PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Most recently Markus designed Sundance 2019 selection HALSTON, directed by Frederic Tcheng.

Feature credits include 2018 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan, Paint It Black (L.A. Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Visual Achievement) directed by Amber Tamblyn,  Eric Mendelsohn's 3 Backyards (Best Director Sundance) and John Magary’s The Mend (Independent Spirit Award nominee).

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

 

SCREENWRITER

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, starring Louisa Krause. 

Markus holds a B.A. in Literature from Bard College and an M.F.A. in Filmmaking from Columbia University. He is both a U.S. and E.U. citizen.