Named one of the Next Gen: Twenty Young Stars on the Rise in Canada by the Hollywood Reporter, Marc Almon is a film / television producer and graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and the University of King’s College.
Marc's feature film debut BLACKBIRD, written & directed by Jason Buxton, won Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the Claude Jutra Award at the Canadian Screen Awards, and the Grand Prix at Cannes Junior 2013, among many other accolades. His latest feature film, WEIRDOS, directed by Bruce McDonald, will premiere at TIFF in 2016. His first television series, MERCIFUL, written by Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady, is in development with HBO Canada. Marc has participated in renowned talent labs such as the Festival de Cannes L'Atelier, Trans-Atlantic Partners, the Rotterdam Lab, and Berlinale Talents.
A gifted leader and organizer, Marc co-founded and was first chair of Screen Nova Scotia. In 2015, when devastating cuts to the film industry tax credit were announced, Marc helped orchestrate one of the greatest grassroots campaigns in the province’s history, with 6,000 rallying outside the legislature, a 35,000 signature petition, over 74 million twitter impressions and news headlines garnered across the country. The efforts resulted in a new digital animation tax credit and a film incentive fund that has preserved hundreds of media jobs in Nova Scotia.
Marc’s mission is to champion storytellers who seek to engage and inspire audiences around the world.
marc [at] marcalmon.com