Wayne State University

Marc-Anthony Ruiz

Marc-Anthony

Biography

Marc Ruiz teaches a number of courses in the Media Arts and Studies major - most notably the capstone course designed to introduce students to organized set structures. Marc has been Director/DP on a number of national television spots for companies such as Quicken Loans and Fathead. Most recently he was a DP on a music video featuring Kendrick Lamar and a Producer on a music video featuring Nicki Minaj.

Awards & Honors

California Film Awards 2011 – Gold Award for Commercial – Quicken Loans: ‘Thanks A Million’
California Film Awards 2011 – Gold Award for Music Video – Atavan: “We Own This City”
California International Shorts Festival 2011 – Best Commercial – Quicken Loans: ‘Magic Android’
California International Shorts Festival 2011 – Official Selection – Quicken Loans: ‘Amazing Clients R.J.’
The D Show 2011 – Short Listed – Fathead Commercial: “Ali”
Mitten Movie Project Nov 2011 – Invited to Screen – The Hounds Below: “All These Things”
SoCal Independent Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection – Carolina Liar: “Beautiful World”
SoCal Independent Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection – One Man’s Opinion: “Save The Last Chord”
Mississippi International Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection – Ashes of Soma: “Bad Days”
New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection – Atavan: “We Own This City”
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 2011 – Official Selection – Ashes of Soma: “Bad Days”

Degrees and Certifications

University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

Master of Fine Arts, Motion Pictures Production, December 2007

Grand Valley State University Allendale, MI

Master of Science, Communication, August 2005
Bachelor of Science, Film/Video, August 2004

Calvin College Grand Rapids, MI

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, December 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, December 2003
Minor: Sociology