Three times nominated for an Emmy in just 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.
His Director of Photography 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, Harper’s Bazaar, and 2(X)ist.
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 producer Caroline Waterlow on radical lawyers Michael and Eleanora Kennedy, counsel to the Black Panthers and Weathermen for decades.
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. Today he strives for a naturalism that mimics the logic of light we experience daily and still draws inspiration from his early influences in still 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 everywhere in the ordinary world.