We had the good fortune of connecting with Marcellus Cox and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marcellus, why did you pursue a creative career?
I Pursue Filmmaking because I’ve always been hooked to movies my whole life, it’s the only medium where you can visually showcase what’s on your mind and how you see things in the world and I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else in the world. It’s a passion that extends way past just pointing a camera and shooting, it’s a passion where you have a opportunity to touch Lives with your story and that’s the greatest feeling in the world.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My Art in terms of my Storytelling I like to deal with very important topics from political, social, racial and discuss these things openly, truthfully but fairly at the same time. I think that’s one of the things that makes my work standout it’s painful but honestly I don’t sugarcoat anything at all. I want you to feel how I feel watching the work on screen. I got to where I’m at now at this point in my career buy just honestly doing two things busting my ass every single day and studying my craft and applying it into my work. I always feel in my heart that I have room for improvement so I’m consistently going over my work making notes so whenever I get to the next film I’ll know what to do and not do. I’m a film junkie so I’m always watching and studying movies no matter the subject matter or genre. I want to be the best that I can possibly be and the best way to do so is by working your ass off and studying your craft 24/7. The lessons I’ve learned about becoming a Filmmaker is learning that this profession is a privilege. It’s a privilege to be the ones that bring visual expressions to life for the entire world to see and you never know who needs to see that. What I want folks to know about Marcellus Cox the Artist is that I’m a Filmmaker with a story to tell.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I Want to dedicate entire post to all of my Cast & Crew Members I’ve ever worked with on any of my films without you none of this is possible. I’d also like to Thank My Producing Partner Armando Townsend for everything he’s done for me both personal and professionally.
Rashad Hunter, Maynard Okereke, Cedric L. Williams, Skyler James, Swins Jean-Charles, Stephen Cofield Jr