ABOUT MARC

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AS A COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER:

 

"Marc's music is like movies for the blind."

    -  Jaron Summers, Screenwriter

 

Marc is a composer and music producer who has created hundreds of scores for film, TV, records and commercials.

Musical career highlights include:

  • 9 feature films including two foreign features which were both nominated for Best Score in the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards,

  • over 90 TV shows for non-fiction networks (two of which won Emmys and one of which won a Peabody Award),

  • six records,

  • over 500 commercials,

  • one commissioned musical for Tokyo’s “Broadway,”

  • seven computer games,

  • six 'certified platinum' direct-to-video productions, and

  • the Flag Ceremony for the '92 Olympics in Barcelona.

 

He completed a two-year stint as Manager of Soundelux Design Music Group in Hollywood, an innovative provider of music, voiceover and sound design for Video Games, Commercials and Location-Based Entertainment.  In addition to his responsibilities for the bottom line and day-to-day operations, he was the music supervisor on three Disney video games, High School Musical: Karaoke, Cheetah Girls: Dance and High School Musical 3: Dance.

 

As a Post Production Sound Supervisor and Sound Designer, Marc has worked on dozens of films and TV shows and was recognized for his seminal work as a co-composer and sound designer on Ethan Hawke's supernatural thriller, SINISTER.

 

 

 

 

 

AS A FILM PRODUCER:

 

Marc produced Crunch's Award-Winning "epic" short, DANDELION DHARMA, written and directed by partner Veronica DiPippo. 'Dharma' won the coveted Audience Award for Best Live Action Short at the 2009 Palm Springs International ShortFest, considered to be one of the top three festivals for short films in the world.

 

In November, 2009, "Dharma" was honored with a special screening of award-winning, international shorts presented by America Cinematheque at Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theater. Shorts International distributes it internationally.

 

Marc and Veronica are prominently featured in the documentary called "Follow the Filmmaker" produced by Shorts International. It aired on their US, UK and French HD Channels in 2010.

 

Crunch'’s supernatural thriller short film, FRAMED, award-winning horror short film, NIGHTSWEATS: THE COLLECTORS, and the cartoon series, FLORA & FAWNA, were also produced by Marc.

 

PERSONAL:

 

Born in Chicago and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Marc graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering. After graduation, he started several companies including a custom furniture manufacturing firm and a construction company in Saudi Arabia.

 

His hobby had always been music but he never became deeply involved until he met retired composer/conductor Robert G. Mann. Recognizing his potential, Mann agreed to teach him to write music. After three years of apprenticeship, Marc decided to sell his furniture company and become a composer.

 

After arriving in LA, Marc got deeply involved with the emerging guerilla film movement and formed a production company, Crunch Entertainment, with writer/director Veronica DiPippo and director/editor Jeff Consiglio.  Crunch produced several films and is currently in pre-production on SONNET, a modern-day retelling of why Shakespeare wrote the Sonnets. 

 

Marc is married to Crunch partner, Veronica DiPippo.

 

Trade Organizations: BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), NARAS (Grammys - National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), ATAS (Emmys - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), GANG (Game Audio Network Guild), AFM (American Federation of Musicians), European Film Academy, SAG-AFTRA.