Invisible Collective Adds Director Marvin Lemus to Roster Adland®

Invisible Collective provides multihyphenate Marvin Lemus to its rising roster. The award-winning director, co-creator, co-showrunner, and govt producer of Netflix’s Peabody Award-nominated hit sequence Gentified, Lemus brings a well-honed comedic voice and huge short-form expertise to Invisible Collective, the place founders Mel Jones, Justin Polk, and Stephen Love and Managing Director Tracie Norfleet have been writing a reputation for themselves – in everlasting ink.

Since 2019, Invisible Collective has been relentlessly championing underrepresented, numerous, and ignored expertise, whereas creating dynamic work that precisely represents and displays the American and world inhabitants. The manifesto is a draw for fellow-minded, future-looking creators comparable to Marvin Lemus, who made the next assertion concerning the artistic studio’s mission.

“It was a no brainer to me to companion with Invisible as a result of they don’t seem to be ready on the bench to be referred to as to maneuver the needle. Invisible is aware of who they’re and what their existence means on this house.”

“As a filmmaker, I have been capable of construct a profession by unapologetically telling tales that replicate who I’m and the place I come from, and they’re betting on filmmakers who replicate the world we stay in. That is a simple mission to get behind, however virtually extra importantly I needed to companion with filmmakers that know easy methods to elevate and push boundaries artistically whereas balancing the intersection of identities we carry to the desk with out placing us in neat little containers.”

Marvin Lemus has by no means match right into a neat little field. A Mexican and Guatemalan-American born in Bakersfield, California, Lemus’ work in digital comedy ranges from the wildly profitable digital marketing campaign for the function movie Pricey White Folks, which obtained over 8 million views to viral movies for manufacturers comparable to Vogue, Time, Anheuser-Busch, MLB, and Nissan.

Through the years, Lemus has confirmed his auspicious knack for taking the seed of an concept and making it develop to new heights. After premiering his half-hour digital present Gentified on the 2017 Sundance Movie Pageant, the sequence was tailored and produced by MACRO Studios and America Ferrera then picked up by Netflix for 2 seasons. Moreover, Hollywood Reporter listed “The Grapevine,” written by Lemus, as certainly one of TV Critics Prime 10 Episodes of 2020.

Lemus’ reel is brimming with near 200 productions which he has written, produced, directed, edited, and/or acted in, having bought his begin whereas finding out on the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. There Lemus met the opposite founding members of the award-winning sketch group, THE KIDS TABLE (TKT.) Over the course of three years, TKT’s social content material and topical satires gained virility, and Lemus’ success with low-budget movies shortly led to crafting digital content material starring actors together with Tessa Thompson, Olivia Munn, and Lil’ Rel Howery.

Acknowledged by friends, mentors, and pillars of the leisure trade alike, Lemus is an alum of the Sony Numerous Director’s Program, Disney/ABC Administrators Fellowship, and Movie Unbiased’s Undertaking: Contain. In 2021, Lemus earned a spot on Selection’s Comedy Impression Report alongside humor heavyweights like Dave Chappelle, Sacha Baron Cohen and Bo Burnham.

Lemus’ first manufacturing with the Invisible crew was a Telly Award-winning 60-second spot created for the Washington Division of Well being. The comedic advert geared towards the LatinX market inspired people to belief their inside voice of motive and get vaccinated. 

At all times eager to experiment, Lemus is fascinated with exploring moodier, dramedy-leaning narratives sooner or later. As he continues to play on the intersection of artwork and commerce with the assist of Invisible, whereas concurrently growing his first function movie, above all Lemus is steadfast on creating work that’s actual and genuine.

“I am excited to create content material focused to the Latine market that does not rely solely on that includes any pinatas, low-riders, or salsa music. And Invisible Collective understands why with out having to ask. That is fairly freaking dope.”

 Marvin Lemus is represented by UTA for movie and TV.  


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