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About Marcus


Marcus Bleecker is an accomplished writer, filmmaker and musician. He is proud to have received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Cinematography. As a director and cinematographer, he has worked with clients such as Bravo, Comedy Central, HBO, Oxygen, and the Madison Square Garden Network, among others.

His most recent short film, The Hit, stars Federico Castelluccio from HBO’s Emmy Award-winning series The Sopranos. The Hit screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Beverly Hills Film Festival.


A seasoned musician, he is the drummer for the John Popper Project featuring Grammy Award-winning harmonica/vocalist, John Popper and D.J. Logic. He has also directed music videos for the John Popper Project (LapDance)and the band Attic Ends(Home), respectively.

As a writer, Marcus was honored to have an essay he wrote in celebration of his father, published in the New York Times Magazine’s Father’s Day edition. Marcus recently completed a collection of short stories called DUMBO: Collected Stories, and looks forward to sharing his “ridiculous take” on living Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass with readers.

Currently he is in pre-production on a feature film, a dark comedic caper titled  Hush Money, which he hopes to delight film audiences with in the near future.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Marcus earned a Bachelor of Music degree while there. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children, and is a committed “big brother” to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Newark, New Jersey.

For more on Marcus J. Bleecker, visit, and connect with DUMBO: Collected Stories on Twitter @dumbostories and Facebook – Dumbo Stories.



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