Geoff Marslett is a native Texan who took a circuitous path to filmmaking, studying mathematics, philosophy, art, science, and languages at St. John’s College (1996) before returning to Texas to pursue an MFA in filmmaking at UT (2001). In addition to making films, Geoff teaches in the RTF Department at The University of Texas at Austin.
He is probably best known for directing the two feature film, “MARS” (2010) and “Loves Her Gun” (2013), but he is also a producer on the award winning documentary “Yakona” (2014), director of a dozen short films including the classic “Monkey vs. Robot” (2000), and an actor in Josephine Decker’s festival hit “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” (2014).
His professional career began with the critically acclaimed short film “Monkey vs. Robot” which screened at over 25 festivals worldwide, was distributed theatrically and broadcast on HBO, PBS, and Univision. In 2010 he completed his first feature film, “MARS”, an animated, sci-fi, romantic comedy starring Mark Duplass and Kinky Friedman. “MARS” premiered at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival and went on to show around the world at many film festivals including BFI London, Sitges, Sidewalk Film Festival, Maryland, Heartland and Lund Fantastic Fest. Along the way it won awards at the Dallas Video Fest, Just For Laughs Chicago, Indie Memphis, and The San Francisco Independent Film Festival.