About The Filmmaker


Director Bio


Marc Saltarelli is an award-winning director with both narrative and documentary credits.  He has directed seven narrative films that have screened collectively in over 250 major film festivals worldwide, 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.  Marc's film WHERE WE BEGAN was honored at the PlanetOut Short Movie Awards brunch held at the Sundance Film Festival.  Three of his films were Official Selections of the BFI London LGBT Film Festival and screened in the National Film Theater in London.  

In 2018, Marc directed, shot and edited I KNEW ANDY WARHOL, a documentary featuring interviews with artists and contemporaries of icon Andy Warhol.  Artist Ed Ruscha, photographer Michael Childers, actor Udo Kier and Warhol superstar Cherry Vanilla were among the particpants. The film was part of the Warhol exhibit at Palm Springs Art Museum.  The film won Best Short Documentary at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and is an official selection of the Provincetown Film Festival.  https://www.provincetownfilm.org/festival/2019/05/provincetown-film-festival-announces-lineup-john-cameron-mitchell-named-filmmaker-on-the-edge-jillian-bell-to-receive-next-wave-award/

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 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 Barcelona 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 USC School of Cinematic Arts.