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Marcus Romer

Marcus Romer

Creative Director at ArtsBeacon UK


Marcus Romer is a Director, Writer and Filmmaker.

He is currently Creative Director and CEO of ArtsBeacon.UK, delivering Live to Digital creative planning and projects.

Prior to this he was CEO and Artistic Director of Pilot Theatre, where he directed many award winning theatre productions as well as pioneering live streaming and webcasting from 2008.

As a filmmaker he wrote the screenplay and co-directed the feature film ‘The Knife That Killed Me’ which was released by Universal Pictures in 2015.

He has attended several TED conferences in. He created the ‘Shift Happens’ Conferences, and ran TEDx York. He co-curated ‘No Boundaries’ with Arts Council England and the British Council in 2014 and 2015

He was part of the winning bid team that won York the Unesco designation as the first UK City of Media Arts. He attended and gave a keynote at the Creative Cities Network Conference in Seoul.

He is a published playwright and his work has been translated and performed across Europe and the USA

Marcus is a regular speaker and presenter on the use of digital technology in the Arts, and has spoken all over the world, most recently for Innovation Norway in Tromsø in January, and the UK Theatre Conference in March 2016. He lives in Cambridge

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