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Monty made history in 2016 by directing and co-producing YouTube’s first Live 360 performance...
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ABOUT Monty Marsh
Monty Marsh had every intention of pursuing a career on Wall Street after receiving his Economics degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but at the eleventh hour, he decided to instead pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
He spent the following few years in front of the camera, as a model and actor, before joining Cinemedia Film AG’s North American film finance division.
While at Cinemedia, Monty was required to research, forecast and present film financing opportunities to the Executive Team. His experience with Cinemedia taught him the value of “story”, and he discovered that his true passion was actually being behind the camera.
Wanting to better understand the art and power of storytelling, Monty began to intently study and scrutinize the works of inspirational directors and photographers. And when Monty was offered a position on the production side of a big-budget commercial, he immediately accepted.
Monty has not looked back since.
Today, Monty specializes in tv / film / music video production, branded content for the Internet, technology and digital strategy. His work has enabled him to experience virtually every facet of production, including casting, camera, locations, producing and directing, and has allowed him to collaborate with some of the world’s most prominent directors and photographers through projects for clients such as Samsung, Apple, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Harper’s Bazaar, Italian Vogue, Calvin Klein, and Nike.
In addition, Monty has also worked on the following notable projects and received the following accolades:
– Serving as the Featured Artist for the Progressive Democrats of America at the California Democratic Convention in 2005, which highlighted Monty’s photography covering the Anti-War Movement across the United States.
– Contributing to then Senator Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign, which used one of Monty’s photographs of President Obama on a leaflet with him standing at a church pulpit to appeal to Evangelical voters across the state of Kentucky.
– Debuting his short film, “Journey Home,” a story about Monty’s personal journey to the Slave Coast of Benin, West Africa, at the 2010 LA Shorts Fest — one of the largest shorts festivals in the world. “Journey Home” was also an Official Selection and Best Short Documentary nominee of the 2011 Fallbrook Film Festival, fulfilling the scoring criterion of excellence in storytelling, technical execution, and meaningful purpose.
– Making history in 2016 by directing and co-producing YouTube’s first Live 360 performance in collaboration with The Verge and Indy pop artist DΔWN.
– Having his ‘Not Above That’ VR Experience (premiered by Wired Magazine), and his 2D Music Video companion piece (premiered by NPR) chosen as Official Selections of the Austin Music Video Festival 2016. His VR experience is a ‘Best Interactive Music Video’ Award Nominee.