Monty Marsh is an award-winning multicultural Director, Producer, Creative Director and Strategist with twenty years of film industry experience. After earning an Economics degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monty spent time in front of the camera as a model and actor, before joining Cinemedia Film AG's North American Film Finance Division. There, he was responsible for researching, forecasting and presenting film financing opportunities to the Executive Team. Though Monty gained valuable experience packaging projects, negotiations and creative financing, the importance of 'Story' became paramount in his process. This led Monty behind the camera, and he has since worked in every facet of production with multiple A-List production companies in both Los Angeles and New York. In 2016, Monty made history by directing and co-producing YouTube's first live 360 performance. His 'Not Above That' VR experience premiered by WIRED Magazine was nominated as 'Best Interactive Music Video' at the Austin Music Video Festival, was featured as one of the three best VR music videos in the field by VR Days Europe and it made VR Scout's 'Essential VR Music Videos of 2016' list. The 2D version premiered by NPR was also an Official Selection of the Austin Music Video Festival. Monty is one of 12 directors chosen internationally to participate in Motionpoems' Season 8 (2017): 'Dear Mr. President'. His short film 'Song of the Mutant Super Boars' is a 2018 Official Selection of The Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin with submissions from 94 countries around the world, and has screened in both LA, NYC and multiple cities in Germany. Monty's ideation on his Adidas Originals branded short film was lauded as one of the 'Top 5 Creative Ideas of the Week' by AdAge, and received wide coverage from outlets like Adweek, Source and Shots. He is 1 of 32 directors chosen by SHOOT Magazine to be part of their Director's Showcase Class of 2019. Monty is a Co-Creator / Executive Producer of Storm Reid's (Euphoria, The Suicide Squad, A Wrinkle In Time) Gen Z variety talk show slated for 2021.
Monty is a self taught photographer, and he has created photo essays for President Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, Life in Cuba, the Anti-War Movement under President George W. Bush, and other portraits from around the world.
He has also completed a digital marketing certification program at General Assembly. As a creative entrepreneur with an affinity for entrepreneurs and creatives. Monty is on the pulse of culture, and he constantly endeavors to create work at the intersection of music, fashion, technology, and film.