Markus Innocenti is a Scottish-American filmmaker and author. He began his film career as a production designer in London before becoming one of the most respected music video directors of the 1980s.
His music videos include work for Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr and Jimmy Page. His videos for Eurythmics includes their UK #1 “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart”). Two concert films for Rolling Stones Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts – “Willie and the Poor Boys”  and “Celebration Jazz”  – further confirmed his talents and brought him to the US for the first time to direct a multi-camera shoot for Big Country at The Pier, NYC. The resulting film, “The Seer”  was critically acclaimed and led to his signing by the William Morris Agency in 1987.
His debut feature film “Murder Story”, which he co-wrote, was an Anglo-Dutch thriller shot in the Netherlands. The cast included Sir Christopher Lee, Bruce Boa and Alexis Denisof. Produced by Tom Reeve, the film was shot by Marc Felperlaan and edited by Rodney Holland.
An award-winning music documentary, “Earthquaker” , followed, exploring the British ‘techno-rave’ scene and bringing him serious attention in the US.
Markus relocated to Los Angeles in the 1990s, developing “Underground Nation” at Maverick, the entertainment company set up by Warners for Madonna and Freddy DeMann in 1992. “Underground Nation” went into turnaround, but he continued to write, produce and direct – selling options on several screenplays including “Skorpia” and “Desperate Hearts” and directing the erotic thriller “Sweetheart Murders” .
A pioneer in digital post-production, he co-founded audio boutique The Mission in 2001, and is a post-production specialist. In 2005 he joined the team on network reality show “Extreme Makeover:Home Edition” where he designed sound elements and supervised final delivery.
As a producer he has been involved in several US Independent feature productions including “Night Creep” , “The Divided”  starring Jeremy London and Jesse Pomeroy’s award-winning drama “worldfullofnothing” .
More recently, Markus directed ‘caveman comedy’ “The Missing Link”  and children’s film, “McGruder and the Loch Ness Bone”  which was screened at the Fringe By The Sea Festival in Scotland. “Armynel” , a horror-thriller he co-wrote for Windtalker Productions is on DVD release and Markus has been attached to direct the company’s next feature production, “Evelyn Rising”.
Currently, Hurbinek Productions has noir-thriller “Alex In The Afternoons” in active development. Markus will direct from his own script.
Markus is also to co-produce and direct “Black and Blue, a hard-hitting social drama set in Glasgow, written by Scottish screenwriter John Rooney.
After two decades away, Markus has re-entered the music video business. In February 2012, he launched Red Dog Logic — a production and post-production boutique utilizing mature and emerging digital technologies.
After a lifetime of writing screenplays, music video treatments, reviews and journalism for various publications in the UK and US, Markus has followed his passion and written “Friday Night Fish Fry”, the first in a series of contemporary ‘noir’ novels set in Los Angeles. His non-fiction work “The Filmmaker’s Art” is to be published in segments. The first, “Decoding The Script” is due later this year.