Marlene aka Lily was born and raised bilingually in Vienna, Austria (English/German). After graduating from art school in film and photography, she completed her BA in business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, specializing in Accounting and Diversity Management. All through her studies she worked on several motion picture related projects, in various positions ranging from stop-motion animator, co-author, director, to assistant director, unit production manager and producer. After living in Portland (OR), NYC and a stint in Colombia, she came back to Vienna. Since 2020 she works as Junior Producer for epo-film produktionsges.m.b.H.
Bachelor Thesis: “Hollywood’s Runaways: A Study of Film and Television Production Flight." Examiner: Univ. Prof. Dr. Richard John Alexander; Grade: Excellent (A, with honors)