Marion Hill (Marion Hoàng Ngọc Hill) is a Vietnamese-British filmmaker based in New Orleans. Following up on two popular short films [Bird of Prey and Goddess House], their feature debut Ma Belle, My Beauty premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and received an Audience Award. The film was recommended in the New York Times' Sundance lineup, and was released in over 40 theaters across North America by Good Deed Entertainment. It was also selected for SXSW, San Francisco, Seattle, Frameline, Outshine (Best Feature Jury Award), Outfest, Cleveland, Provincetown and many others. Internationally, the film was acquired by Montreal's WaZabi Films/Sphere Films and has premiered in Mallorca, Jecheon, Melbourne, Montreal, Ankara, Istanbul, Oslo, London and Stockholm, with distribution deals secured across Spain, Scandinavia, Austria, Germany, Latin America, Australia and Japan.
Marion has received fellowship support from Sundance Institute, Universal Pictures, the Gotham, Tulane University and New Orleans Film Society, and works have played festivals as well as gone on to platforms such as Hulu and Starz.
Raised mostly in the U.K. and in France by a Mother from Saigon and a Father from Shropshire, Marion has found their own home in the American South: in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a background as a classical pianist and oboist, Marion began composing for short films as a teenager and was soon writing, directing, shooting and editing their own work. Marion is passionate about queer collaborative creative process and cultural nuance.
Marion is currently writing and developing their second feature film in New Orleans, alongside other exciting local projects.