Marcus J. Carney

writing  directing  coaching  researching


Intriguing and well-crafted”    Variety

If only all first-person docs were as poignant and penetrating as this one”    Time Out NY

Eine Rarität”    Profil

Komplex und reflektiert”    Der Standard

Mutig und allgemeingültig“    Kurier

Entwaffnend ehrlich“    Die Presse

The End Of The Neubacher Project had its World premiere in the first appearance competition at the IDFA (Amsterdam).  It won the 2006 First Steps Award (Berlin).  In its 'festival year' 2007 it was presented at numerous film festivals world-wide, such as the Mill Valley FF, Thessaloniki, Warsaw, Sarajevo Human Rights FF and many more.  It was presented at the 2008 Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, NY) and at the Cinematheques in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem and at the Austrian Film Museum.  In its theatrical release in Austria the film ran for six weeks.  The film was sold to TV broadcasters in Germany, France, The Netherlands and Poland.

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CINEMA AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA - The Construction of Reality (B. Pichler, 2012)


 AIR SQUARE (2002) 

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AIR SQUARE "We give it to you straight" - is an award-winning short satire, which was conceived on a flight from New York to Vienna in late September 2001.  AIR SQUARE won the 2003 Seh-Suechte Innovation Award (Postdam-Babelsberg, DE), the 2004 Alpinale Golden Unicorn (Nenzing, AT) and it was sold to Canal+ (France) and other broadcasters world-wide.

 SHEEP (2000) 

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SHEEP was conceived and produced in response to an increase of violence against African immigrants, due to a rampant racist milieu in the Austrian police, with an Interior Minister declaring those later convicted "only a few black sheep".  SHEEP was presented at the Cannes Lions 2000 and in Viennese cinemas pre-feature for more than a year.


Work Portrait of Hungarian Academy Award winner Istvan Szabo, during a week long Chekhov workshop with acting students at the Vienna Max Reinhard Seminar.