Hi, I’m Marcos Durian, I’m a Filipino-American filmmaker. I serve primarily as a cinematographer on a diverse body of work including indie feature films, commercials, short films, television movies and music videos. I got my start as a stills photography assistant and a PA on commercial productions. I moved to London, England to expand my film education through courses offered by BFI, then New York at NYFA and eventually Los Angeles where I fine-tuned my skills and learned more about the filmmaking craft working as a camera assistant with greats, like legendary photographer & commercial director Herb Ritts and directors David Fincher, Francis Lawrence, Tony K., Joe Pytka, Paul Hunter and world renowned cinematographers Darius Khondji, Paul Cameron, Sal Totino, Allen Daviau, Jeff Cutter and Pierre Rouger. These were my real teachers and I’m incredibly thankful to have had the opportunity to work and learn from them all.
Since stepping out on my own I’ve worked with global and regional clients including Nike, Dell Computers, Bona, The Company Store, Peter Piper Pizza, Hurley, El Torito, MTV, DKNY, Green Dot, Procter & Gamble and recording artists Gary Allen, One Republic, Lady Antebellum, Leann Rimes, Friendly Fires, Rihanna, Beck and Kelly Rowland.
Fish Head marks my first foray in the narrative directors chair and having worked in the industry for close to twenty years, telling diverse stories which reflect the Filipino-American experience has become a priority to me.