Marisa Quirk

I am a Seattle University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. In 2016, I worked as a publications intern for the Seattle International Film Festival, where I wrote film descriptions that appeared on the SIFF website and in the catalog handed out at the Festival. Currently, I write monthly articles about the Gallery at the Park in The Entertainer, an entertainment newspaper for the Mid-Columbia area. I am also a freelance web designer with experience in HTML and CSS coding and in graphic design.

Long Way North

This beautifully drawn animated adventure tells the story of a young aristocrat, Sasha, growing up in Saint Petersburg in the late 19th century. Sasha’s explorer grandfather, Oloukine, has gone missing while on an expedition to the North Pole, and though everyone else believes him dead, Sasha doesn’t. She discovers his itinerary and becomes convinced that […]

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Rainbow

This heartwarming story follows two orphaned siblings living with their aunt and uncle in a scenic village in Rajasthan, India. Pari, the responsible older sister, acts as a guide for her blind eight-year-old brother, Chotu. Chotu remains cheerful and free-spirited, even as he yearns to be able to see again. Inspired by a message on […]

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The Academy Needs a Change

On January 15, 2015, Hollywood directors, screenwriters and actors nationwide collectively held their breaths as they waited for the 2015 Oscar nominations to be announced. When the time came, however, social media users immediately noticed something strange about the nominees: they were almost all white and almost all male. Twitter users began using the hashtag […]

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