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Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

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In 2010, Dean Fleischer Camp, an award-winning filmmaker and New York Times bestselling author, along with Jenny Slate, created a short film about Marcel, an endearingly cheerful talking shell with one eye and little shoes. The little character became a viral hit, leading to a feature adaptation produced by A24. We’re excited to hear Fleischer Camp share his singular process about creating a feature film that combines elements of narrative, documentary feature, improvisation, and two forms of animation. Join us for stories about his one-of-a-kind characters, voice actors Jenny Slate as Marcel, and Isabella Rossellini as grandma Connie, and what adventures Marcel is up to next.


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Dean Fleischer Camp

Moderated by Geoff Marslett

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Oct 7


1:00-2:00 pm


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60 min

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Dean Fleischer Camp

Director, Marcel the Shell With No Shoes

Dean Fleischer Camp is the award-winning filmmaker, designer, and New York Times bestselling author who co-created the viral sensation Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Since appearing on Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2011, Fleischer Camp’s work has been profiled in virtually every major American media outlet. His first narrative feature, an adaptation of the Marcel the Shell series starring Jenny Slate, Isabella Rossellini, and Rosa Salazar, was released this year via A24. He has directed for Comedy Central, HBO, TBS, Adult Swim, and Disney Interactive. Commercial clients include Pop Tarts, Clearasil, Dixie, Atlassian, Shopify, and many others.

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Geoff Marslett

Moderator; Director, Quantum Cowboys (VIFF 2022)

Geoff Marslett is a Texas-born animator, director, writer, producer, and actor. His work often revolves around the romance of connection and the way exploring your universe changes you and the place you explore. He grew up a cowboy with an interest in physics, and has worked in both construction and science before becoming a filmmaker. He adores feral cats and still genuinely loves making things. He splits his time between teaching at the University of Colorado and making his own films.

Filmography: Six in Austin: Out of Bounds (2002); Mars (2010); Loves Her Gun (2012)

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