Marco Grandia started of by shooting extreme sports like skateboarding and snowboarding.
In 1996 he started working as a cameraman for an extreme sports channel and somehow ended up directing more than 50 music videos before starting his career as advertisements director.
A short visual representation can be seen here.
IN 2007 he was asked to direct the worldwide Adidas soccer-campaign called “Dream Big”. Which featured David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho and about 20 other big players from Adidas. It put him in the league of directing big sports commercials.
He has directed four commercials for Turkish Airlines with their sponsored athletes. The most successful one: “Kobe vs Messi”, generated more than 100 million views in three weeks. Since then, Marco has worked various times with the FC Barcelona players, Cristiano Ronaldo and others. In 2018 he has shot projects for Sennheiser, Etisalat, Mengniu, Ziggo and shot with the Manchester City team, Lionel Messi and most recently with Shahrukh Khan for the 2019 Dubai Tourism campaign.
Marco also likes to direct and write short films. With his team ‘Take 23’ he made 3 short films in the 48 hour competition. The last one: “Unforgettable”, won best directing, best writing, best costumes and best film worldwide. In between jobs he is working on a script for a feature film.
Besides directing, Marco performed as an illusionist in a surreal theatre play he wrote called:
“The Amazing Lestica Story”.