Award-winning writer/director Marcos Efron was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and raised in Houston, Texas. After earning a degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, Marcos worked as an investment banker in New York and Miami. After a couple of years of 100-hour weeks crunching numbers, Marcos chose to tackle more creative endeavors and relocated to Los Angeles, where he still (happily) works 100 hours per week as he pursues his career as a filmmaker. While making his way up the executive ladder at various film production companies, Marcos began compiling credits and experience by producing the music videos and short films of his friends. Finally heeding the call, Marcos took the reins himself and directed the music video “My Little Baby” for independent singer-songwriter Pete Munday. Since then, Marcos has directed music videos for a variety of artists, both independent and signed.
In late 2002, Marcos was chosen from a field of over 200 up-and-coming directors to direct the video for the title track to Jewel’s hit CD, “This Way.” His video for “Drive” for Angie Mattson won the award for “Best Independent Video of the Year 2004” by the Los Angeles Music Awards. He recently directed the video for Angie’s latest single, “Cold Soul,” for Universal Music Group (UK).
His latest short film, Common Practice, has been on the festival route in 2006, making stops at the Sundance Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, among others. Marcos has also written and directed two other short films and boasts an impressive and growing collection of music videos.
Marcos is also an avid photographer whose travels have taken him as far as Qatar and the Seychelles. His other interests include competing in triathlons, studying the Italian language, traveling abroad and indulging in good Thai food. His favorite book is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and his favorite movies are Amadeus, Platoon, Empire of the Sun and Superman, part I.
Tribeca All Access® | 2006