Marc Saltarelli is an award-winning director with both narrative and documentary credits. He has directed seven narrative films collectively screened in over 250 major film festivals, including OutFest Los Angeles, Palm Springs ShortFest, Hollywood Film Festival, BFI London, Barcelona, and Mumbai Film Festivals. The films were acquired for domestic Television on MTV Networks (Logo) and internationally on Canal + Television. He is a two-time Iris Prize nominee and a Planet Out Short film winner. His short doc I Knew Andy Warhol was the centerpiece of the Warhol exhibit at the Palm Springs Museum of Art and won best documentary at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.
His recently completed feature documentary Studio One Forever, the untold story of America's first gay disco, had its World Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles 2023, followed by OUTSouth in Durham, North Carolina, FilmOut San Diego and Reeling Chicago in September 2023.
In 2023, he co-produced with director Pauley Perrette the short doc RED RIBBONS OF LOVE, winner of Best Documentary at the Toronto LGBTQ Film Festival.
TO COMFORT YOU, starring Pauley Perrette (NCIS) and Susan Blakely (This Is Us), won best picture and best drama awards at the Beverly Hills Shortfest. Pauley and Susan shared the best actress as well.
REMEMBER TO BREATHE, starring Lee Meriwether, Susan Blakely, and Leigh Ann Larkin ("A Little Night Music"), earned five BEST PICTURE nominations worldwide, including Barc ona and Mumbai LGBT Festivals. Lee Meriwether ("Batman") was honored with the Spotlight Performance Award for her role as forgotten musical legend Alice Martin at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.
Marc has a film degree from Loyola Marymount University with graduate work in directing from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
ON THE SET OF 'SPEAK" (2016)