marcie lacerte ☀


Films

Coxswain's Chicken Kitchen (2020)

A deranged man advertises his delicious chicken.

Fest Anca, 2021
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), 2021
Malt Adult, 2021
Girls In Film, 2020

Summer of Love (2017)

A girl goes out in the summertime looking for love.

Cartoon Brew Pick of the Day, 2018
Vimeo Staff Pick, 2017
Animation Nights New York (ANNY), 2019
GLAS Animation, 2018
Ae Film Fest, 2018
Locomoción Experimental Animation Festival, 2017
Lush Creative Showcase, 2017
Ladies With Lenses Screening, 2017
Malt Adult, 2017
Square Lake Film Festival, 2017
Istanbul Comics and Art Festival, 2017
Rimonim Art Gallery, 2017

Commissions

Great Big Story — Everything You Wanted to Know About Animal Farts (2020)

An animated exploration of Dani Rabaiotti's book Does It Fart? A Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence. Created for Great Big Story.

See my process here, and a side-by-side look at the storyboard vs the final here.

Role: animator

Invisibilia — The fMRI Machine (2019)

What does an fMRI machine think about? And what does it want? In collaboration with Invisibilia and Everything is Alive.

Role: animator

Quartz — The Early Web (2019)

Created in collaboration with Meghan McDonough. Featured on Quartz.

Roles: co-producer, animator

Quartz — The Shrek Fandom (2018)

Featured on Quartz, Cartoon Brew, Vice, this tweet.

NPR — The Marshmallow Test (2018)

Is your personality fixed, or can you change who you are? Created for Invisibilia.

Role: producer

Asian American Film Thing (Caveat), 2019
Video Consortium, 2019
Ottawa International Animation Festival, 2018

Quartz — The secret life of kids on YouTube (2018)

The world of kids on YouTube is wild, weird, and almost entirely unregulated.

Role: creative producer, animator


The School of Life (2018)

Films created for The School of Life.

Multimedia

An Afternoon Rippling

A text-based 2D adventure game about getting lost in a valley after your car breaks down. In your search for the elusive Mechanic, you have conversations with several strange individuals in a valley. Play it now!

Chaos: An Interactive Essay

A personal theory of aesthetics. Created for the Light Grey Art Lab Residency. Coming soon!

Social Media Bio Generator

In need of a new description for your favorite social media profile? Generate your own three-part bio here!! (2016)

About

Marcie is a Chinese-American animator, video producer, and one time game-maker. She is originally from Minneapolis and currently works in NYC as a motion designer. Right now, she animates for Vox's "Explained" series on Netflix, though she was previously at Great Big Story, Quartz, and NPR.

In her personal work, she aims to explore human psychology through a humorous, surreal lens. She once wore a mustache for a video. She would one day like to make a movie.

Please send your deepest thoughts to marcielacerte@gmail.com.

SELECTED PRESS: CBC Radio, Director's Notes, The New Yorker, Game Curator, Rock Paper Shotgun, It's Nice That, Cartoon Brew, Girls in Film

BEHIND THE SCENES: Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup, Everything You Wanted to Know About Animal Farts

instagram / vimeo / twitter / tumblr / CV

Here is Marcie enjoying her time off to cosplay as an alien from Toy Story.