Marc J. Francis

Marc J. Francis is a director, producer, and cinematographer whose documentary films have won worldwide critical acclaim and have been distributed across cinemas, television, and streaming platforms. He was chosen by Harper’s BAZAAR magazine as one of their top “Household Names of the Future” and named by the Observer as one of Britain’s “Rising Stars.”
As a storyteller and seeker of wisdom, Marc shines a light on the human condition by exploring the extraordinary stories of marginalized characters and unsung heroes in his signature immersive and intimate style. His films include the critically acclaimed Black Gold, which follows the campaigning efforts of an Ethiopian coffee union leader and is credited with propelling the Fair Trade movement; Walk With Me, which journeys into the monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh and is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch; and an upcoming documentary featuring Elizabeth Gilbert and her deceased partner Rayya Elias during their final months together, which offers profound insight into what it means to grieve and live life fully.

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