Founding Partner / Head of Sales
Award Winning Writer/Producer/Director
Marc Clebanoff, a graduate of the USC School of Cinema/Television, began his career at 20th Century Fox Television before moving onto a feature development position at USA Films (now Focus Features) under the award winning director of Nurse Betty and Lakeview Terrace Neil Labute. In 1999 Clebanoff established his own company, Marathon Films, in which he developed several feature projects with Hollywood bad-boy actor Michael Madsen. In 2004 Clebanoff renamed his company Odyssey Motion Pictures to make his feature directorial debut with Unspoken - a dark drama starring Justin Allen and William Sadler, which earned Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film nominations at various festivals throughout 2006. Also in 2006, Clebanoff wrote, produced and co-directed the award-winning dark comedy feature The Pink Conspiracy, which was released theatrically in select cities in September of 2008 before being released worldwide on DVD.
Clebanoff spent two years (2006-2008) consulting for Quentin Tarantino’s indie motorcycle flick Hell Ride, which premiered at Sundance in 2008. In 2008 Clebanoff wrote and directed Break, a star-studded, 5 time award-winning crime-drama/action film, which was released theatrically in select cities in May & June of 2009 and was released worldwide on DVD in July of 2009. Break also featured one of the final and most memorable performances of acting icon David Carradine and was rehashed as an award-winning web series for Sony & Microsoft in 2011. In 2011 Clebanoff released the family comedy feature film Gerald, starring Louis Mandylor & Mickey Rooney, which garnered him his first Best Director award. Additionally Clebanoff produced Pound of Flesh, starring Malcolm McDowell, which had its Showtime cable premiere in October of 2011. Also in 2011, Clebanoff produced the TV presentation Elwood, created by Louis Mandylor and Executive Produced and starring Ron Perlman. In 2012 Clebanoff directed two more feature films: The Darkness Descending, an underground action drama starring Danny Trejo, and The Mourning, a supernatural thriller starring Louis Mandylor & Dominique Swain. In 2017 Clebanoff is producing the 1970's period drama Asbury Park, which he also co-wrote.
Clebanoff holds a 2nd degree black belt in traditional Korean martial arts and is an avid distance runner and accomplished marathoner. He is also the grandson of world-renowned musician and composer, Herman Clebanoff.
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Award Winning Actor/Producer/Director
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Louis Mandylor initially found success as an amateur soccer player and professional boxer. After his brother Costas found success in Hollywood, Louis moved to Los Angeles and before long won his first guest appearance in a 1991 episode of China Beach, as well as a small supporting role as an Aussie football player in Necessary Roughness. His first serious role was as the womanizer Aldo in the Fox sitcom Down the Shore, followed by a recurring role on Grace Under Fire. In the mid 90s Louis found success as a series regular on the short-lived CBS sit-com Can’t Hurry Love. Concurrently, Louis was playing supporting roles in studio films such as The Quest, and popular shows like Nash Bridges and Martial Law.
In 2002 Louis co-starred in the mega-hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding as Nick Portokalos and reprised his famous role in the TV spin-off. Currently Louis is producing, directing and starring in his own independent feature films, produced by his company Krakatau Films. Most recently Louis co-starred in
two films opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and also starred in and directed the
award winning independent feature Blindsided. Louis also produced and directed Elwood, a fantasy TV presentation starring Ron Perlman.