Marco (they/them) is a BAFTA-nominated film director and writer based in London.
Their most recent film, SAINTMAKING, is a short doc commissioned by the Guardian about the canonisation of queer filmmaker Derek Jarman by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of queer activist nuns. They are also about to start the festival journey of their next short, THE BOWER, a sister project to SAINTMAKING. The film explores the different generational experiences of HIV through two interwoven timelines in 1991 and 2021, pivoting around a dramatic recreation of Jarman's canonisation.
Past films include POMPEII (Film4, 2019: BFI London Film Festival, BIFA longlisted, London Critics’ Circle nominee); TONI_WITH_AN_I (BBC/BFI, 2019: 70th Berlinale, BAFTA nominated for Best Short Form Programme); FOUR QUARTETS (2018, BFI London Film Festival, 69th Berlinale - Crystal Bear Jury Special Mention and Teddy Award nominee, distributed by Peccadillo Pictures).
Marco recently directed their first TV pilot, SUCH BRAVE GIRLS, written by Kat Sadler and produced by Camden Productions (THIS COUNTRY). They recently were named one of Vimeo's Best New Creators of 2021.