Marc Kess is a native New Yorker who started the other way around; he got his filmmaking education on set, on projects with celebrated directors like Sydney Lumet, Michael Apted and Spike Lee, before deciding to study film at NYU. He has written and directed a number of films including “Dead End”, “William Wilson”, and “My Lover Must Die”. His multi-award winning Radio Film Picture “Mildred Richards” was the first film he submitted to festivals. He is currently in pre-production of “Fall Girl”.

Marc began working on RFPs as far back as when he was a child…he just didn’t know it then. It never crossed his mind while sitting on his mother’s lap listening to radio dramas that there wasn’t visual images to accompany the sounds he was hearing. Marc constantly envisioned what he thought he would one day see. Years later when he learned the truth he was disappointed but found he couldn’t forget the images he’d married to the hundreds of radio shows. Moreover, when Marc recalled his favorites he found himself confused as to whether it was a Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Outer Limits… episode as opposed to something he only heard on the radio.

To deconstruct this confusion and to cope with his mother’s death, Radio Film Pictures was born. It necessitated a whole new approach to filmmaking, one that naturally gave rise to its own terminology and way of shooting. Anyone can have a new idea but the key to directing is to get it from your head to the screen. Marc believes he’s achieved this with his films.

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