Shimmy Marcus is a multi award winning filmmaker working across a variety of formats and genres, including features, shorts, TV, documentary, music promos, and commercials. In 1999 he won the Miramax Script Writing Award for his feature script Headrush. Other critically acclaimed films include the documentaries Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe, Imagining Ulysses, and Good Cake Bad Cake. His feature SoulBoy starring Martin Compston, Felicity Jones, and Pat Shortt had it’s Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and won Best Feature at the Gijon Int. Film Festival in Spain 2010.
A founding member of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, he is Artistic Director at Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting which he set up in 2014.