Marc Clebanoff, a graduate of the USC School of Cinema/Television, began his career at 20th Century Fox Television before moving onto a feature development position at Focus Features under The Danish Girl producer Gail Mutrux and the award winning director of Nurse Betty, Neil Labute.
In 2004, Clebanoff launched his company Odyssey Motion Pictures to make his feature directorial debut. Clebanoff spent two years consulting for Quentin Tarantino’s Hell Ride, which premiered at Sundance in 2008. Clebanoff wrote and directed the award winning crime drama Break, featuring one of the final performances of acting icon David Carradine, and he directed Gerald, a family comedy starring Louis Mandylor and Mickey Rooney, which garnered him his first Best Director award.
Clebanoff also executive produced Pound of Flesh starring Malcolm McDowell. He directed the action thriller Darkness Descends, starring Danny Trejo and the supernatural thriller The Mourning, starring Louis Mandylor and Dominique Swain. Clebanoff produced the TV pilot Elwood starring Ron Perlman and most recently the upcoming crime drama Sargasso starring Academy Award Nominee Tom Berenger.
Clebanoff also co-wrote and is the principal producer of the upcoming 2019 theatrical film Asbury Park.
In addition to film production, Marc spent three years as the head of production sourcing for Activision/Blizzard, working on AAA video games such as Call of Duty, Destiny and Guitar Hero and his company is a globally recognized boutique sales agency for film and television distribution.
“Marc Clebanoff represented my independent film (with all unknown actors) and secured international distribution in several territories & domestic distribution as well. Marc is both extremely knowledgeable in his field and also maintains the highest ethical standards. He has been very supportive and a pleasure to work with.”