Marco Alessi

Marco Alessi

United Kingdom

Biography

Marco Alessi is a writer and director based in London.
His first narrative short, FOUR QUARTETS, screened at festivals around the world. It premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018, before screening at the 69th Berlinale in 2019 where it received the Special Mention from the Crystal Bear Jury. The short received distribution in UK/Ireland on DVD/BluRay/VOD by Peccadillo Pictures as part of their 19th edition of their Boys on Film collection.
Most recently, Marco directed a narrative short called toni_with_an_i, co-written with Mary Antony, commissioned jointly by the BFI and BBC as part of their Born Digital scheme. It will be broadcast on BBC 4 in Spring 2019.
Other documentary work includes: MIDWAY, a portrait of a council housing estate in Islington made in collaboration with composer Tom Foskett-Barnes and commissioned by ROLI; LOOK AT ME, an exploration of queer and trans people’s self-representation online, which screened at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival. Marco’s music video work for clients ranging from Universal/Decca to X Factor’s Jack and Joel has amassed over 12 million views online, receiving international press attention from the Sunday Times to Good Morning America to Sunrise (Australia).

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