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Shimmy Marcus

Documentary + Film + TV Director
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Filmography
  • Holocaust Survivors Living in Ireland
    2016 — Documentary Short — 38 mins
  • Bow Street Meets
    2015 — TV Series 24 ×
  • A Disconnected Rhythm
    2014 — Documentary
  • Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion
    2012 — Short Film — 13 mins
  • Rhinos
    2012 — Short Film — 17 mins
  • Good Cake Bad Cake: The Story of LIR
    2011 — Documentary — 82 mins
  • Fame
    2011 — Short Film — 1 mins
  • Mattie
    2010 — TV Series 6 ×
  • SoulBoy
    2010 — Feature Film — 82 mins
  • Breaking Boundaries (supervising director)
    2008 — Documentary — 53 mins
  • Clean the House
    2007 — TV Movie
  • Forgotten
    2007 — TV Movie
  • Heaven
    2007 — TV Movie
  • Maid of Farce
    2007 — TV Movie
  • Imagining Ulysses
    2004 — Documentary — 90 mins
  • Headrush
    2003 — Feature Film — 85 mins
  • Ivor the Insomniac
    2001 — Short Film — 3 mins
  • Aidan Walsh: Master of the Universe
    2000 — Documentary — 69 mins
  • 7th Heaven
    1999 — Short Film — 10 mins
Awards
  • 2014 — Winner
    Washington Jewish Film Festival — Audience Award. Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Cork International Film Festival — Grand Prix Irish. Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion
  • 2013 — Winner
    Green Bay Film Festival — Audience Choice Award. Rhinos
  • 2013 — Nominee
    Irish Film and Television Awards — Best Short Film. Rhinos
  • 2012 — Winner
    Brest European Short Film Festival — Audience Award. Rhinos
  • 2012 — Winner
    Cork International Film Festival — Best International Short Film. Rhinos
  • 2012 — Nominee
    Foyle Film Festival — Best Irish Short. Rhinos
  • 2010 — Nominee
    Edinburgh International Film Festival — Audience Award. SoulBoy
  • 2010 — Winner
    Gijón International Film Festival — Young Audience Award ("Enfants Terribles"). SoulBoy
  • 2010 — Nominee
    Torino Film Festival — Best Feature Film. SoulBoy
  • 2005 — Winner
    East Lansing Film Festival — Audience Award. Headrush
  • 2003 — Nominee
    Galway Film Fleadh — Best First Feature. Headrush
  • 2001 — Winner
    Celtic Film and Television Festival — Best Documentary. Aidan Walsh: Master of the Universe
  • 2001 — Nominee
    Galway Film Fleadh — Documentary Award. Aidan Walsh: Master of the Universe
  • 1999 — Nominee
    Manchester International Short Film Festival — British Jury Award. 7th Heaven

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 the Braunschweig Film Festival in Germany.

His critically acclaimed feature documentary ‘Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe’ became the first Irish documentary made on video to receive theatrical and video distribution. More awards followed for his short films and notably for his contribution to the feature documentary ‘Imagining Ulysses’. Noted for creating many innovative music promos for bands including Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Gavin Friday, Skin (Skunk Anansie), and Republic of Loose, and BP Fallon and Jack White of the White Stripes.

His sophomore feature ‘Soulboy’ (Felicity Jones, Martin Compston) set against the background of the Northern Soul movement in 70’s Britain won the ‘Enfant Terrible’ section of the Gijon International film Festival. In 2010 he joined The Factory as guest Director and continued to produce and direct films including the award winning short films ‘Rhinos’ and ‘Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion’ and documentaries on Parkinsons, and Holocaust Survivors living in Ireland. Presently he is Director of Bow Street Academy – The National Screen Acting School of Ireland which he set up in 2014 with Casting Director Maureen Hughes and Acting Coach Gerry Grennell. He is also a co-founder of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

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