Kirstin Marcon has made a number of short films while working as a graphic designer. She's Racing and Picnic Stops were both invited to a number of international festivals; accident drama She's Racing was awarded in Chicago. Her 2012 feature film debut The Most Fun You Can Have Dying — starring Matt Whelan as a young man living life to the max, in the time he has left — saw Marcon shooting in locations across Europe.
The most successful short film I’ve made I learned nothing from. I learned my real lessons painfully by making mistakes. Kirsten Marcon, in an interview with website Wellywood Woman
Young, confident and good-looking, Michael (Matt Whelan from Go Girls) discovers he has only a short time to live. Rather than undergo pricey experimental cancer treatment, he steals the cash and absconds to Hong Kong and Europe, determined to enjoy the life that remains. But heedless OE hedonism is complicated when he meets Sylvie (Roxane Mesquida, star of A Ma Soeur) and goes cross-continental with her. Based on Steven Gannaway novel Seraphim Blues, Kirstin Marcon’s first feature combines down under filming with a guerilla-style winter shoot across Europe.
This early short from The Most Fun You Can Have Dying director Kirstin Marcon follows a driver (Sophia Hawthorne) in the aftermath of a car crash. She — almost — pulls a badly-injured victim from wreckage in rugged bush and tends to him, but behaves strangely when another motorist arrives. The film presents shards of the relationship between victim and 'rescuer', but never enough to undercut the effectively mysterious tone; metallic blues and greens flavour the film’s unexpected moral code. She's Racing won a Silver Plaque at Chicago Film Festival (2000).