MARCUS SHEPHERD

Marcus started his career in the theatre, he worked at MOMI as an actor before moving into production at Gorgeous Films assisting top commercial director Chris Palmer. He’s directed and produced at Sky TV on shows like Barry Norman’s Film Night filming talent like Sir Michael Caine, Robert De Niro, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Traci Lords and Dame Judi Dench.

He’s worked in places like the Oscars in Hollywood, on a transatlantic Concorde flight, up a tower crane and at 10 Downing St filming the prime minister. He’s worked at the Cannes film festival, Venice and San Sebastián festival. He’s interviewed over a 100 movie-talents like Nick Nolte, Martin Landau, Charlton Heston, Ian Holm, Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellwegger, Ewan Magregor, Uma Thurman, Neil La Bute, Danny Boyle, Cate Blanchett, Paul Schrader, Christian Bale, Peter Bogdanovich, Ken Loach, Shane Meadows, Robert Carlisle, Wong Kar Wei, Marianne Faithful, F MurrayAbraham, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Stephen Frears and many, many others.

Becoming renowned for having conversations with talented craftspeople he’s also written & directed numerous programmes like Star Wars Making Of The Myth rated one of the best documentaries on the legendary movie and Cinema Nation with the remarkable broadcaster and John Peel producer John Walters.

He’s also made promos, commercialsand original comedies like STUPID CULT featuring Charlie Brooker, ADRIAN CRISP PSYCHIC INVESTIGATOR with Jonathan Parkyn and the series HOME MOVIES with Joe Wilkinson.

He’s won awards for his work – THE SOFA, EL HOPPO! and THE TRIGGER. His first screenplay A KILLING IN THE WOODS won the screen daily Oscar Moore award judged Anthony Minghella and Emma Thompson. The Canada set taut thriller is being produced by Wellington Films, distributed by thunderbird pictures and sold by the Film Constellation- and is now casting for a 2017 shoot. His BFI developed Award winning dystopian comedy DRYLAND is produced by Dan Films and was just on the Britlist for best un-produced screenplays. This is currently being cast and financed. Marcus also has 2 new original features being produced, DINNER WITH THE DEVLINS with Starfish films – also casting- and IL BASSO! with Pink Floyd musician and comedian Guy Pratt and indie star Raeffello Degruttola.

As well as this Marcus has other projects and original screenplays and is one of the organisers and founders of Stow Film Lounge.