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The Work That Made Me: Marc Corominas

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Mutt Films Marc shares some of his favourite tracks, his work with Audi and what has shaped his career

The Work That Made Me: Marc Corominas

Marc was born on the last day of the year in Barcelona. One night, this young boy gets up and turns on the TV. What initially seems like a children’s film, unfolds into a story about mafia, assassinations, drugs and whores. “Once Upon a Time in America” by Sergio Leone, will leave a mark on this boy for life. 

Years later he studied film at the University of Ramon Llull. In 2004 his personal project Resized04 was selected for the prestigious RESfest film festival in New York. After that Marc became a member of a directors’ collective in Barcelona where he experimented with new forms of expression.

Now, in his solo career, he creates work that is real and engaging. Cinematic but intimate. His flair for authentic and unexpected visual storytelling is evident in his work and has made him the go-to director for clients as diverse as Audi, Toyota, Coca-Cola, PlayStation and Foundation Against Drug Addiction.


The ad/music video from my childhood that stays with me…

Alaska “Abracadabra (La bola de cristal)'. It’s a television program that marked many children of my generation in my country.


The ad/music video/game/web platform that made me want to get into the industry…

Aphex Twin 'Come to Daddy' or Bjork 'All Is Full of Love', directed by Chris Cunningham, left a big impact on me. RESFest, Onedotzero, and +81 Magazine were great inspirations in my early days when I was in college.


The creative work that I keep revisiting…

I review Jim Jarmusch's filmography and get excited and cry with social content films such as 'Brassed Off', directed by Mark Herman, or 'Deprisa, Deprisa', by Carlos Saura. I ee-listen to Pixies or The Feelies from time to time. Everything related to Tomato Design Collective, from their graphic design works and prints to the music of Underworld--an artistic collective that marked me a lot in the ’90s.


My first professional project…

Resized’04 film was selected in the prestigious RESFest Festival in NY. Even though it was a personal project, it was the project that allowed me to start my professional career. 


The piece of work that made me so angry that I vowed to never make anything like *that*…

What a difficult question! Not to mention other jobs, I remember I was commissioned to do a campaign for a brand that involved humanitarian action: collecting seeds to plant in Africa. In the production process, I discovered there was no plan for what to do with those seeds once they arrived in Africa. So, I decided to get out of the project. To this day, I don't think I have participated in any project that stirs my conscience.


The piece of work that still makes me jealous…

Too many projects to name them all here! Any Hiro Murai music video, any Megaforce work, any new season of the 'Ozark' or 'Maid' series, could start the beginning of a long list...


The creative project that changed my career…

I guess, for what it stands for, the Audi A3 'Tick Tock' work. But I think that, for its challenging nature, the documentary piece 'In the Footsteps of Strelka', also commissioned by Audi, was the most important.



The work that I’m proudest of…

Two true stories more than one hundred years apart but with one thing in common: football.

'El Clasico' for Cupra is the true story of the first football match in the history of F.C. Barcelona and Real Madrid. I’m a big supporter of Barça…

Women's World Cup FIFA was filmed with real football players recreating their own reality: players who take care of their children or work in a denim factory, then at the same time are selected by their countries to participate in the World Cup.


I was involved in this and it makes me cringe…

When you see it, you will understand. I helmed a short for the musician Raül Refree with the Mancunian artist Blackhaine for the PRSNT project


The recent project I was involved in that excited me the most…

Because of my personal involvement in these kinds of projects, my last two music videos for Ferran Palau “Univers” and Love of Lesbian “Los Irrompibles”.


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Mutt, Wed, 10 Nov 2021 10:26:35 GMT