Associate Professor of Film & Television
Geoff Marslett is an award winning American film director, writer, producer, animator and actor. He holds a BA in The Great Books program from St. John’s College and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas. His career started with the short film Monkey vs. Robot which screened at dozens of festivals worldwide before being distributed though “Spike and Mike’s Classic Festival of Animation”, Sundance television and PBS. He went on to direct two successful narrative feature films including MARS (premiered at SXSW and distributed by SONY and Netflix) and Loves Her Gun (called “the most soothing examination of fear you are ever likely see” by The New York Times).
He produced and appeared in the award winning experimental documentary Yakona. And co-directed a short documentary about the border wall in south Texas.
As an actor, he has performed in numerous films including Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, Alex Cox’ Tombstone Rashomon and Alexandre Phillipe’s 78/52. Earlier this year he guest starred on the nationally distributed cable show Murder Made Me Famous portraying Ted Kaczynski.
Based on his wide variety of independent productions, Filmmaker Magazine recognized him one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2009.
He taught in the top-rated Radio-Television-Film program at the University of Texas for 15 years where he received “The Board of Regents Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor Award”. For the last three years, he has taught narrative film production in the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
He grew up a cowboy with an interest in physics, and has a cat named FatFace. He loves making things. Currently, Geoff is shopping around a revenge western he co-authored with Canadian Screen Award winner Stevie Salas and finishing the animation on a short film starring Tom Skerritt.