Paul Marcus is a director/producer/writer who has produced films and video programs for the Smithsonian Institution, MSG Network and ABC Sports. He is co-founder of Manhattan-based Foxo Productions, an award-winning independent production company whose corporate clients include Merrill Lynch, Verizon and American Express. Paul has directed numerous programs profiling emerging market countries around the globe. He has traveled through southern China to capture the socio-economic changes occurring there. He spent time in Beijing where his crew was allowed special access to film in Tiananmen Square, on the Great Wall and in the interiors of the temples of the Forbidden City.
Another assignment sent Paul throughout Portugal to tell the story of its dynamic emergence into the European Union. He also spent four months covering the out islands of the Bahamas, interviewing elder citizens to document and help preserve the cultural heritage of the island nation.
For a film hosted by Robert Redford on the Smithsonian Institution’s Marine Systems Laboratories, Paul spent a week in the Everglades, documenting the Smithsonian crew’s endeavors to take enough living samples back to Washington, D.C., to create their own “Everglades” in a greenhouse.
As a writer, Paul has used humor as well as sentimentality to convey messages in ways that have made his corporate clients enjoy the process as much as the results. His concept for Merrill Lynch, in which we watch a couple get married in the ’60s, have a family in the ’70s, mature in the ’80s and retire in the ’90s – all shot on 8mm film – won a Cine Golden Eagle.