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MARELIZE ROETS

STORYTELLER

I am a storyteller with a strong interest in projects that require both creative and innovative thinking. I am fully committed to writing, teaching, editing, and creating compelling and thought-provoking content. I am always eager to learn more tricks of the trade from others, regardless of the industry they work in.

 

RECENT PROJECTS

I am stubbornly curious and always strive to attain as much knowledge as I possibly can to hone in my writing skills. I struggle to sit still for more than two minutes, so I keep busy with an assortment of endeavors. These are a few of my more recent projects. Get in touch with me for more information!

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UNSHELTERED, BUFFALO 8, EAGLE EYE ENTERTAINMENT AND REEL PRODUCTIONS

Available to stream February 25, 2022 on Apple TV/iTunes, Amazon, Google, and Vudu

Logline: In 2017, five college students set out to escape the path of mother nature. When things take a turn, they have to seek shelter... and are never seen alive again.

"TABLE," HOLLYWOOD JUST4SHORTS FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AND BEYOND THE CURVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

June - July 2021

My short script, "Table," was selected as a finalist in the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition (June 2021) and by the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (June - July 2021 Official Selections).

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Available for purchase at all major retailers since May 2021

Ghost Parachute's anthology showcases the best 105 flash fiction stories that are unapologetically bold. Readers will lose themselves in fresh and vibrant imagery. Read what you’ve always known but were too afraid to say. Read stories unlike any other story you’ve read before.


It’s easy to view the world in black and white, so Ghost Parachute paints a streak of gray. Great stories don’t ride the popular, easy narrative, and great characters are often impossible to love yet we love them anyway. We unleash the spider behind the rose and dance in the surreal.

Copies are available to order online.

"ONE IN THREE," FISHFOOD MAGAZINE

August 2020

"One in three women globally experience violence." - World Health Organization (2021)

This flash fiction story explores how a woman is exploited for money by a stalker from her past.

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"THE WAR OF SOCKS," BENDING GENRES

June 2020

This flash fiction story depicts a half-South African, half-Russian family as they struggle to solve the mystery of missing socks.

February 2020

Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast, is a literary citizenship project founded by the Fall 2019 cohort candidates in the MFA: Creative Writing program at the University of Central Florida. 

  

Our bi-weekly episodes feature in-studio readings from the UCF literary community, interviews and readings from published faculty and students, seasonal readings of original creative work, craft round-tables, and special events such as public readings and conference reports. 

Working Title: A Literary Arts Podcast is an independent project produced with the support of the University of Central Florida MFA in Creative Writing Program, the Department of English, and the College of Arts and Humanities.

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"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly."

Franz Kafka