About Marc Furmie
Born in South African and raised in Sydney, Australia, Marc’s career began soon after graduating from the UNSW College of Fine Arts in Sydney with a slew of shorts, ARIA nominated music videos and public-service announcements under his belt. In 2006, Marc’s Screen-Australia-financed short Death’s Requiem screened at over 20 International Film Festivals scooping awards at St. Kilda, Method Fest, Eerie Horror Film Festival and Shriekfest. In 2009, Marc was awarded the Emerging Filmmakers Fund from Screen NSW for the 30-minute drama Dark Horse. The film went on to showcase at over 25 international festivals and won awards at the Byron Bay International and St. Kilda Film Festivals.
Marc spent eight years directing commercials for Sony, McDonalds, Reckitt Benckiser, Telstra, NSW Tourism and Volkswagen amongst others. He also wrote and directed Branded Films for Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and James Squire beer. His controversial spot for Amnesty International entitled “Scratch” earned a nomination for a Young Directors Award at Cannes while his PSA for St. Vincent De Paul received a nominee for Best Direction at the Spike Awards in 2008.
Marc has directed two episodes of the award-winning Event Zero series for Movie Extra and three episodes of the Screen Australia-funded sci-fi series Airlock for SyFy and Deadhouse Films. Marc’s first feature film, Terminus, was released worldwide by Vertical Entertainment in 2016. He was also a co-writer on the 2018 actioner In Like Flynn.
As a prolific writer, visual artist and director of actors, his strength has always been balancing strong characterization with a cinematic aesthetic. His passion lies in telling epic stories about human connectivity.