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Marcus Kempton

Marcus Kempton

AR235 Pictures
Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Transmedia Producer, Producer of Marketing & Distribution and Cinematographer

Tampa, Florida

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About Marcus

Marcus Kempton is a director, producer, screenwriter residing in Tampa Bay, FL.

He is classically trained in film production and is a graduate of Valencia College's Film Production Technology program, led by the late Ralph Clemente (the famous Bavarian) and declared by Steven Spielberg as "One of the best film schools in the country".

In 2010, Mr. Kempton founded AR235 Pictures, which has produced or co-produced several short and feature-length films in the Tampa Bay, FL region


Docudrama JOEY'S SHOW WILL GO ON (2018) (Based on the "1st Lady of Ybor City" Miss Joey Brooks' Life)

Horror film SLASH CAM (2019)

Action fim HAMMER (2020)

Martial Arts Western JOEL D. WYNKOOP'S NEKODA (2019) (The follow-up to the Tampa Martial Arts Indie LOST FAITH (1992)

Titles of short films he has directed, produced or written include

THE TRAP (2011)
3 LAWS (2012)

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Mr. Kempton is the Executive Vice President of the 501c3 non-profit "film networking organization" Tampa Bay Film Society.

The TBFS' primary objective is to encourage and facilitate increased film, television, sound recording and print media production within Florida.

Its membership includes persons involved in all areas of the production industry.

Through education and internship programs.

To provide access to student filmmakers, young and old, to work on film projects and improve their craft.

To better connect all participants of the filmmaking process throughout the state.

To create an environment for the creation of more quality films in Florida.

To provide online tools for casting calls, discussions and finding expertise.

Unique traits: Award-Winning Filmmaker. Thinking about subsisting solely on Soylent, but I don't wanna eat people.



  • Hammer

    Hammer (2018 - 2019)
    Film (Action) Director Add a Plot »

  • Joel D. Wynkoop's Action Pack

    Joel D. Wynkoop's Action Pack (2014 - 2018)
    Film by AR235 Pictures/Marcus Kempton (Action) Director Feature action anthology comprised of the short action films Peace Love Unity Retribution, Joel D. Wynkoop's Nekoda, Joel D. Wynkoop's Battlesuit and Tim Ritter's Hess

  • Tim Ritter's Hess

    Tim Ritter's Hess (2018)
    Film (short) by AR235 Pictures/Marcus Kempton Director King of the B's @JoelDWynkoop (TRUTH OR DARE 1-5) Returns in @TimRitterMovies' 'HESS' A short #Action #Film by @AspectRatio235/@AR235Pictures https://twitter.com/hess_movie

  • Joel D. Wynkoop's Nekoda

    Joel D. Wynkoop's Nekoda (2018)
    Film Director

  • The Joel D. Wynkoop Action Pack

    The Joel D. Wynkoop Action Pack (2018)
    Film Director

  • Joel D. Wynkoop's BattleSuit

    Joel D. Wynkoop's BattleSuit (2017)
    Film by AR235 Pictures/Marcus Kempton (Action and Short) Director Hard-Boiled Undercover Cop Ryan Craig (King of the B's @JoelDWynkoop) Dispenses his Own Brand of Justice; Hard-in a film by @AspectRatio235 @AR235Pictures

  • LaughterLine

    LaughterLine (2017)
    TV Series Actor

  • Joey's Show Will Go On

    Joey's Show Will Go On (2017)
    Film (Documentary and History) Director Tampa drag queen legend Joey Brooks, the 'First Lady Of Ybor City' talks about her decades-long drag career and judges a whacky drag contest to choose a new diva for her Christmas show.

  • Peace, Love, Unity, Revenge

    Peace, Love, Unity, Revenge (2016)
    Film (Action) Director Add a Plot »

  • Stop Me If You Dare

    Stop Me If You Dare (2016)
    Film by Nukkad USA/Anjani Pandey (Action and Short) Writer Mr. Kempton served as one of 6 screenwriters on Anjani Pandey's entry into the 2016 48 Hour Film Festival Tampa FL. The film was co-produced by the Tampa Bay Film Society 501c3, of which Mr. Kempton serves as Executive Vice President

  • Slash Cam

    Slash Cam (2016)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Director Add a Plot »

  • Peace, Love, Unity, Retribution

    Peace, Love, Unity, Retribution (2015)
    Film (Short, Action and Musical) Director PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, RETRIBUTION is the 2nd Chapter of the action anthology feature film to be titled PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, REVENGE (which is also the same title as the previous Chapter). The 3rd Chapter, PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, REVOLUTION is set to be produced in 2015, and will tie the previous Chapters together, while telling its own story. 'RETRIBUTION' is an action film set to the beat of modern Electronic Dance Music (EDM), primarily containing the subgenre of 'Trance'. It stars Joel D. Wynkoop playing a different role from the preceding Chapter. In the first he was Mob Boss 'Don' Jacobi. In this, he's the Mercenary David 'Hammer'. In the 3rd, he'll play a different character.

  • We'll Let You Know

    We'll Let You Know (2015)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Johnny has a great family, loving girlfriend and a promising job. Johnny is also a dreamer. He dreams of becoming an actor one day. One night at work, Johnny finds an ad inside the paper about an acting class. The ad says that anyone who joins the class has a chance to meet directors and agents. Johnny cannot resist and enrolls in the class, much to the fear of his girlfriend, Sarah. As Johnny continues his class, he befriends an attractive girl named Eliza. As they become scene partners, Johnny is invited by Eliza's friend Jennifer to rehearse over at her house. However, Johnny will find out that there is more to this invitation than meets the eye and will soon discover that not all is as it seems. Now, torn between the life he knows and the life he wants, Johnny must make a choice that could alter his and everyone's future forever! Written by Anonymous

  • The Beautiful Lost

    The Beautiful Lost (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Casey has a unique gift; he can look in the eye of anybody and tell then when, where and how they will die. Having this means being alone, except for his beer. One night Casey heads to his favorite bar where he meets a beautiful woman, Gail, who happens to be a call girl and addicted to cocaine. After some convincing to take her back to motel, they have sex, but it's what happens after that is what is the heart of the story. Two lost souls, finding each other and discovering that underneath, they are both beautiful on the inside. Written by Preston Walden

  • That Which Falls Apart

    That Which Falls Apart (2014)
    Film (Short, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew After the death of her father, despair, plagues the life of a young woman as she realizes the emptiness that beauty couldn't fill. A mathematician is ultimately un-done as he relentlessly searches the known universe in search of the meaning of happiness. While a self loathing detective bent on power and control destroys everything he loves, he manages to take down a known corrupt CEO in control of the city he is sworn to protect. Written by Leighton Silvestro

  • The Joel Wynkoop Show

    The Joel Wynkoop Show (2014)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actor A talk show about interviews with independent film actors and actresses and professional people in the film industry

  • Peace Love Unity Revenge

    Peace Love Unity Revenge (2013)
    Film (Short and Action) Director A former gunrunner on the run from the Mob, takes a new identity as a nightclub owner.

  • Grey Room

    Grey Room (2013)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department 'Sometimes the things we fear the most are the things we never see coming' Susan Wilcox, a beautiful young woman will be celebrating her 26th birthday the next day. However, on this night, she will learn who she really is and the reason for her birth! Written by Anonymous

  • 3 Laws

    3 Laws (2012)
    Film (short) by AR235 Pictures co-Cinematographer co-Cinematography shared credit with Steve Allen.

  • 3 Laws

    3 Laws (2012)
    Film (short) by AR235 Pictures Producer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2281708

  • 3 Laws

    3 Laws (2012)
    Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Director At a "dream therapy" session sometime in the near future, a man dreams he is an android.

  • The Trap

    The Trap (2011)
    Film (Short and Action) Director Add a Plot »

  • Imported Affairs

    Imported Affairs (2011)
    Film (Adventure) Cinematographer Two police officers, both from opposites sites of the border, must pair up to catch one of the most notorious drug kings from Columbia. When Diego comes to the United States in hot pursued of a known drug lord he finds himself in an even deeper mystery. As the bodies are piling up Diego must learn to work together with a renegade police detective. Together Robert and Diego must learn how to trust one another if they want to solve who is assassinating a few of their colleagues. Written by MMJoe

  • Way of the Vigilante

    Way of the Vigilante (2010)
    Film (Short and Action) Director A vigilante grants a reporter the interview of a lifetime. Watch the events that shaped him and created the man that he became, as he recounts the tragic story. Join Frank Wayne as he explains the way of the vigilante.

  • Candy.

    Candy. (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Sound department You brought your date to your mother's house? Not a good idea if your mother is as sweet as Candy. Written by producer

  • All Shook Up

    All Shook Up (1999)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department The country band "The Teddy Bears" wins a local talent contest and a Nashville audition, but Sheriff Dudston has other plans for them, which includes an all-expenses paid trip directly to the "hoosegow"! When the youngsters escape, they're given shelter by a man who just might be the late, great King of Rock 'n Roll, who's escaped fame's madness for his bucolic southern retreat... and a new life. Fueled by eyewitness accounts that the King is still alive, "The Weekly World News" tabloid offers a million dollar reward for living proof. What's a Teddy Bear to do? Who knows what Sheriff Dudston is capable of doing... Written by Art D'Alessandro

  • Peace, Love, Unity, Revolution

    Peace, Love, Unity, Revolution
    Film Director


  • PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, REVOLUTION was nominated for 8 Awards at the 2015 Action Film Challenge

  • PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, RETRIBUTION was nominated for 8 awards and won 3 (Best Actor, Screenplay, 3rd Best Film) at the 2014 Action Film Challenge

  • PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, REVENGE was nominated for Joel D. Wynkoop as "Best Villain" at the 2013 Action Film Challenge

  • My short film THE TRAP was nominated for Best Narrative Short at the 2012 Crystal Reel Awards

  • THE TRAP won the "Best Voter Suppression" Award at the 2012 Reel Terror Awards

  • THE TRAP won the "Internet Audience Award" at the 2011 Action Film Challenge Film Festival

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