About

MIchael Marrero is a Cuban American artist who was born and raised in Key West, Florida. After setting upon a formal education in arts he established himself as a driven professional with a sharp eye for both the micro and the macro. His photo and video assignments have taken him from tropical paradises to shantytowns in Central America. He has dealt with the volatile and the delicate always finding the compassion, humor and humanity of his subjects. He currently lives in Key West with is wife and two dogs and can usually be found at The Porch having a cold beer with friends. 

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN CLIENTS

Globe Pequot Press, Reuters, AP, The Florida Keys Tourist Development Council, Smithsonian Institute - Florida Keys Habitat Exhibit, Centurion Airlines, Tinsley Advertising, Charlie Mac’s, The Green Parrot, Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel, Island Dogs, The Half Shell Raw Bar, Waterfront Brewery, Rodriguez Cigars, Turtle Kraawls, Sunset Key Resort, Key West Hideaways, Blackdog Advertising, The Westin Resorts, Keys Caribbean Resorts, Passport Magazine, Paradise Magazine, The Village of Playa Pristina, Azur, Eden House, Cortex Companies, Fish Busters, Tourist Development Council of the Florida Keys, Trinidad Tourism Bureau, The Country of Panama Tourist Council, The Studios of Key West, Historic Tours of America, The City of Key West, Florida Keys Community College, Cool Key West, Wodu Media

SELECTED AWARDS

Kids at Sunset - Gold Addy Award for Photography - Addy Awards (2013)

Art Seen - Gold Addy Award - Addy Awards (2013)

Not Until 3:30 - Official Selection Key West International Film Festival (2013)  - Winner Best Short Film - 72 Hour Tropic Film Challenge (2013)

Rum Barrel Mobile Website - Photography Award - Addy Awards (2012)

Where Art Imitates Life – Tinsely Advertising / TDC Campaign - Gold Addy Awards (2012)

Breakfast with Tiffany – Tinsely Advertising / TDC Campaign - Silver Addy Awards (2012)

Charlie Mac’s Restaurant and Bar – Best Historical Restoration Achievement – (2012)

Happy Effin Holidays – Best Holiday Video – Addy Awards (2011)

Do As You're Told - One Night Stand - Best Playwright, Best Overall Play (2009)

FACC - Florida Association of Community Colleges - First Place Photography View Book - Best in Show (2009)

NCMPR - National Council of Marketing and Public Relations - Regional Silver Award for Commercial Media (2009)

Stoner Apocalypse - Miami 48hr Film Festival - Best Editing, Audience Award (2009)

Shrimp Tails - Miami 48hr Film Festival - Best Sound, Audience Award (2008)

Libations - One Night Stand - Best Playwright, Best Overall Play, Audience Award (2007)

Shrimp Tails - Miami 48hr Film Festival - Best Sound, Audience Award (2008)

EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS and PUBLICATIONS

Florida Keys and Key West Chef Table - Photographer - Globe Pequot Press (2014)

By Popular Demand - World Premier - Eaton Street Theater, Key West (2014)

Not Until 3:30 - Official Selection Key West International Film Festival (2013)

Quit Your Job and Move To... The Series - original pilot Travel Channel (2013)

Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation - World Premier - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, (2013)

Take Stock Stories – solo photo exhibit – The Studios of Key West (2013), Gato Government Center (2013)

Art Space Season 2 – shows included Emerging Talent, Conch Show 2.0, My Private Eye – The Piero Aversa Collection (2013)

Happy Effin’ Holidays 2 – solo photo exhibit - Art Space Gallery, Key West (2012)

Dead Mime in the Truck - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2012)

Lavatory - World Premier - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2012)

Frank Hates China - Studios of Key West, One Night Stand (2012)

Art Space Season 1 – shows included The Graffiti Show, The Erotic Show, Conch Show, everything is Yellow, ColloboFlip – (2012)

Happy Effin’ Holidays 1 - solo photo exhibit - The Studios of Key West, Photo Exhibit (2011)

I’ve - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2011)

Regina Flector Wins the Science Fair - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2011)

The ReMarcables – solo photo exhibit - The Studios of Key West, Key West – Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, Photo Exhibit (2010)

359am - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2010)

Do As You're Told - Studios of Key West, One Night Stand (2009)

Paul and Eddie - Red Barn Theatre, Key West, Short Attention Span Theatre (2009)

Stoner Apocalypse - Miami, 48hr Film Project (2009)

LUCID - Tropic Cinema, Key West, Theatrical Run (2008)

Shrimp Tails - Drexel Theater, Miami, 48 Hour Film Project (2008) 

Stock Island Picture Show - Tropic Cinema, Key West, the Return of the Key West Picture Show (2008)

Red Light District - Fleming Street Gallery, Key West, Photo Exhibit (2007)

Bug :30 - Colony Theater, Miami Beach, 48 Hour Film Project (2007)

Libations - Studios of Key West, One Night Stand (2007), Red Barn Theatre - An Evening of Shorts - World Premier (2007)

Hurricane Wilma - Today in South Florida, Miami (2006), Tropic Cinema, Key West (2006)

Square Grouper - Cinema Shores, Key West (2000), San Carlos Institute, Key West (2002)

Southernmost Point - Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale (1998), Regal Cinemas, Key West (1998), Cinema Shores (1998)

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

Not Until 3:30 - 2013 (Short Film) Co-Director, Co-Writer, Cinematographer

Quit Your Job and Move to ... The Series (Television Series) Creator

359am – 2011 (Short Film) Director, Director of Photography

Stoner Apocalypse - 2009 (Short Film) Director

Shrimp Tails - 2008 (Short Film) Director, Writer, Editor

Stock Island Picture Show - 2008 (Short Documentary) Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor

LUCID - 2008 (Feature Narrative) Director, Writer, Cinematographer

Bocas Del Toro – the Path to Sustainability - 2007 (Short Documentary) Director Photography

Bug :30 - 2007 (Short Film) Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Editor

Hurricane Wilma - the Untold Story - 2005 (Short Documentary) Director, Producer, Editor

Square Grouper - 2000 (Feature Narrative) Director, Writer, Editor

Southernmost Point - 1998 (Feature Narrative) Director, Writer, Editor

SELECTED THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

By Popular Demand - 2013 Writer, Director

Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation – 2013 Writer, Director, Producer

Frank Hates China - 2012 Writer

Dead Mime In The Trunk - 2012 Director

Lavatory - 2012 Director

Short Attention Span Theater – 2011, 2012 Producer, Director

Regina Flector Wins The Science Fair - 2011 Director

I've - 2011 Director

3:59am - 2010 Director

Do As You're Told - 2009 Writer

Paul and Eddie - 2009 Director

Libations - 2007 Writer

INTERIOR DESIGN

Charlie Mac’s – complete branding and design (2012) Turtle Kraawls – (2013)

Half Shell Raw Bar – bathrooms and game room (2013)

The Rum Barrel - (2012)