Marlo & Co. had their taste of triumph with their Award-Winning film The Last Time We Were... Silver Remi recipients WorldFest/Houston 2006 - bottom-line, the bar had been raised when Marlo’s, Jackie Frost Films in association with writing/producing partner, Jennifer Fontaine’s, Scorpio Rising Films became a filmmaking union with which to be reckoned, delivering their Freshman effort from principal photography to the screen in under five months. Only to be surpassed by their recent delivery of their short film STEALTH, from first frame to screen in under eight weeks. And in May 2009, Bernier and Fontaine were contracted by Mississippi Films to co-pen Finding John Smith, which they accomplished in under six weeks and also which Marlo subsequently was hired to direct. - plain english; breakneck speed.
Equally important to her filmmaker credits, Marlo brings 50 plus years of living to the table, as well as over two decades of solid work on both stage and screen. On stage (Mark) Bernier repeatedly delivered award-winning performances in roles such as, Roy Cohn in Angels in America; Parts I and II, the twins John/James in Love! Valour! Compassion!, and Berg in God's Country. Along with memorable guest roles in Cold Case, Homicide: Life on the Street, Las Vegas and Alias. And on the larger screen in The Last Time We Were… and in Fincher’s zodiac.
Shortly after beginning her transition from male-to-female in 2007, Marlo has directed her efforts behind the lens. As to whether or not she’ll one day step back into the frame, well the verdict is till out on that. But as she has already proven time and again in her broad, full and rich life; anything is possible.
With no alternative, Marlo knows full well that this effort is hardly a solo act, but rather an collaborative one of formidable proportions and it is toward this end that she, along with her colleagues, are acutely aware that it is the forces opposing which ultimately drive and deliver anything worthy of note especially that of cinema.