© by Sasha Maslov, 2019
Born 1976 in Bern, Marc Wilkins is a citizen of the UK and Switzerland.
He shot his first short film on Super 8, during a student exchange in New Zealand.
Finishing school early, he taught himself the craft of filmmaking “on location”, working in various departments in over ten feature film projects all over Europe.
In 2003 he was chosen as one of Saatchi’s 25 top ‘Young Directors’ for advertising. In the same year he won his first Golden Lion in Cannes for GAME OVER, a commercial for ‘Doctors without boarders’.
His New York based short film, HOTEL PENNSYLVANIA, had its world premiere at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand festival in 2013. It screened at many festivals around the world and was awarded with jury- and audience-prizes.
Marc’s last short film drama, BON VOYAGE, was shot in the Mediterranean Sea on a sailing yacht. It premiered in Palm Springs, where it won the jury award for best fictional short film. BON VOYAGE won 42 awards, was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards and was in competition in over 65 festivals internationally.
Marc resides in Kyiv and Zurich. He just finished shooting his feature film debut HUNGRY SAINTS in New York and Peru. A bitter-sweet coming-of-age tale, influenced by the current climate on immigration, based on a novel by Arnon Grünberg..