PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Most recently Markus designed Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post about a young woman forced into gay conversion therapy, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane. Other feature credits include Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut, Paint It Black (L.A. Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Visual Achievement), John Magary’s The Mend (Independent Spirit Award nominee) and Eric Mendelsohn's 3 Backyards (Best Director Sundance).

Markus has designed the re-creation sequences for several period documentaries: the Oscar-nominated What Happened, Miss Simone?; the Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning, Mea Maxima Culpa (shortlisted for Oscar); Project Nim (shortlisted for Oscar, Best Director Sundance) and 1971 (PBS Independent Lens).

Markus has also designed commercial spots for Girls Who Code, M.A.C., Dior Cosmetics, L'Oreal and Lancome. 

 

WRITER

Markus adapted Colum McCann’s Dancer for Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler's Maven Pictures. He also co-wrote the original script, Big Play, with Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) for Opening Night Productions. Markus’ script, Amber, a feature film about a troubled swim coach, is in development. 

In addition to his writing and design work, Markus directed the award-winning short film, Communion. He holds a B.A. in Literature from Bard College and an M.F.A. in Filmmaking from Columbia University.