Three times nominated for an Emmy in three years, Marshall Rose’s outstanding television work repeatedly garners industry recognition. His food docs have won James Beard awards. His political spots have won Pollies. He brings the perfectionism of his commercial work to his documentaries, and his documentary ingenuity to his commercials. Whether in narrative or advertising, storytelling drives Marshall’s work, and his professional camera has captured stories in over twenty countries.
Marshall’s DP credits span Superbowl spots, high-impact social documentaries, comedic and cultural documentary work, narrative films, and award-winning music videos. Recent credits include commercials for Heinz, Hennessy, Checkers, and Toyota, and broadcast series: CNN’s The Hunt with John Walsh, Netflix Original Somebody Feed Phil with Phil Rosenthal, and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld. Previous other work include commercials for Nespresso, Chobani, and “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” branded content for Pepsi, Fiat, and Acura, and beauty videos for Esquire, 2(X)ist, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Currently Marshall is working on two feature-length documentaries: one a PBS special on the famed Broadway hero Hal Prince, another an indie doc with Oscar-winning director Caroline Waterlow on the remarkable civil rights defenders and storied married couple Michael and Eleanora Kennedy.
Having discovered Polaroid cameras at age eight, the work of Robert Frank and Kertész at fourteen, Marshall fell early and irrevocably in love with the art of image-making. For two decades he has continued to study this art and develop his craft as a professional cinematographer. His goal is a naturalism that mimics the logic of light in everyday reality. And still drawing from his first influences in photography, film and art history, he is grateful to these earlier image-makers, for teaching him how lighting can be a powerful expressive tool, and to see beauty in the ordinary world.