Manny Marquez | Director

American Music

(Feature Music Documentary, Work in Progress) The textbook American cult band of the 1980s, the Violent Femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision; raw and jittery, the trio’s music found little commercial success but nonetheless emerged as the soundtrack for the lives of troubled adolescents the world over. The […]

Operation Allie

(Documentary Short, 2016, Big Sky Film Fest) Anthony Marquez, a former Marine and military dog handler, has returned from Afghanistan. He lost 17 friends in the war, and has been suffering from the effects of PTSD. When he finds out that the dog that he went through the war with, Allie, […]

After the Apocalypse

(Feature Documentary, Work in Progress) On the murky brown river that runs from Pagsanjan Falls in the Philippines there is a particular bend. Every few minutes, boatloads of tourists paddle noisily by in plastic canoes, but no one takes any notice of this spot, and it’s not hard to see […]

Psychopath

(Documentary Feature, 2014, Premiere MIFF) Oklahoma garbageman Victor Marquez has held a lifelong dream of creating gruesome makeup effects for Hollywood movies, but life got in the way and Victor deferred his dream to start a family with the love of his life. Twenty-five years later, husband and wife pool […]

I’m Not Waiting Any More

(Music Video, FIELD REPORT, 2014) When he’s not directing documentaries, Manny Marquez moonlights as a music video director. We edited this piece for “The Field Report”. Director: Manny Marquez Producer: Patrick Buckley Cinematography: Joseph Picciolo Editor: Michael Vollmann Production Company: Purple Onion  For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the Attic.