Gregory Marks, a Tacoma native, is a filmmaker who makes films that educate and inspire.
Mr. Marks fought and conquered a twenty year addiction and homelessness to become a TV and film actor on shows such as GRIMM and Leverage you can also catch him on many television commercials.
Marks followed his passion of being a filmmaker to create films that educate and inspire the community to solve social issues.
His first film Shift Paradigm was officially selected to premier at the Holly Shorts Film Festival in Hollywood 2014 at Mann’s Chinese Theater and also screened at the Tacoma Film Festival and Seattle Trans-media & Independent Film Festival. The film focuses on communication, forgiveness and how not to have misconceptions of everyday life. Shift Paradigm can be viewed on IndieFlix.com.
Marks founded an organization called Right Now Today that helps people create their inner value to release their potential success.
From 2014-2015 his organization has helped over 500 homeless adults and teens by providing hygienic products, resources, clothing, backpacks and food.
Right Now Today is taking on the growing problem of bullying in the NW and creating a film called “Joenah”release date Summer 2016. The teaser was shot in Fircrest Washington and can be viewed online. Mr. Marks speaks at Colleges, High schools, and Middle Schools where he strongly expresses “creating your inner value” as the key to succeeding and accomplishing goals as he has done.
The film “Joenah” will be shot at Fircrest Pool; Mr.Marks expresses how Pheadra Russel and Jeff Grover (Fircrest Pool recreation director) and the City of Fircrest helped to get the teaser completed with their hard work and dedication to the film and solving the issue of bullying.
Recently Marks had an anti-bullying forum where adults, parents, teens and kids discussed bullying and answered such questions as what is bullying? What causes a bully to bully? How can we work with schools when a bullying incident occurs? And many other questions.
Marks states “together we can solve issues by supporting our communities and each other right now today”.