37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

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Marc Abraham

President, Strike Entertainment

Marc Abraham is an American film director, writer and producer. In 2016 Sony Classics released I Saw The Light, which Abraham wrote, directed and produced, and is based on the life of legendary singer-songwriter Hank Williams. Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, High Rise) starred alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Bradley Whitford. In 2009, Abraham directed Flash of Genius for Universal, starring Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, and Alan Alda. The film won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival, was the winner of the Best Actor Award at the Boston Film Festival, and an Official Selection at the Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, among many others. He is currently in pre-production for The Hunted, which he adapted from a novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.

Some of Abraham’s many producing and executive producing credits include Children of Men, Spy GameThe Family Man, The RundownDawn of the Dead, Air Force One, 13 Days, Bring It On, and The Hurricane.

Abraham is a member of the Writers Guild, the Producers Guild, and the Directors Guild, and he is on the board of the Violence Policy Center, “the most effective … anti-gun rabble rouser in Washington,” according to the NRA, and the board of the Virginia Film Festival.  He has been honored with the Spirit of Chrysalis Award, which recognized Abraham for his commitment to helping change lives through jobs and helping thousands of disadvantaged and homeless individuals and families in Los Angeles.