Musician / Writer / Producer / Director / Editor
Joe’s career in film and television spans 35 years and includes work with Oscar winning and nominated Directors.
Joe started out as an assistant film editor back in 1981, working for his father, twice Oscar nominated documentary film maker, Louis Marcus.
In the mid-1980s, he worked at Dublin’s Windmill Lane Studios when Brian Eno was producing U2’s album, The Unforgettable Fire, and was trained in all aspects of film, video and sound post-production.
After a year based in London working around the UK as a sound-recordist and location editor for foreign news correspondents and stints at Dublin’s major post houses, Joe went freelance in 1991, when he was asked to re-cut Jim Sheridan’s feature film “Into The West “ before delivery to Miramax.
Over the years, Joe has edited feature films, television dramas, network documentaries, music promos, concert films, news and current affairs. He has written, produced and directed documentaries for the BBC and has also written and edited documentaries for other producers which have been distributed internationally.
He has also written, produced and directed high end corporates for the likes of Dell and Apple.
Joe has been a musician for over 40 years having studied piano at Dublin’s Royal College of Music.
He has played bass professionally, both touring and recording with bands and as a session musician, most notably for Ireland’s pre-eminent Uillan piper, Davy Spillane.
He has written and recorded music for the screen and has also engineered and produced sessions for other artists.
Joe divides his time between posting for other independent producers at home at OMAS, going to London to edit Network programmes for the BBC including Panorama and also writing, producing and directing his own projects.
Joe is currently developing a feature length documentary about legendary Pink Floyd bassist, Guy Pratt. Taster tape available on request.