Meet our Member Spotlight for November: Marcus Morelli, owner of Skene 19 Films.
Skene 19 Films has been producing films and videos for the last 10 years. Marcus writes, directs, produces, shoots, and edits a wide variety of content, which has earned him over 20,000 subscribers tuning in to his YouTube channel. Typically, he creates web videos to help advertise companies of all sizes. From 30-second TV commercials to short documentaries, he strives to tell the best story possible for each particular person, product or brand. “Although work projects are always my first priority,” he explains, “I never lose site of my future goals with several ‘passion’ projects in the works. Short films, music videos, and travel vlogs are absolutely my favorite things to create on a monthly basis. My hard work has led to many award winning projects with film festivals, online contests and NCAA advertising. I'm also excited to announce that I’ve recently collaborated with ESPN on shooting three SC Features that have aired on national television.”
Marcus feels blessed to do what he loves for a living. “Filmmaking is the one thing in my life that I can rely on to make me truly happy,” he says. “Not only can I express myself through the art of filmmaking, I can tell stories that entertain, but also captivate an audience.” He loves the process of having an idea spawn in his head, conceptualize it into a script, shoot it, edit it, and see the final production come to life. “Nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction by releasing my work to an instant audience,” he explains. “Technology and techniques are always evolving, so I find great enjoyment out of studying and keeping up with the fast times we live in, because there is always something new to learn. YouTube is the biggest viewing platform on the planet, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
What does Marcus enjoy most about his Chamber membership? He says, “Being a Chamber member has really opened doors for me. I’ve met so many wonderful people who are goal oriented, and super motivated to make Westmoreland County a better place to live. I’ve been discussing several new video projects with a few Chamber members, so I'm hoping to collaborate soon on some big work projects. Most importantly, the Chamber itself has really looked out for my best interest since day one. They genuinely care about me and my business. Chad and his team have been insanely supportive by helping me advertise my company and introducing me to new potential clients. If I have a concern with something, they are sympathetic to my plight, and prove themselves as great problem solvers by finding ways to help me out. All in all, I look forward to being a Westmoreland County Chamber member for a very long time!”
In his spare time, Marcus is usually thinking of his next short film passion project or doing something film related, such as watching and studying movies with his girlfriend. When his mind isn’t on filmmaking, he enjoys traveling, hanging with his family, goofing around with his nieces, eating good food with friends, going to concerts, playing ice hockey and soccer, and grilling on his porch. “Whatever the scenario might be though,” he adds, “I'm usually thinking about filmmaking in some way, shape or form.”
Find out more at skene19films.com.