Marco Franzoni

Marco Franzoni

Free Lance
Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer, Sound Designer and Music Editor

Boston, Massachusetts

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August 2016
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About Marco

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Marco Franzoni moved to Los Angeles in 1994 where he graduated in Film/TV/Multimedia at UCLA. Since the early 90s, Marco has been working as a Cinematographer, Producer, Director and Composer on award-winning, socially-transformative films, thought-provoking TV programs, and inspiring multi-platform projects. He has collaborated with Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore, Snoop Dogg, ICE-T, Matt Damon, George Clinton and documentary filmmakers such as Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Stack, Vikram Jayanti, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. His work can be seen in U.S. theaters and worldwide on The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, MTV, VH1, NBC (US), CBS (US), BBC (UK), Channel 4 (UK), ARTE (France/Germany) Canal + (France), RAI (Italy), RTL (Germany), Seven Network (Australia).


  • Six Women

    Six Women (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer A naive journalist finds his views on art, success, and women destroyed by the actress he's gone to interview.

  • Fair Game: The Critical Universe Around HBO's Game of Thrones

    Fair Game: The Critical Universe Around HBO's Game of Thrones (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer A documentary about the unusual relation between HBO's Game of Thrones and the mainstream media, the unique subculture generated by the show and its source material, the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin.

  • Cody Bars: Mayday

    Cody Bars: Mayday (2015)
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  • Juicy Lucy

    Juicy Lucy (2014)
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  • Human Resources

    Human Resources (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Camera and Electrical Department Human Resources is an unconventional, comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste... See full synopsis »

  • 7E

    7E (2013)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer A young man struggles with unexplained events inside of a New York apartment where tenants are not who they appear to be.

  • The Vasectomist

    The Vasectomist (2013)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Documentary following the efforts of a doctor to give the less fortunate access to vasectomies. His motivation to help control the global population is met with resistance from religious representatives in the countries he visits.

  • True Life

    True Life (2013)
    Television (Documentary and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department This one hour documentary follows 4 young people who are moving to the Big Apple to pursue their dreams. Julie is a shop-o-holic who lives off of her parents credit cards but wants to make her own way in the fashion industry. Frankie & Dana are gay best friends from Ohio who have no money, no jobs, and no plan but have a big dream for a better life. And Josh is a model from a Winsconsin who is getting the opportunity of a lifetime with a top modeling agency. Who will survive in one of the most competitive cities in the world? Written by M. McEwan

  • Louisiana Lockdown

    Louisiana Lockdown (2012)
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  • Bikini Barbershop: Jersey

    Bikini Barbershop: Jersey (2012)
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  • Secretly Pregnant

    Secretly Pregnant (2012)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department The stories of women who, for various reasons, have decided to hide their pregnancies from family, friends, and other loved ones.

  • Middle East Peace: The Real Story

    Middle East Peace: The Real Story (2011)
    Film (Documentary, Animation and Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Flipped: A Mobster Tells All

    Flipped: A Mobster Tells All (2010)
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  • Cropsey

    Cropsey (2009)
    Film (Documentary, Crime, Horror and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

  • War Against the Weak

    War Against the Weak (2009)
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  • The Bus

    The Bus (2008)
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  • 10 Great Reasons

    10 Great Reasons (2008)
    Television (Comedy and Music) Cinematographer Afraid of people finding Backstreet Boys on your iPod? Don't be. 10 Great Reasons gives you all the ammo you need to defend your love of the songs that would otherwise cause you unending shame.

  • Design Off

    Design Off (2008)
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  • The Proctor

    The Proctor (2007)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Mike takes his real estate exam and ends up asking out Sara, the proctor of the exam, to dinner. A beautiful relationship begins but is quickly ended when she disappears without a trace. A disgruntled Mike moves on only to find her one year later when showing new clients around an apartment. Sara is in a wheelchair and he learns she has been in a coma from a car accident which occurred the night they were supposed to meet. Written by Peter Demas

  • White City Windy City

    White City Windy City (2007)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer After 9-11, some former US Ambassadors decided to find a way to examine how the Arab world views the U.S., and how we in the U.S. view them. Interviewing Chicagoans in Casablanca, and Casablancans in Chicago, filmmaker Richard Martini digs into the differences between the cultures, as well as the amazing similarities. Also, interviews with a female judge, a female member of Parliament in Morocco, as well as a female soybean trader at The Chicago Board of Trade highlight the similarities we don't normally see or pay attention to. The hour long documentary is narrated by Sally Kellerman Written by Anonymous

  • The Third Wave

    The Third Wave (2007)
    Film (Documentary, Adventure and Drama) Cinematographer A volunteer film. Four independent volunteers with little money and no experience race off to volunteer in tsunami ravaged Sri Lanka . They meet up at the Colombo airport by fate, rent a van, fill it with supplies and start driving down the coast to see where they can help. They stumble into Peraliya, a tribal village which has been totally destroyed by a 40 foot wave overturning a train and killing over 2500 people. No-one is there helping so they set up a first aid station and find themselves in charge of a refugee camp with over 3000 people. A two week journey turns into a year long odyssey of heartbreak and hope as the villagers slowly begin to turn against them when the worlds donated tsunami money doesn't materialize. The volunteers push on through the death threats and break every rule in the 'Disaster Aid Books'. Everyone is needed : no skills required. Written by Anonymous

  • Youth Authority: California

    Youth Authority: California (2007)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Cinematographer In the 1980s, long before Snoop Dogg and the rest of his crew had found success, they were Westside gang members living a street lifestyle that often included run-ins with the law. Snoop himself spent time inside California's notorious "Youth Authority" - the CYA - which in recent years has come under court order for abusing and failing to rehabilitate youth. Bigg Snoop Dogg's Youth Authority: California will tell the story of the CYA, gang activity, and youth violence in a documentary based on Snoop's story (as told by Snoop himself) and the stories of those youths still in the struggle. Written by Gabriel London

  • Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within

    Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within (2007)
    Film (Documentary and History) Camera and Electrical Department The film examines the re-emergence of archaic techniques of ecstasy in the modern world by weaving a synthesis of ecological and evolutionary awareness,electronic dance culture, and the current pharmacological re-evaluation of entheogenic compounds. Within a narrative framework that imagines consciousness itself to be evolving, Entheogen documents the emergence of techno-shamanism in the post-modern world that frames the following questions: How can a renewal of ancient initiatory rites of passage alleviate our ecological crisis? What do trance dancing and festivals celebrating unbridled artistic expression speak to in our collective psyche? How do we re-invent ourselves in a disenchanted world from which God has long ago withdrawn? Entheogen invites the viewer to consider that the answers to these questions lie within the consciousness of each and every human being, and are accessible if only we give ourselves permission to awaken to the divine within Written by Anonymous

  • Nera

    Nera (2007)
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  • P.O.V.

    P.O.V. (2006)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most innovative documentaries to PBS audiences across the country. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

  • Under Fire

    Under Fire (2006)
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  • Dear Talula

    Dear Talula (2006)
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  • The World According to Sesame Street

    The World According to Sesame Street (2006)
    Film (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A documentary which examines the creation and co-production of the popular children's television program in three developing countries: Bangladesh, Kosovo and South Africa.

  • Only in America

    Only in America (2006)
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  • Angels

    Angels (2005)
    Television (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Short documentary featuring a day in the life with a group of denizens living in the underbelly of the glamorous life of Los Angeles. It's the story of a desperate search for the Hollywood dream which has been imploding in Downtown LA.

  • The Boys of Baraka

    The Boys of Baraka (2005)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Twenty 12-year-old black boys from one of the most violent ghettos in Baltimore, Maryland, are taken 10,000 miles away to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, to try to take advantage of the educational opportunities they can't get in their own country. Written by

  • 28 Days in Rehab

    28 Days in Rehab (2005)
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  • Gelato

    Gelato (2005)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A look at ice cream, exploring its origins in Italy, its journey from towns like Zoldo to the rest of Europe, its shift from being a treat for kids to a staple for all (thanks in part to advertising), and the origins and success of Häagen-Dazs and Ben and Jerry's. Robin Weir, an English chemist turned ice cream historian, provides comment (on the first sorbet in 1650, the first cones - not invented at a World's Fair, and the health problems of 19th century sales), and there's enthusiasm from long-time gelato maker Corrado Brustolon and from the Minghella family, immigrants who took gelato to the Isle of Wight. Written by <>

  • Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth

    Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth (2005)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Music) Producer Music as we know it would not exist without Bernie Worrell. While he lives in virtual anonymity he has been compared to Beethoven, Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix. If they lived today would they be in danger of fading from the book of musical history? Worrell is. Written by Philip Di Fiore

  • Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start

    Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start (2004)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Cinematographer An informative analysis of youth voting and the U.S. election process.

  • The Golden Globes: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret

    The Golden Globes: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret (2003)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Cinematographer Less than 100 film critics wield enormous power in deciding the financial success of Hollywood's major motion pictures. The film takes a humorous look at one of the industry's most important award shows.

  • Dissident: Oswaldo Paya and the Varela Project

    Dissident: Oswaldo Paya and the Varela Project (2003)
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  • Mafia NY: Lifestyles of the Rich and Dangerous

    Mafia NY: Lifestyles of the Rich and Dangerous (2002)
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  • No Escape: Prison Rape

    No Escape: Prison Rape (2001)
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  • Rite of Passage

    Rite of Passage (2001)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Cinematographer Body Piercing is an in-depth look at the practice of piercing the body and its meanings to different people around the world. The film takes us from the fashionable, youth-oriented body piercing fad found in the US to the most remote parts of Africa and South Asia, where piercing the body represents such things as religious devotion and tribal identity. Written by Gabriel Films

  • E! True Hollywood Story

    E! True Hollywood Story (1996 - 1998)
    Television (Documentary, Biography, Crime and History) Composer A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

  • Baadasss TV

    Baadasss TV (1995 - 1996)
    Television (Documentary) Cinematographer Badass TV was a late night cult British television show, aimed squarely at fans of Eurotrash. Ice-T and Andrea Oliver presented a contemporary look at blacksploitation in modern entertainment mediums - Movies, music, and television. Badass TV was part satire and part social commentary, with Ice-T dressed head to toe as a stereotypical cartoon pimp, playing mischief-maker against Oliver's more contained persona. A short lived show, airing for only four episodes. Written by starbirdrebel

  • Placas

    Placas (1996)
    Television (Crime) Cinematographer "Placas" is a one-hour cross between "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted", but in Spanish. Half the show is made up of real ride-alongs with cops and the other half is two ten minute re-enactments of real-life crimes, shot movie-style. Show aired on Telemundo 1996 to 1999. Written by Anonymous

  • Investigative Reports

    Investigative Reports (1991)
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