Irene Marco is an Award-winning film and commercials director living in London, passionate about all things cinema and chilly popcorn consumption in the cinema.
Her first ever short film won a Mexican National Film Award awarded to Irene by the First Lady of Mexico. But such monumental success so early in her career did not go to Irene’s head, instead she decided to move to London and pursue one of the most competitive careers in the world - becoming a film, TV and commercials director.
Driven by a desire to create films that inform, engage and inspire, Irene has since directed many award-winning projects across both film and commercials.
Most recently she directed her documentary, “Laji’in: Birds Without Homeland”, about the reallocation of Syrian refugees in Lesvos, Greece. The film was also selected for the BAFTA-qualifying Festivals and has continued to screen across multiple venues and platforms around the globe, such as the acclaimed David Reviews monthly screenings to raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
In 2019 Irene was featured in Badass.Gal a project by the Young Creative Council to celebrate young female creatives and became part of the Cinesisters.
In 2018, Irene was commissioned by Bucharest International Dance Film Festival to direct a dramatic piece with Romania’s high-profile dancer and choreographer Laura Andrei. “Never Ending” it is currently used across online platforms and local communities to raise awareness for abortion laws and education.
In 2015, Irene’s ambitious, short film “Quetzal”, which was UK, Mexico and Romanian co-production and was shot in the Mexican jungle won her many awards and screenings around the world.
Irene is now developing her debut feature film “Como Dios Manda” with acclaimed screenwriter Jade Alexander (“Night Bus" Directed by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth, Killing Eve), based on her own experiences in her conservative Mexican upbringing.