MARCUS CHEONG WAI CHAN
Marcus was born and raised in Hong Kong. After law school, he practiced real estate financing law for nearly a decade before moving to pursue an MFA in film directing at UCLA.
He has written, directed, produced and/or edited numerous feature films, television shows, shorts and commercials that have screened theatrically, streamed and/or screened at prestigious films festivals around the world. His short, "Palace," executive produced by James Franco and starring Whoopi Goldberg, won the Best International Short Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival in London, where it was also honored with nominations for Best Screenplay and Best International Director.
Apart from writing and directing, Marcus also works extensively as a film editor. He co-edited the feature film "Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down" with the film's directors. The film was honored with a Best Screenplay Award from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Most recently, Marcus was the post-production supervisor of "2020: Chaos and Hope," a feature length documentary directed by Emmy winner June Beallor and is currently available on Peacock. He also edited the 10-part comedy series "Chutney Manor," slated for release on Cpics in 2024.
Between 2016 and 2020, he was part of BAFTA LA's Newcomers Program, an initiative by BAFTA to help promising British nationals fully realize their potential in the industry.