Marlies van der Wel is an dutch animator and illustrator whose short films have been recognised internationally at film festivals around the world.
‘I want to address big themes by putting them in small packages, using simple images and words to tell stories that are emotional, but not tearjerkers, with humour never far away.’ Marlies’s illustrations are the result of a painstaking collage process in which she weaves drawings, textures and random objects together. Her creations are brought to life by a technique that Marlies calls ‘digital cut-out animation’ – but most people would call magic. ‘I don’t know what my style is, but whatever I do, I want to create humour with beautiful, detailed images animated with minimal but natural movement.’
Marlies is currently working on her fourth animated short film, set to premiere at Netherlands Film Festival in 2018.