Writer/Director/Producer Leone Marucci identified his life’s passion at an early age. He created his first movie at twelve and has been entrenched in visual storytelling ever since.
Leone launched a career in Hollywood by assisting in special fx, costume and art departments on the films The Truman Show, Blade, and Anaconda respectively.
After founding Steelyard Pictures, Leone independently wrote, produced and directed Meddle and Steal, a stylish short film that received the unique honor of both Best Action Film and Best Screenplay by the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival. Subsequently, Leone faced many commercial opportunities and spent the next several years guiding Steelyard into successful relationships with Disney, MTV, NFL, Taco Bell, Guess, highlighted by completing a national spot for the renowned fashion company.
Remaining true to his storytelling passion, Leone teamed with Q'orianka Kilcher and iQ Films for his debut feature The Power of Few. The time bending action drama attracted a renowned ensemble cast led by Academy Award Winner Christopher Walken, Christian Slater, Anthony Anderson, Moon Bloodgood, Jesse Bradford, Nicky Whelan and Navid Neghaban. Leone & Q'orianka designed and implemented a cutting edge interactive campaign inviting the global audience to help create the film. Online voters determined key costume, location and character decisions while Online Casting & Editing competitions discovered screen talent worldwide. The film won Best Picture at the ARPA International FIlm Festival and was released theatrically in the US and around the world.
Under his guidance Steelyard Pictures has been recognized by the global print and online press for its innovative and creative approach to filmmaking including features in Business Week, Variety, The Associated Press, Australia’s Film Ink, Getty, The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Leadership in Hollywood’ edition.
Leone is passionate about cinema and entertainment, citing Stanley Kubrick, Pink Floyd, Martin Scorsese, M.C. Escher, George Carlin, Terry Gilliam, Gary Larson and Ed Sabol as his major influences.
Leone is represented by Stuart Manashil at William Morris Endeavor. He continues to write, direct and produce stories and media experiences designed to intrigue, captivate and entertain.
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