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 over 1200 submissions from 94 countries around the world, and has screened in both LA and NYC. 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. Monty is also 1 of 32 directors chosen by SHOOT Magazine to be part of their Director's Showcase Class of 2019.
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, portraits and architecture from around the world.
Monty has also completed a digital marketing certification program at General Assembly. As an entrepreneur with an affinity for entrepreneurs and creatives, and as a storyteller with a unique understanding of culture from his life shown through his unique lens - Monty brings to his work the most relevant skills of the 21st Century.