Since graduating from Bethany in 2011, Marcus Taplin has booked a lot of freelance work with clients like the Food Network, Travel Channel, Best Buy, Pepsi, and more. But that’s not all he’s been up to. We caught up with Marcus after he was the DP (director of photography) for The Light at the Laundromat, a short film written and directed by Maribeth Romslo. This film won the Made in Minnesota category of the 2015 Speechless Film Festival, and both Marcus and Maribeth joined us on campus for a filmmaker panel to discuss production of the film.

At this time, Marcus was already working with Maribeth and Hello Sunshine Films on the production of the feature film Dragonfly. This is his first DP credit on a feature film. Check out the trailer.

Told with heart, humor, and a little bit of magic, Dragonfly is a story of homecoming and healing for a Minnesota family divided by divorce and illness. Dragonfly was produced and shot in the Twin Cities and features Minnesota’s brightest talents and local rising stars, both in front of and behind the camera. The feature will be screened in Minneapolis on November 12.