- LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK
Bicoastal production company m ss ng p eces has signed Michael Marantz to its directorial roster for commercial representation in the U.S. At his new roost, Marantz has already completed Walmart’s 2020 brand campaign “Spark” via FCB. Earlier Marantz was repped in the ad arena by production house Interrogate.
Marantz is most notably known for his Facebook-branded documentary short The Conditioned, which received over 48 million views worldwide and tells the inspirational story of homeless poet Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho in São Paulo, Brazil. Commissioned for Facebook’s 10th anniversary, Marantz’s film was an example of branded content as a form of art, evoking raw emotion and compassion that connected with audiences worldwide. He has also directed spots for Google, Verizon, Porsche, Jameson, Dove, Gillette, and Quickbooks, among others. He was honored with a Young Director Award at Cannes in 2015, the same year he earned inclusion into SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase. Marantz received accolades for his short film The Cycle from the HBO Short Film Awards and Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. He holds a BA in Film from Emerson College
“m ss ng p eces brings multiple layers of awareness to every project they work on. They ask the right questions, genuinely care, and manage projects extremely well,” said Marantz. “They’re leading the industry in a very compassionate and humanistic way, telling stories that truly resonate.”
Edward Grann, executive producer, m ss ng p eces, said, “Michael approaches production with a clear vision of the final narrative, always directing for the edit, capturing visuals that drive emotional impact.”