Mark Romanek

Mark Romanek is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, television, music videos and commercials. Romanek wrote and directed the 2002 film One Hour Photo and directed the 2010 film Never Let Me Go. His most notable music videos include Hurt , Closer , Bedtime Story , and Scream . Romaneks music videos have wonMTV Video Music Awards, including Best Direction for JayZs 99 Problems, and he has won three Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video more than any other director.

Romanek was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Shirlee and Marvin Romanek. He credits seeing Stanley Kubricks 2001 A Space Odyssey at the age of nine with inspiring him to become a film director. He experimented with Superand 16mm film as a teenager while attending New Trier High School. There, he studied first with Kevin Dole, a local filmmaker who was already creating a form of music video on his own in the mid1970s, and then with Peter Kingsbury, a filmmaker who had studied with experimentalists Owen Land, John Luther Schofill, and Stan Brakhage at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both teachers exposed students to works by significant figures of the American avantgarde cinema, such as Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, and Paul Sharits.

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