Shimmy Marcus

 

Address: 131 Darglewood,Knocklyon, Dublin 16, Ireland

Email: shimmymarcus@gmail.com

Website: www.shimmymarcus.com

Tel:+353 (0)87 2704132

Film Type: Live Action

Bio

 

Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script HEADRUSH which he also directed. The film won a variety of International awards including Best Feature at festivals in Michigan, New York, and Germany.

 

Shimmys critically acclaimed feature documentary AIDAN WALSH – Master of the Universe became the first Irish documentary made on video to receive theatrical and video distribution and won Best Feature Decoumentary at The Celtic Film TV Festival. More awards have followed for his short films and notably for his contribution to the feature documentary IMAGINING ULYSSES.

 

His second drama feature ‘SOULBOY’ set in the Northern Soul world of 70′s Britain recently won Best Feature at the Gijon International Film Festival in Spain.

 

Noted for creating many innovative music promos for bands including Fun Lovin Criminals, Snow Patrol, Gavin Friday, and Skin (Skunk Anansie), his latest collaboration is with BP Fallon and Jack White of the White Stripes.

 

Last year he directed a new comedy drama series ‘MATTIE’ for RTE starring Pat Shortt (Garage) and his latest feature documentary ‘Good Cake Bad Cake’ the story of Irish band LiR and their quest to reach the top of the music biz is on the Festival Circuit.

Filmography

 

AUTUMN LEAVES

2013 – Documentary 48mins

 

HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION

2012 – Short 13mins

 

RHINOS

2012 – Short 15mins

 

GOOD CAKE BAD CAKE

2011 – Feature Documentary 82mins

 

SOULBOY

2010 – Feature – 84min

 

MATTIE

2010 – TV Series 6 x 25mins

 

BREAKING BOUNDARIES

2008 – Documentary – 54min

 

LIMELIGHT

2007 – Shorts Series – 4 x 90sec

 

U2 – THE WALK ON TOUR

2005 – Documentary – 16min

 

IMAGINING ULYSSES

2004 – Documentary – 90min

 

HEADRUSH

2003 – Feature – 85min

 

IVOR THE INSOMNIAC

2002 – Short – 3min

 

AIDAN WALSH-MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE

2000 – Documentary – 69min

 

7TH HEAVEN

1999 – Short – 10min

Awards

 

Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion

 

Silver Award – Robinsons International Shirt Film Competition

 

Best Short Audience Award – Washington Jewish Film Festival

 

Best Short Audience Award – Chicago Irish Film Festival

 

Best Short Audience Award – Cine Gael Montreal Film Festival

 

Best Short Audience Award – Door County Short Film Festival

 

Best Short – Waterford Film Festival

 

Best Script – Pears Foundation Short Film Script Award

 

Rhinos

 

Best International Short Film – Audience Award Cork Film Festival

 

Best Film – 27th European Short Film Festival Brest Best Short – Audience Award – Green Bay Film Festival

 

Best Short – Audience Award – Cine Gael Montreal

 

3rd Best Short – Audience Award Chicago Irish Film Festival

 

2nd Best Short Film – Foyle Film Festival Best Short Film – IFTA Nomination

 

Soulboy

 

Best Feature ‘Enfant Terrible’ Gijon Int. Film Festival

 

2nd Best Feature Audience Award Endiburgh Int. Film Festival

 

Headrush

 

Best Feature, Braunschweig Film Festival

 

Best Unreleased Feature, East Lansing Film Festival

 

Best Feature, NY Film Fleadh

 

IFTA Nomination Best Film Public Vote, Irish Film and Television Awards

 

2nd Best First Feature, Galway Film Fleadh

 

Best Script, Miramax Scriptwriting Award and Irish Film Institute

 

Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe

 

Best Feature Documentary, Celtic Film and TV Festival

Film of the Year, Enter Magazine

 

2nd Best Feature Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh

 

Imagining Ulysses

 

Winner Gold Hugo, Chicago Film Festival

 

Nomination Best Documentary, Celtic Film and TV Festival

 

Nomination Best Documentary, Irish Film & Television Awards

Short listed, Prix Italia

 

7th Heaven

 

Winner Best Short Film, Irish International Film Festival, New York

 

Runner Up Best British Short, Kinofestival, Manchester

 

Runner Up Best Short, Manhattan Short Film Festival