I love finding the absurd in the ordinary, and the every day in the absurd. No matter what genre or story, I want to play with audience expectations in every possible way.
In the world of advertising, I specialise in comedy, food/tabletop and stop motion. Sometimes all at the same time. Sometimes none of the above. It is an exciting and unpredictable world.
Markus has worked in the film and commercial industry for over a decade. In this time he directed multiple award winning short films, produced 2 independent feature films and
co-created two comedy web series. As a commercial director he has brought over 40 TV and Online campaigns to life for brands ranging from Coca Cola to Unilever. His work has been nominated with 4 stars in Campaign and has been listed for the AMV BBDO Shiny awards.
His most recent short 'BAD NEWS', a satire about the media and politics, was sponsored by Directors UK and ARRI London. The 12 minute film was shot in one continuous shot. It premiered at the Arri Trinity showcase in Vue West End earlier this year and will have his festival premiere at the London Independent Film Festival 2020.
‘Anonymous’; a short film about the gentrification of Soho through the eyes of an aging Drag Queen (Enzo Cilenti) was finalist for best short film at the academy qualifying Austin Film Festival, and East End Film Festival. It has also won best narrative short and best male lead at Frostbite and Cyprian International Film Festival.
‘Shelter’ a World War 2 drama starring Jack O’Connell, Michael Smiley and Ed Stoppard, was filmed on 35mm and has been screened in festivals around the U.K. and internationally and won best cinematography, best editing and best director at TMFF.
He has twice been Semi Finalist for the Nicholl's Fellowship Awards, and his latest horror script collaboration with Gemma Hurley, The Rules That Keep Us Safe was Semi-Finalist at the ScreenCraft Horror Competition 2018 and long-listed at Austin Film Festival 2019
He also is more of a cat person; which has caused many heated arguments on set.