Israel Marquez is a self taught film maker who is heavily influenced by his heroes Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and
Alejandro Gonzalez. Israel also Writes, Shoots and edits all his own films and continues to find new innovated ways to tell
his stories. Israel started in the entertainment industry at the young age of 8 years old. His first experience was as a professional
break dancer in the early 80's. After winning countless awards and contests he earned his way to performing on Johnny Carson's
The Tonight Show. He then became high demand and started touring with the biggest acts in Hip Hop during the Fresh Fest tour.
Israel danced for artists including Run DMC, L.L Cool J, The Sugar Hill Gang, Grandmaster Flash, UTFO, Curtis Blow and
many others marking him as one of the true pioneers of hip hop break dancing. Israel then started to look at other options
in music and began to teach himself guitar. While learning guitar he began to learn BMX stunts and tricks and soon started
winning contest and putting on BMX trick riding shows at local water parks and festivals.
Israel went on to become an amateur and professional boxer throughout his teens and early 20's. In early 2000 Israel decided
to try acting and started working as an extra on the hit T.V show Walker Texas Ranger. It wasn't till then when one of the
camera operators took the time to explain what a DP does and how the camera works. That day would change Israel's life forever.
Israel went home right away and began to research film making. For the next 6 years Israel became a student of film.
It wasn't till 2010 when he shot his first short film Haley's Angel and began to win many awards. Since then Israel has
shot 6 films and has won over 56 awards and continues to pursue his film making goals.