Catherine Selina Meyer is a multi- and inter-disciplinary artist whose work addresses issues like environmental degradation, the bitter legacy of colonialism, animal rights, and the stubborn prevalence of the discredited gender binary. After majoring in film at Vassar College, where her dance piece (“Silent Crimes // Keystone Pipeline”) was a runner-up for the Mary Parks Mortimer Prize, Meyer interned with the pioneering documentarian Laura Belzman (“Cry Sandinista!,” “Cancer Spike,” “A Boy Called Wendy”) until illness forced her to return home to Washington. “Kissing Your Sister” is her first film and she has dedicated it to the memory of her grandmother, Catherine Calvert Eaton.
Marjorie Palmiotti was born on the Cree-Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota to a Native American mother who worked as a schoolteacher and an Italian American father who came to the reservation as a social worker. She attended tribal schools and received a full scholarship to Purdue University. She served with the 1st Battalion 3rd Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Phantom Fury and Operation Enduring Freedom. She received a Bronze Star for her actions during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Palmiotti was honorably discharged as a master gunnery sergeant and joined the Secret Service, serving on the Presidential Detail until late last year. A self-taught film producer, Palmiotti cites Agnes Varda, Srđan Spasojević, Lisa Cholodenko, and Jacques Cousteau as influences. Her work on “Kissing Your Sister” is dedicated to her brother and sister devil dogs in the Marines. Semper Fi!
Marjorine Films is a full service film production company that develops and produces transformative documentaries and fictional films. Our mission is to do “well” by doing “good.” We believe that great films can be powerful tools for social change by raising awareness and making an irresistible call to action. Our projects address vital issues like social justice, LGBT rights, the threat posed by GMOs, as well as some of the darker chapters of American history. Most of all, we seek to uplift the oppressed and celebrate the human spirit.