Marc Fusco has established himself as a creative and visionary force in independent filmmaking. Former long-time assistant to Steven Spielberg, Marc has been developing and writing all genres of films for over twenty years, maintaining feet in both studio and independent projects. Recently, he wrote and directed the award-winning family drama The Samuel Project, which was released in select theaters in 2018–2019 and sold to family film distributor 9 Story Media for worldwide distribution. The film has been selected by over 50 film festivals to date.
Before The Samuel Project, Fusco’s award-winning comedy My Uncle Rafael was released theatrically in 2012, earning over $250,000 on only four screens in its first two weeks. Prior to My Uncle Rafael, Fusco directed and wrote the coming-of-age heist film Stealing Time, starring Peter Facinelli, Jennifer Garner, and Scott Foley, which was an audience favorite at several festivals and distributed worldwide. After working in production at Amblin Entertainment in the late 1990s, Fusco was handpicked by Steven Spielberg to work closely as his personal assistant. For over four years, he assisted the Academy Award-winning director on the films The Lost World, Amistad, and Saving Private Ryan, and also during the start-up of DreamWorks, SKG—the first full-fledged studio to be created in over eighty years. During his tenure with Spielberg, Fusco directed and produced a short film entitled The Interview that premiered at the 1998 International Venice Film Festival.