Marc S.

Marc Swadel

Marc S. Director, Self Shooting PD, Camera Operator.

Coming from a rock ‘n’ roll back ground, Marc brings the energy of twenty years of directing, shooting and cutting over 300 music videos, concerts and live events.

He has worked internationally with agencies, as a promo producer or in creative management roles and has directed award winning films and commercial work. Also a talented cinematographer, Marc has been a part of both Cannes winning and Grammy nominated films.


Amongst his achievements are: being selected for the Saatchi and Saatchi New Directors Showcase in Cannes, directing shoots for the likes of Nick Cave, Iggy and the Stooges and Sonic Youth, and creatively helming the launch of a major TV brand in his home country of New Zealand. Marc brings his sense of comedy, drama and music to the fore and has developed a unique level of understanding when working with anything involving branded content.

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1 x 30” TVC/Cinema Commercial.

Role: Director

1 x 30”

Role: Director / Online Editor.

1 x 30” TVC, (Iceland).

Role: Director / Editor.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

WDA Seoul.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Role: Director / Editor / DOP.

Role: Director / Camera Op / Editor.

Role: Director / Camera Op / Editor.

Role: Director / Editor.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op / DOP.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op / DOP.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op / DOP.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op / DOP.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op / DOP.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

Music Video.

Role: Director / Editor / Camera Op.

8 x 30’ A Rock n’ Roll documentary series looking at festivals around the world. Channel 4 / MTV.

Role: Director / Editor / DOP.

1 x 60’ A documentary profiling New Zealand’s female contribution to music.

Prime Dir. Karl Zohrab

Role DOP (New York Unit)

Commissioned to make music video showcasing the finalists

7 Network

Role: Director / Creative.

1 x 30’ Contemporary arts TV series showcasing various artist profiles. Aired in New Zealand.

Role: Director / Editor.

25 x 30’ late night regional ‘gonzo’ series – music, interviews and comedy. (N.Z)

Triangle TV.

Role: Director / Co-Presenter / Camera.

1 x 90’ A feature putting a spotlight on the reformation of UK rock legends, the Stone Roses.

Warp Films Dir. Shane Meadows

Role: DOP (Japan Unit).

1 x 90’ A spectacular multi layered live concert film, shot a Fujirock Festival in Japan.

Ridley Scott & Associates/Black Dog Dir. Adam Smith

Role: DOP (Japan Unit)

1 x 78’ A Korean language drama film, set in Auckland New Zealand.

Severe Features Dir. Stephen Kang

Role: DOP.

1 x 90’ A rock documentary that looks at the world famous ATP series of festivals.

Warp Films/Film 4

Role: Director (live shoots) / DOP / Editor (offline).

18’ A suite of 3 digital animations on 35mm film.

Swad Bros/Creative NZ

Role: Director / Sound Designer.

1 x 270’ A musical journey through the career of Australian alt. rock band The Drones.

Shock Records

Role: Director (music videos) / Cover Artist / DOP.

1 x 90’ A compilation of the best music videos for the cult record label Flying Nun.

Mushroom/Flying Nun

Role: Director (music videos) / DOP.

1 x 3’ real time short film starring Bradford Cox.

Swad Eiga/ATP

Role: Director / DOP.

1 x 14’ A Cannes winning short film about an out of work children’s TV character.

Severe Features Dir. Stephen Kang

Role: DOP (additional).

1 x 12’ A short film about loss and alienation, as a young man returns home.

Swad Eiga/ NZ Film Commission

Role: DOP

1 x 80’ A London based thriller about a man who revisits his past. Starring Stephen Berkhoff.

London Film Company Dir. Mark Tierney

Role: DOP (additional).

1 x 90’ High action teen dance feature, following a dance crew from New Zealand, who take it to the world.

Curious Films. Dir. Tamy Davis.

Role: Camera Op (US Unit).

Fashion film for William K.

Role: Director / Producer / Editor.

Promo for the Dutch wearable art awards.

Role: Director / DOP / Editor.

Role: Director / Camera / Editor.

1 x 60’ world breakdancing dance off championships, filmed live in Tokyo.

Redbull TV.

Role: Camera Operator.

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