cameramanmeBorn in Edison, NJ, Marc Kornblatt started out as an actor in New York City after college (Brandeis Univ.). He turned to playwriting, had plays produced Off-Off-Broadway and at theaters around the country, earned an MA in journalism (NYU), wrote for magazines and newspapers, published children’s books, married, moved to the Midwest, became a father and then returned to college in his mid 40’s to earn an education degree.

Teaching at an elementary school with a large underprivileged population, he began making music videos with students. That led to short narratives, documentaries and the founding of Refuge Films. He has since produced more than 250 short films, four feature-length documentaries — Street Pulse,  What I Did In Fifth Grade, In Search of America, Dostoevsky Behind Bars  — and the award-winning web series, Minuteman, Rock Regga and Blue & Red, Respectful Encounters of a Political Kind.

In 2019, he moved with his wife to Tel Aviv, where he writes, acts, makes films, and teaches ukulele to elementary school children. 

To visit the Refuge Films YouTube channel, click here.