Marc believes motion pictures can contribute positive stories for our contemporary times. Marc graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in English Literature where he also was captain of the Fighting Irish cross country and track teams. His keen interest in running was one factor that drew Marc to Jeremy Jackson’s novel, Life at These Speeds, which he adapted as 1Mile to You.
After graduation, Marc studied Greek drama and myth at the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Greece and traveled to Japan, where he worked as an advertising copywriter for Sharp Electronics. During his years abroad, Marc was a travel correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Daily News, and Fodor’s Travel Guides. Returning to America, Marc earned an M.A. from Cornell University in Japanese Literature. After editing for the Cornell University Press and writing feature articles for the Ithaca Journal, Marc moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in motion pictures.
He started as a reader and story analyst for Avenue Pictures (Angels in America and The Merchant of Venice). He also helped select scripts and projects for the prestigious Film Independent (producers of the Independent Spirit Awards) screenwriting and directing labs.
His optioned screenplays include the true-story 12th century romance Heloise and Abelard, Honest Abe, a contemporary farce inspired by The Music Man, and Ride the East Wind, based on the story of the only American-born kamikaze pilot in WWII.
Marc has teamed up with Scott Alvarez to develop projects under the Cinema Revival banner, including: When the Twilight Comes, an inspirational story about an African-American family who, by leaning on faith and gospel music, reunites over a father’s death and forgives a son’s betrayal; Carded, a teen thriller about a girl who receives a fake ID for her 18th birthday and is mistaken for the young woman on her ID, a young woman who happens to be wanted dead or alive; 787, a thriller about a man who uncovers supernatural events on a routine plane flight.
Marc co-wrote The Forever Tree short film, about a young African-American woman in 1920 who discovers an oral legend to be true. It will premiere at the Bentonville Film Festival in May, 2017. Marc is currently developing the feature with Chrishaunda Lee Perez and Steve Hintz, as well as another feature, Finding Loren, about the Hintz family’s search for their grandfather, who died in a bomber crash in Italy in the last days of WWII.
Marc is also producing Road Dog Sisters, based on the true story of three girls who run away from a group home to find the oldest girls’ biological mother. It is currently in pre-production.