Marcel Rasquin


Coffeemaker, troublemaker, twinmaker. A Venezuelan filmmaker based in LA, Rasquin won a scholarship to study a postgraduate diploma and a Masters Degree in Film at The Victorian College of the Arts of the University of Melbourne, Australia. Rasquin is the writer and director of the feature HERMANO (2010), which won the Grand Prix (with Luc Besson presiding the jury), the Audience Award, and the Critics’ Award at the Moscow International Film Festival. HERMANO also won Best Film at the Huelva FilmFest in Spain, Best First Feature in Habana Film Festival in Cuba, and over 25 other international awards. HERMANO was the Venezuelan candidate for the Foreign Language Film Category at the 2011 Academy Awards and was released theatrically by Music Box Films in 2012. Variety included Rasquin on its “Top Ten Directors to Watch” list in 2011. Rasquin is also an accomplished theater director, with works ranging from classics, experimental, and even a Broadway Musical (NEXT TO NORMAL). He’s currently developing his second feature, DOGS IN ANTARCTICA, a television series, FLAT OUT, in addition to producing Diego Vicentini’s first feature, SIMÓN. Marcel is a 2020 Film Two Sundance Fellow.