A SHORT FILM BY MARCUS MARKOU
It’s another office affair – one of thousands. But in Office Song, the inner world of ordinary office workers and their humdrum lives bursts into life with poetry and something greater than the sum of their tedious working day is revealed.
Marcus directed his first short film The Last Temptation of Chris in 2010, before completing the feature film Papadopoulos & Sons, starring Stephen Dillane, in 2012. A film that he wrote, directed, produced and successfully self-distributed in the UK in April 2013. It achieved the second highest screen average of any film in its opening weekend, with a marketing budget of just £40k. The film went on to be bought by Netflix, the BBC and ARTE. In 2014 he was nominated by the London Critics Circle Awards in the Breakthrough British Filmmaker category. Marcus’s latest short, Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times, has been screened at 60 festivals world-wide and has won ‘best short’ at over 15 of them.