Lavazza IncluCity Festival - Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
What began as a short film collaboration between director Dean Fleischer-Camp and actor-comedian Jenny Slate has turned into something so much bigger and so much cuter than anyone could have predicted. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On came out in 2010 as a 3-minute mockumentary short following the life of a seashell named Marcel. After unprecedented success, Marcel has now gotten his own feature-length film! This time the story follows Marcel as he ekes out a life alongside his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Marcel laments his family’s mysterious disappearance, alluding to a tragedy that has withered a once-thriving community down to only two survivors. A chance encounter with documentary filmmaker Dean brings Marcel’s story to millions; what ensues is a heartwarming story about the lengths we all go through to find ourselves.