Currently located in Brisbane/Meanjin, Mitchell Marion is an award winning Australian/British writer, director and producer who is passionate about crafting powerful and affecting queer narratives for audiences. Mitchell found himself on RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK as part of the BRIT CREW in 2019, after spending 13 years as a creatively active participant on London’s queer nightlife, art, and activism scenes. It is due to this powerful and ongoing connection to his queer community, that Mitchell strives to bring more complex, challenging, and boundary pushing LGBTQ+ stories to screen.
After receiving FIRST CLASS HONOURS from THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS LONDON, specialising in screenwriting and directing, his thesis film G O’CLOCK premiered at the BFI FLARE FILM FESTIVAL in 2016. The film shed a light on London’s underground Chemsex party culture, specifically the drug GHB, which still kills a gay man every week in London. G O’Clock screened at many of the major LGBTQ+ film festivals around the globe, including OUTFEST in LA, CHERIES CHERIS in Paris, and was nominated for Best British Short at the IRIS PRIZE FILM FESTIVAL in Cardiff. G O'CLOCK is available worldwide on DVD and VOD landing on PECCADILLO PICTURES BOYS ON FILM 15: TIME AND TIED (2016) and the BEST OF CHERIES CHERIS VOL2 (2017).
Mitchell’s first independent short film THE SUIT WEARETH THE MAN is shot by ALI FARAHNI, DOP of the ACADEMY AWARD WINNING short film THE SILENT CHILD, and is starting its festival run at the BOLTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 and the AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2020. THE SUIT WEARETH THE MAN has won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the NEW YORK CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS 202O, and BEST LGBTQ+ SHORT FILM at both the VENICE FILM AWARDS 2020 and the FLORENCE FILM AWARDS 2020.
Mitchell is actively developing short, feature and television scripts for future production, and is always looking to collaborate on film projects as a director, writer or producer.
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