Marliss is an award-winning writer and producer, based in Edmonton, AB.
She started her career as an actor and broadcaster. She worked with Global Television for several years as on-air talent, and also as a writer/producer. In that role, she produced more than 200 regional and national commercials, many of which won national and international awards.
After a sojourn in both broadcast and print journalism, writing and editing for numerous publications, she started her own company, Parodos Communications, where she focused on corporate storytelling, social media and video production. Her current niche is in social media advocacy for social justice organizations, and she engages with hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis through her various social media clients, honing her writing and creative chops in the crucible that is Facebook and Twitter.
Now, at mid-career, she is in the midst of another transition, this time writing and producing for film and television. She was Executive Producer on the award-winning webseries, Necessary Evil, she produced the short film Recruiting Hell, she wrote, produced and directed several episodes of The Hellevator Project, and recently co-wrote and produced the short film Deadstream for the upcoming UK horror anthology, Ghosts, for Executive Producer Tony Newton.
Her most recent project is Day Nine, a collaborative webseries anthology she and her partner Randy Brososky co-created, wrote and starred in, along with participants from seven countries around the world, as part of a COVID-19 quarantine project.
Marliss and Randy, through their company Group of Rogues, are actively developing several properties for television, web and film, and are seeking production partners and distributors. Diversity in front of and behind the camera is a key value for them both, and developing content that includes a wide variety of identities is a high priority for their company.
Marliss is in the inaugural Banff SPARK cohort, and has an MA in Communications.