Marc Brodzik

2009 Pew Fellow

Marc Brodzik, 2009 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

“Filmmaking, to me, is that next level of painting or photography. I think it’s going to replace everything.”

Marc Brodzik (b. 1967) is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker interested in filming portraits of the common man. “Filmmaking, to me, is that next level of painting or photography. I think it’s going to replace everything,” he says. In a recent documentary he focuses on small, family-owned coal mines and the struggles they face to stay in business in today’s market, which is dominated by large corporations. His work has been screened at the Philadelphia Festival of Independence; the Annapolis Film Festival, MD; the Philadelphia Film Festival; and the Waterfront Festival, Saugatuck, MI. Brodzik received his associate degree in illustration and advertising from the Philadelphia Art Institute.


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Grants & Grantees

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