Director Biography – Marcus Aubin (MINSTREL VS PUPPET)

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My name is Marcus Aubin, and I’m a director and editor from Chicago IL. Living in this city has heavily encouraged my grit and perseverance. I am a highly driven and creative individual always looking to collaborate with others who push my limits to do great things.

In three years, I have been fortunate enough to direct seven short films, a handful of music videos, and a web series pilot. This past summer, I also directed my first micro-budget SAG-eligible feature film. The film is called Sun King, which tells the story of an eccentric Chinese man who embarks on an epic journey to marry his cousin after convincing himself he is the reincarnated soul of King Louis XIV. I certainly love to keep myself busy, and almost feel empty when I am not being productive.

When I’m not making movies, you can find me cheering on my favorite football team, the Chicago Bears, or experimenting with Chicago’s diversity in entertainment, arts, food, and more.

Director Statement

In our current social climate, society seems more divided than ever before. Everyone is opinionated and wants to exert their opinion as better than somebody else’s. Racism lingers, violence is a natural reaction, and wealth determines worthiness. Especially when it comes to people of color, the divides grow larger and larger, and people are seeming to forget their view of unity. As a half-Hispanic film director, this is something that I am privileged to portray through digital media. Minstrel vs. Puppet gave me an invaluable opportunity to creatively express my feelings towards a subject that is more relevant now than ever. Amidst the seemingly endless clash of social beliefs, I know there is a silver lining, even for the most opposing of binaries.

Author: experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 4 times a year. Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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