August 12, 1976 |
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Notable work(s)||11:14 (2003)
Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
|Notable award(s)||Student Academy Award|
Marcks grew up in the town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts and attended Chelmsford High School. He studied creative writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to receive an M.F.A in directing from the Florida State University Film Conservatory in Tallahassee, Florida, where he wrote and directed Lector, a short film which won several awards at film festivals including a Student Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
His film Echelon Conspiracy, an action thriller film starring Shane West, Edward Burns, Martin Sheen, Jonathan Pryce and Ving Rhames was released theatrically in the U.S. on February 27, 2009. The film, though fiction, deals with the real-world SIGINT collection program ECHELON, run by the NSA. However, the movie bombed at the box office.
Marcks' next project, a film based on You Don't Love Me Yet, a novel by Jonathan Lethem, deals with the romantic escapades of bandmates living in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
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