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Philip Marcus 

Best known for Mike Tyson's HBO's "Undisputed Truth" grew up in Paris France. He was schooled in Paris, Lausanne Switzerland. He attended Film School at Columbia / AFI at the Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles.

Philip commutes between Los Angeles, Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Paris France. Married to Mia Marcus, Father of actress Sophie Marcus and Brother of Art Dir. Michael Marcus.

Philip is a cutting edge Director/DP, comprising an array of experience ranging from avant guard filmmaking skills to years of production knowledge acquired from classes and lectures by Alfred Hitchcock in person.

One of the first to recognize Philip's talents was Jacques Cousteau. Working as a team coordinator and under water cameraman, Philip spent 2 years working with the Cousteau research team. This culminated in the producing and directing of a diving documentary featuring Jean-Michel Cousteau.

Philip quickly gained additional experience producing TV shows and documentaries for the French and Canadian networks. In the US. Philip was responsible for managing the production of films such as, "Vipers", "Squeeze Play", "Under one flag", "The Turning", "Singles", "Bloody Madonna", "Taken Alive", "Odd Man Out".

Utilizing his production skills and creative expertise, Philip entered the then new era of Music Videos. Philip worked with many of the top bands and musicians under Motown and A&M Records. Concentrating on this new and specialized area of the Entertainment Industry, Philip DP'd, lensed and directed over 85 Music Videos including, "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi, obtaining best Music Video of the year at the "American Music Awards". Philip also worked on Michael Jackson's "We are the World" and was one of 6 camera operators in the video.

Philip also worked as 2nd unit DP with Paul Flattery on the "Return of Bruno" starring Bruce Willis and an incredible cast of Super Stars. Philip then wrote / produced / directed the TV show "LA Rocks" starring Sherman Hemsley of the "Jeffersons" and "Amen" fame. Other Features Films Philip was involved with were: "Terror on Alcatraz" Directed by Philip, "Jan and Dean the China Tour" Directed by Philip, "James Brown "The Man the Music and the Message" the Long Form Promo for "Coors Beer" Directed by Philip for Peter Coors.

Currently Philip is on location producing the Pilot for the TV reality show "American Classics" and in development on "Trompe L'oeil" / "The Switch" an Action Comedy feature to be shot in Cannes France.    see iMDB