Geoff Marslett is a native Texan who took a circuitous path to filmmaking, studying mathematics, philosophy, art, science, and languages at St. John's College (1996) before returning to Texas to pursue an MFA in filmmaking at UT (2001). In addition to making films, Geoff teaches in the RTF Department at The University of Texas at Austin.
He has directed fourteen short films and a half dozen segments for other directors' television and film programs, and been fortunate enough to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, filmmakers, and musicians along the way. His critically acclaimed Monkey vs. Robot screened at over 25 festivals worldwide, was distributed theatrically, and ultimately broadcast on HBO, PBS, and Univision. His most recent short, Bubblecraft, premiered in 2006 and served as a laboratory for developing his own unique animation process and style. Geoff wrote software specifically for animating this film and later co-wrote an expanded version for his next project, MARS.
MARS is a feature length animated, sci-fi, romantic comedy which he completed in January 2010. Geoff was the writer, co-producer, director, and character animator on MARS-which proved by far the most complex artistic effort he has undertaken and easily the one he is most proud of. Luckily, Geoff works well with others.
In 2009 Geoff was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine. His teaching was also recognized in 2009 when he was awarded The University of Texas' Board of Regents' Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Films directed by Geoff include:
Bottomfeeder and Chum (2005)
Eight Movements (co-directed with Melanie West) (2005)
Trip To Roswell (music video) (2005)
Northside Blues (2005)
The Presidential Blues (2004)
Ten is My Favorite Number (2003)
Out of Bounds (2002)
Trip To Roswell (animated short) (2001)
Monkey vs. Robot (1999)
Under the Sheet (1999)
Scented Air (1998)
Lil' Brother (1997)
The Game (1997)
You can check out www.swervepictures.com for updates on his work, or the details of other projects he has produced, shot, or otherwise helped out on.