Israel Marquez is a self taught film maker who is heavily influenced by his heroes Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Alejandro Gonzalez. Israel also Writes, Shoots and edits all his own films and continues to find new innovated ways to tell his stories. Israel started in the entertainment industry at the young age of 8 years old. His first experience was as a professional break dancer in the early 80's. After winning countless awards and contests he earned his way to performing on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. He then became high demand and started touring with the biggest acts in Hip Hop during the Fresh Fest tour. Israel danced for artists including Run DMC, L.L Cool J, The Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, UTFO, Curtis Blow and many others marking him as one of the true pioneers of hip hop break dancing. Israel then started to look at other options in music and began to teach himself guitar. While learning guitar he began to learn BMX stunts and tricks and soon started winning contest and putting on BMX trick riding shows at local water parks and festivals. Israel went on to become an amateur and professional boxer throughout his teens and early 20's. In early 2000 Israel decided to try acting and started working as an extra on the hit T.V show Walker Texas Ranger. It wasn't till then when one of the camera operators took the time to explain what a DP does and how the camera works. That day would change Israel's life forever. Israel went home right away and began to research film making. For the next 6 years Israel became a student of film. It wasn't till 2010 when he shot his first short film Haley's Angel and began to win many awards. Since then Israel has shot 6 films and has won over 56 awards and continues to pursue his film making goals. Israel will shoot his first full feature later on this year and promises to give the audience a film that they will love and talk about for years to come.
  • Writer (9 Credits)
    Kuruk the Bear
    Short Script
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
    Rose
    Short Script
    Runaway Angel
    Short Script
    Unchained Love- Experimental
    Experimental
    Rose Film2016
    Short
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
    Haley's Angel2015
    Short
    No Sunshine2014
    Short
  • Director (6 Credits)
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
    Unchained Love- Experimental
    Experimental
    Paz, Amor, y Musica Soundtrack2017
    Music Video
    Rose Film2016
    Short
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
    Haley's Angel2015
    Short
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
    Unchained Love- Experimental
    Experimental
    Rose Film2016
    Short
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
    Haley's Angel2015
    Short
  • Editor (2 Credits)
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
  • Casting (1 Credit)
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
  • Cinematographer (1 Credit)
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
  • Marketer (1 Credit)
    Unchained Love2016
    Short
  • Cinematography (1 Credit)
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
  • Executive Producer (1 Credit)
    Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
    Documentary
Best Feature Documentary
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Frame 4 Frame Film Festival
Arlington
2018
Audience Choice Winner
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Shutter Speed Film Festival
Arlington
2018
Best Feature Documentary
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2018
Best Music Soundtrack
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Bare Bones Film Festival
Muskogee
2018
Best Documentary
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Bare Bones Film Festival
Muskogee
2018
Nominated Indie Auteur Award
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Bare Bones Film Festival
Muskogee
2018
Best Actor in a Short
Unchained Love- Experimental
Bare Bones Film Festival
Muskogee
2017
Best Domestic Drama Short Film
Unchained Love- Experimental
Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
Fort Worth
2017
Best Lead Actor in a Short- Billy Blair
Unchained Love
Bare Bones Film festival
Muskogee, Ok
2017
Best Texas Short Film
Rose Film
Texas Ultimate Shorts
Texas
2016
Best Short Crime Drama
No Sunshine
Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival
Muskogee, Oklahoma
2015
Best Screenplay
Rose Film
Eye Catcher Film festival
McAlester
Best Narrative Short Film
Unchained Love- Experimental
Barcelon Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Nominated Best Feature Documentary
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Barcelona
Best Music Score
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Ardmore
Best Short Film
Rose Film
DMOFF
Best Actress
Rose Film
Bare Bones Film festival
Muskogee
Best of Festival
Rose Film
Wendy's Shorts
Texas
Directors Choice Award
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Sunny Side Up Film Festival
Ardmore
Director's Choice
Haley's Angel
Wendy's Shorts
Peoples Choice
Haley's Angel
FIF
3rd Place Best Short Screenplay
Rose
Eye Catcher Film Festival
McAlester Oklahoma
Best Documentary
Paz, Amor, y Musica The Alex Ruiz Story
Festival de Cine Latina
Denton