Marc Morgenstern

Marc Morgenstern

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Director and Screenwriter

Orange, California

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About Marc

Marc Morgenstern has been a part of the film industry for at least 25 years, but became a serious director in 2004 when he shot his first feature film, The Vampire Conspiracy, that went on to receive worldwide distribution. In addition, it has been translated into four languages and sold in Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, Target, and more. It launched Fangoria’s, the nations largest resource for horror fiction’s online sreaming service Fangoria TV, and during its release was searched in the top 700 searched movies on imdb.com.  After it was turned into a graphic novel, it won a silver medal at the 2010 Independent Publishing Awards.

Since then, Marc has achieved international recognition with his Cannes Lions Shortlisting commercial “Poker Face”, that either placed or won in 10 different award shows. From that accomplishment he was scooped up by Spy Films to represent them as one of their comedy directors. 

One of Marc’s greatest industry accomplishments was as the creator of the variety show HouseCapades with Mike Bullard, and achieved the #1 show of its kind in its time slot and ran for over 250 episodes, one of the longest running television shows in Canadian history. 

After that, he ended up becoming the Broadcasting Creative Director at Avid Life Media, where he created and produced over 80 international commercials for over 30 markets and directed the documentary Affairs Across America. With Avid Life Media, Marc has written and developed a variety show, a reality show, two feature films and a sitcom. 

Marc is no stranger to directing children. He also created the three award-winning nationally renown live-action shorts titled: Operation: LabBrats.  In 2013 Marc moved to California where he immediately went into production, writing and directing the feature film ‘John Dark’ with Christopher Showerman, Charlene Amoia, Tim Russ, Claudia Wells and Sachin Mehta.

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  • John Dark

    John Dark Action After A cop's wife and partner are murdered and he's left for dead, a secret agency called The Machine recruits him and trains him to become a super assassin. He uses his new found skill to hunt down everyone who did him wrong. His only problem, he initially replaced another assassin who went rogue and went to work for his enemies.

  • Carol At Christmas

    Carol At Christmas Comedy Since he was eight years-old, Alex has dreamed of marrying the little girl he met in the hospital named Carol. Now twenty years later, Alex has dated nothing but Carols his entire life, looking for the one. When he meets his best friend's girlfriend, he learns that there is more to life than a childhood fantasy.

  • Shattered Vows

    Shattered Vows Thriller An couple on the verge of divorce take a vacation to Mexico to work on their failing marriage an are abducted out of their resort. They soon find themselves victims to an illegal organ harvestor ring with the husbands kidney already extracted. They must now put away their differences and work together before the organ harvestors return to finish the job.

  • Social Justice

    Social Justice Action Two black youths are trying to create a comic book called Social Justice, but in an horrible act of police racism, the artist is gunned down in the middle of the street without provocation. Where life limitates art, the writer ends up becoming the same vigilante he created to combat the corrupt police department and crime-filled neighborhood.

  • Friday Job

    Friday Job Sci-fi In a bleak future, the military creates an assassin robot that targets it's victims through their mandatory imbedded microchips. When it's target has a heart attack and dies before it can finish the job it jumps it's programming and goes haywire. It's now up to lowly a robot mechanic and his sexy side-kick to disable it before it destroys the city.

  • The Sherlock Junior Detective Agency

    The Sherlock Junior Detective Agency Family A highly skilled group of pre-teens are hired to tackle a dog-napping ring. But when something goes horribly wrong and the entire team is captured, will the dog-nappers get away with it?

  • The Sherlock Junior Detective Agency 2

    The Sherlock Junior Detective Agency 2 Family When, during a crime spree, a rival agency sets up shop in Milner's Corners the team of Sherlock Jr. soon find themselves out of a job. But is this new agency everything they seem to be, or is there a connection to them and the crime spree?

  • Abducted

    Abducted Thriller A Jesus freak abducts woman and throws them in the trunk of his car. He drives across the state plying them with sermons trying to get them to repent their wicked ways. Little do they realize that when they finally give in and tell him what he wants, he kills them before they has a chance to sin again. Things take a turn for him when he abducts a woman who won't repent.

  • Don't You Forget About Me

    Don't You Forget About Me Comedy Drama When four high-school friends get together to mourn a fifth, they relive the arrogance and freedom of their youth. Their teenage children who they brought along mirror the angst and hardships that the parents went through at their age.

  • The Master Thief

    The Master Thief Action Animation A loyal captain of the guards is framed for the murder of the queen and escapes with his life. When he returns 10 years later as a Master Thief to free his good name he doesn’t factor in falling in love with the Princess.

  • Dinosaur Girl

    Dinosaur Girl Drama A grieving father wants to take revenge on the drug company’s incognito president for inadvertently killing his daughter. Desperate to exact revenge, he kidnaps the first person he sees who can identify him and forces him into pulling the trigger, not realizing it’s indeed the Company President himself.

  • The Art of the Kill

    The Art of the Kill Action Sabine is a restaurant owner by day, but the world’s deadliest assassin by night. When she foils an assassination attempt in her restaurant, she finds herself in a complex situation. She is hired as the assassin to kill herself as the civilian.

  • Livin' Like Kings

    Livin' Like Kings Comedy During an Elvis festival two burglars dressed as Elvis steal $2M worth of Graceland diamond and lay low until the heat dies down. Complications arise when the key to the safety deposit box get swallowed by Chicken and then it gets stolen by a bunch of rednecks.

  • Livin' Like Chaplin

    Livin' Like Chaplin Comedy Four men in their 70’s decide that they do not want to go gentle into that good night and decide to live life as they were in their thirties. Rediscovering their youth, they live life to the fullest, but something has got to give.

  • The Secret Lives of Lovers

    The Secret Lives of Lovers Romance Comedy Drama When a group of 20 somethings start to date within their close knit circle of friends, there are secrets and pasts that should remain unsaid, but one of the friends is a journalist looking for that big story. When it gets published, all hell breaks loose.

  • Renfield

    Renfield Thriller Horror The most famous vampire story ever, now told through the eyes of it’s most famous inmate Raymond M. Renfield. Are the events of the book real, or are they the figment of a deranged madman’s psychosis.

  • The Artist's Way

    The Artist's Way Thriller When an artist sees his lover killed in front of his eyes, he ends up revolutionizing the art world with his paintings. His new lover becomes suspicious when she finds clues that she may have been murdered.

  • Someone Murder Mother

    Someone Murder Mother Comedy A Jewish family is tired of their mother interfering in their lives and they all individually plot to kill her. Unfortunately their plans are allayed when their schemes backfire on each other.

  • Open 'til Midnight

    Open 'til Midnight When the shift supervisor of an over night department store shift is robbed he falls into a downward spiral until the burglar resurfaces and the night shift team capture him and interrogate him unto confessing a deadly secret.

  • Transmutation

    Transmutation Thriller Historical Drama An Alchemist in Medieval France must forgot his duty and try to make gold for the king, his wife’s affections turn to the farm hand. When there is evidence of betrayal we don’t know if it’s real or the product of the Transmutation process that turns people mad.

  • Buried Alive

    Buried Alive Other Thriller Adventure When a school in florida ends up being sucked completely into a sinkhole, a handful of students from different walks of life must work together to try to get out. Personalities clash and true heroes arise out of the most unlikely candidates.

  • A Cougar For Christmas

    A Cougar For Christmas Comedy A twenty-something guy brings his cougar girlfriend to Christmas dinner to propose marriage but the family knows a dark secret from her youth that could cause the son’s plans to blow up in his face.

  • In Bed with Vanessa Kay

    In Bed with Vanessa Kay Comedy When Samantha, the head of an advertising agency finds herself vying against her nemesis Carson for the Vanessa Kay account, a dating site for married people, she does everything in her power to win it. Life gets complicated when she falls in love with the man she met on the site, who could be her rival.

  • Falls the Shadow

    Falls the Shadow Thriller Horror When a 2000 year old vampire wakes up with amnesia in the present day, he enlists the help of a few kind souls to help him figure out who and what he is. He is horrified when he finds out that for the last 2000 years, a great deal of the world have been worshipping him as if he were a God.

  • Flawless

    Flawless Thriller A deranged woman decides that murder is a better alternative than seeing her flawed. She ends up dating a man who slowly causes her to normalize her behaviour. But is he everything he says he is?

  • Blood Games

    Blood Games Thriller Horror A group of people are abducted and placed them in a game where they need to work together to survive. Little do they realize an outside event ties them all together in horrible way.

  • Zombie Patrol

    Zombie Patrol Comedy A group of rag tag people end up getting jobs rounding up a zombie menace in New Jersey. Underpaid, unappreciated and unqualified, they learn about the mystery and muscle of friendship from each other.

  • Rick in the City - TV Pilot

    Rick in the City - TV Pilot Comedy When a Sasquatch leaves the North West Territories to become an actor in the big city, he finds a group of friends who accept him for who he is and help him adapt to the big city.

  • Space Coppers - TV Pilot

    Space Coppers - TV Pilot Action Animation Rogue Space Cops Chud and Snook are sent to uneventful Earth to protect it as punishment for their insubordination. Little did they realize that trouble follows them wherever they go and soon all of the intergalactic criminals are hot on their tail.

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  • The Secret Lives of Lovers

    The Secret Lives of Lovers (2015)
    Film by Marc Morgenstern (Romance) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Stacey loves Carl, although she's afraid if it. Grace loves Carl, although she denies it. Isaac loves Grace, but he's accepted it. Carl loves himself.

  • Vitals

    Vitals (2015)
    Film by Marc Morgenstern (Thriller) Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Editorial department On vacation, a man wakes up in an abandoned motel room in a tub of ice and his kidney missing. It's only a matter of time before he finds his wife in the adjacent room waiting to be the next victim to a horrible organ harvesting organization. Originally taking the vacation to work on their failing marriage, they must now set their differences aside and use each other's wits and skills to escape before their captors return and their dark secrets are revealed. Written by Author

  • The Crowd Funder Show

    The Crowd Funder Show (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Art director The Crowd Funder TV Show highlights various ideas that have been selected based on their merit for creativity, social relevance, and commercial viability. Each episode focuses the spotlight on six or seven inspiring projects and personal goals that give the viewing audience insight into the campaign, its principal, and the reason(s) why it should come to fruition. The Crowd Funder TV Show highlights various ideas that have been selected based on their merit for creativity, social relevance, and commercial viability. Written by Merton Park Film Studios

  • Affairs Across America: The Ashley Madison Story

    Affairs Across America: The Ashley Madison Story (2012)
    Film by Marc Morgenstern (Documentary) Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer

  • HouseCapades

    HouseCapades (2006)
    Television (Family and Reality-TV) Writer, Director, Producer A fun & upbeat television show that light-heartedly spotlights the home buying & selling experience.

  • The Vampire Conspiracy

    The Vampire Conspiracy (2005)
    Film by Marc Morgenstern (Horror) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Art department, Art director, Visual effects, Set decorator Five strangers are abducted by a 250 year-old vampire, and placed into a deadly game of wits and endurance. Should they make it through the maze alive, they will receive the vampire's entire fortune - riches beyond their wildest dreams. Should they fail, they become victims to his hunger and are placed back in the game. The only clues to their salvation are the seven words scrawled on the floor throughout the maze and an insane man who was a participant in the last game. Complications arise, when the group discovers an outside event that makes each of them want the others dead. The situation has changed, and they don't know whom to fear more, the vampires in the maze, or each other. Written by Author

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