Brendon Marotta is a filmmaker, author, and public speaker. His last film, American Circumcision, won multiple awards and played on Netflix.
Brendon Marotta first became interested in filmmaking at age fourteen, after watching a film critic break down the original Star Wars trilogy shot by shot. In high school, he began working as a P.A. on low-budget horror films and directed and edited over thirty short video projects. Brendon graduated from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2010 with a B.F.A. in film editing & sound, where he worked in every major role on a film set.
In 2013, he completed a year-long Meisner Acting program at the Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory. In 2014, a feature he edited was selected to premiere at the Austin Film Festival and won the Narrative Feature Audience Award there. In 2017, he completed American Circumcision, his first feature-length documentary as director, which won multiple awards at film festivals, toured across the country, and played on Netflix. The film is currently available on Vimeo, Amazon, and iTunes.
Brendon has spoken across the world at multiple conferences including the International Congress for Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, International Conference on Men’s Issues, and International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Right’s. In 2020, he published his first non-fiction book, The Intactivist Guidebook, which offers strategies for social change, and is set to publish his first novel by the end of the year.
In addition to his artist accomplishments, Brendon has an interest in healing and change work. He has studied hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). In 2019, he became a certified practitioner of the Completion Process, a method for resolving emotional trauma.
Brendon currently lives in Austin, TX.