David Marek

Interim Director of Motion Picture Arts Summer Programs, Interlochen Arts Camp 

Lecturer, University of Michigan, Screen Arts and Cultures


M.F.A., Film Production, University of Colorado; B.A., Film Critical Studies & Creative Writing, University of Colorado; B.F.A. Film Production, University of Colorado

David Marek received an MFA from the University of Colorado in 2009 and is presently a Lecturer at the University of Michigan, teaching 3 classes in the Screen Arts and Cultures Department. David’s interest in independent filmmaking has led him to write, produce, direct and edit a host of fiction, experimental and documentary films, both short and feature length. His first feature, "Somewhere West" (2011) received, 8 Best Feature Film Awards, 2 Best Cinematography Awards, and 4 other awards along with 23 additional nominations from 18 festivals in 3 countries. More recent work includes the experimental short, "Light and Darkness" (2012), a short poetic documentary, "Song to Cinema" (2012), and the crowd-sourced short animation, "The State Theater Colorbook" (2012). Current projects include a dark narrative feature, "Thaw of the Dead" and an untitled feature length documentary on the struggles of Detroit charter schools.