INTER FIGURA – Marie Zechiel



“INTER FIGURA” a short film portraying a woman switching between society-defined appearances of gender.

„We all move differently and in our own unique way. Nonetheless, there are certain schemes in our body language which are interpreted by others as happy, sad, angry or any other emotion. Additionally some of these patterns manipulate our perception of gender deeply – sometimes beyond our control. On the other hand this enables us to interact with our gender and opens possibilities to consciously bend our impression on other humans.“



Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2023
Queer East Midland Film Festival 2023
OneTakeFilmFestival 2022
Queer Vision at Pride of the Déise 2022
Bokeh South Africa International Lifestyle & Fashion Film Festival 2021  (best emerging Talent)
Fashion Film Festival Istanbul 2021
Fashion Film Festival Chicago 2021
Crossroads International Film Festival 2021
One Shot Terassa City of Film 2021
Lift-off Global Network – First Time Filmmaker Sessions 2021

She makes fun of life, where everything is illusion, bringing chaos, storms and freedom, no longer afraid of living and taking chances. Iconoclast and sophisticated she freed herself from the past, like an old woman masked as an infant. There are pictures without sound that become strong and positively deafening through body astraction. A vertical line that clarifies a thousand questions with no answer about the immaterial side of life. Together they briefly talk, ganz kurz.Marie Zechiel is a concept artist whose main form of expression is movement. that is seamlessly translated into stage, film, photo and performance work. This is the portfolio of Marie Zechiel – Dancer & performer based in Berlin.

As a movement director Marie Zechiel researches, develops and instructs sophisticated movement and body languages for a project aiming to create a suitable and unique physical narrative that raises production quality and authenticity.
In exchange with the director and team she proposes a motion vocabulary and choreography which fits best to the project’s vision, before she develops specific training methods and teaches all necessary skills to the performers (e.g. actors, singers, dancers, models, extras).
Especially on set with the production Marie Zechiel is a valuable motion supervisor to translate last-minute improvements as a movement director. Her skill-set includes underwater movement, cross-gendered movements and chorus work as well as doing choreographies in different dance styles.
Her field of work is specialised in camera productions such as commercials, music videos, photo shootings but also fashion shows and gallery spaces and the movement mentoring for artists. As a Choreographer and Movement Director Marie Zechiel has been involved in many music videos, commercial shoots and fashion shows. Clients include: VOGUECalvin Klein, Longines, Heidi Klum, Rammstein, Herbert Grönemeyer, Mercedes Benz.