Marcello Anciano
Background information
Born UK
Occupation Film director, video director
Associated acts Arcadia
Andy Taylor

Marcello Anciano (BA, MA) is a British film and music video director, who has directed videos for many musical acts including Arcadia and Andy Taylor.

Biography Edit

During the formation of the music videos during the early 1980s Marcelo was writing for 3 out of the 5 directors in the fledgling music video world. He later directed over 100 music videos and commercials and for over ten years working with such diverse talents as Peter Gabriel, Little Richard, Gloria Estefan, Arnold Shwarzenegger and Danny DeVito amongst many others. He formed a film production company that specialised in commercials and music videos with a stable of over 8 film directors with offices in LA and London.

In 1992 Marcelo wrote Hyde, a script that was based upon Stevenson’s classic story. He also formed Wandering Star Media with Paul and Michael Berrow (former managers of Duran Duran), and bought the rights for Modesty Blaise, a highly prized newspaper script character. Within a week Modesty Blaise was at home with Miramax film company. In 2004 Marcello produced the film My Name Is Modesty Blaise with Paul and Michael Berrow, a film directed by Scott Spiegel and starring Alexandra Staden.

A selection of music video credits Edit

  • "I Don't Remember" - Peter Gabriel (1980)
  • "Recognition" - The Europeans (1983)
  • "Sevilla" - Miquel Bose (1984)
  • "When The Lights Go Out" - Naked Eyes (1984)
  • "Don't Believe Anymore" - Icehouse (1984)
  • "The Flame" - Annabella (1984)
  • "The Promise" - Arcadia (1986)
  • "Goodbye Is Forever" - Arcadia (1986)
  • "Take My Breath Away" - Berlin (1986)
  • "Take It Easy" - Andy Taylor (1986)
  • "Criticize" - Alexander O'Neal (1987)
  • "Can't Stay Away From You" - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine (1987)
  • "When The Love Is Good" - Big Trouble (1988)
  • "True Love" - Pat Benatar (1991)

Film Production Edit

  • My Name Is Modesty -  A direct to video DVD showing the origins of Modesty Blaise. Directed by Scott Spiegel Written by Lee Batchler and Janet Lee Batchler. Exec Prod Quentin Tarantino.
  • Semana Santa -  A best selling thriller novel by David Hewson. Currently a co-production with Schlemmer Films. Optioned and development started in 1996 shot in 2002 with Mira Sorvino and Olivier Martinez.