Culture Spotlight Featuring Marcellus Cox
Marcellus Cox is an Award-Winning Writer/Director hailing from Los Angeles, California. Marcellus Cox has always had a passion for movies and filmmaking. As a True Author His style of cinematic storytelling embossed with dark and edgy themes that is engaging and enlightening, delivering his audience to a place of understanding and compassion for social issues and objectivity, as he pushes the boundaries of controversial storytelling, touching on subjects such as Race, Religion, Social & Political issues. Marcellus Cox's work has screened in over 150 International Film Festivals, Won over 90 International Film Awards and has screened Nationwide on CBS, FOX, ABC, SHORTS TV & PBS.
Tell us about your experience at the Hip Hop Film Festival? My experience has been great, being given a platform to screen several of my shorts to amazing audiences every time and even winning an award for my short “Rolling In The Deep,” so the experience has been great.
Why are stories from the culture important? It gives a voice to the voiceless, it allows stories that rarely ever get talked about a visual into what’s happening in the black and brown community past and present, so it’s very important.
What projects are you working on now? As of now, I’m working on a Proof Of Concept for my Psychological Thriller Feature Film Debut Mickey Hardaway, which will be released in the Fall of 2020.
Why do you think the Harlem film house and Hip Hop Film Festival is important. You guys are beyond important because you give a platform to discuss anything and everything that concerns us on the big screen.