Named one of the Next Gen: Twenty Young Stars on the Rise in Canada by the Hollywood Reporter, Marc Almon is a film/television producer & arts advocate.
Marc is lead producer of the feature films WEIRDOS and BLACKBIRD. WEIRDOS (Dir. Bruce McDonald) premiered at TIFF 2016 / Berlinale 2017 and won Best Original Screenplay (Daniel MacIvor) and Best Supporting Actress (Molly Parker) at the Canadian Screen Awards, while BLACKBIRD (Dir. Jason Buxton) won Best Canadian First Feature Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Best Debut Award at the Canadian Screen Awards and the Grand Prix at Cannes Junior 2013. Marc co-produced the Emmy-nominated THE TALE (Dir. Jennifer Fox), a 2018 Sundance Film Festival sensation that sold to HBO Films for $6 million USD. Marc's first television series CAVENDISH (lead producer: Temple Street Prod.) debuted on CBC TV in January 2019. He is in development on MERCIFUL, a television series written by Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady.
Marc participated in renowned talent labs such as the Festival de Cannes L'Atelier, Trans-Atlantic Partners, the Rotterdam Lab, & Berlinale Talents. A gifted leader and organizer, Marc founded and was first chair of Screen Nova Scotia. In 2015, when devastating cuts to the film tax credit were announced, Marc helped orchestrate one of the greatest grassroots campaigns in the province’s history, with 6,000 rallying outside the legislature, a 35,000 signature petition, over 74 million twitter impressions and news headlines garnered across the country. The efforts resulted in a new animation tax credit and film incentive fund that have preserved hundreds of media jobs in Nova Scotia.
In 2017, Marc founded Culture Link CIC with partner Rob Power to launch LIGHT HOUSE, a $13 million 84,000 sq ft creative hub in downtown Halifax featuring a television studio, concert hall, dance studio, cinema and office space for cultural non-profits. It will open in early 2021.
Marc’s mission is to champion storytellers and change agents who seek to engage and inspire.