Thomas Szacka-Marier

Thomas Szacka-Marier
Graduation Semester MDP
Cinematography Adviser (2020-21)

Thomas Szacka-Marier is a Canadian filmmaker and cinematographer working mostly in documentary projects.

Recently he participated as cinematographer in the documentary series “T(w)o Work” (2021) and “Borderline Collection” (2019-21), both for RTBF/VRT and produced by Off World.

In 2018 he was the director of photography in “We Will Remember Them“, a feature-length documentary directed by Annabel Verbeke (Off World Productions, VRT-Canvas), which was the closing film at the International Film Festival Visions du Réel 2019.

His credits as cinematographer include “Putti - A Long Way to Jerusalem“ (2016), feature-length documentary by Tamás Wormser (Artesian Films) filmed in Uganda, and “An American: Portrait of Raymond Luc Levasseur “ (2013-14), feature-length documentary by Pierre Marier (Films du tricycle).

Thomas contributed as cameraman in “Festin Boréal “ (2020), a fiction feature film by Robert Morin (Productions Kinesis), and in “The Revolution Won’t be Televised“ (2012), feature-length documentary by Rama Thiaw (Boul Fallé Images, Senegal) the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.

He was also involved as cinematographer in episodes of “Résiste“ (2020), a documentary series broadcasted on TV5 Canada (Trio Orange Productions). His cinematography work in TV productions for Canal Évasion include episodes of the TV magazines “99 Envies d’évasion“ (2017-19, Productions Déferlantes / Serdy Productions) and “À nous 2 Canada“ (2019, Trinôme et Filles Productions).

Thomas’ filmography as director includes “Protect and Resist: Stories of Laws Saving Lives” (2018), web-documentary 4x10 min for Friends of the Earth Europe; “FONKi World” (2016), web-documentary 7x10 min for ON EST 10; “Follow the Tide” (2013), short documentary produced by Les Films du Tricycle and broadcasted on TV5 Monde in 2015, presented in Vues D’Afrique Film Festival and in “Pêcheurs du Monde” International Film Festival (2014, Lorient, France) winning the Best Short Film and the Young Jury Awards.

In 2016 Thomas graduated from DocNomads Master (edition 3), and since then he has been participating as cinematographer in various film projects of fellow alumni.


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