Marx Pyle is an author, scriptwriter, podcaster, web series creator, director, producer, and fight choreographer.
After attaining college degrees in Psychology and Computer Information Systems, Marx decided to pursue a dream he had since childhood – filmmaking. Leaving his home in Evansville, Indiana, Marx went to Vancouver Film School in Vancouver, British Columbia to study film production.
In Vancouver he worked on a wide range of projects, including short films, independent feature length films, documentaries, reality television and commercials. His roles in such projects have varied just as much: Producer, Writer, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Boom Operator/Sound Mixer and of course the infamous Production Assistant.
He also studied another hobby of his outside of school – fight choreography, which naturally arose out of his interest and background in martial arts. Marx’s training in martial arts ranges greatly in different styles: Jun Fan, Filipino Martial Arts, Hapkido, Kung Fu, Pacific Archipelago Combatives, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Silat, Judo and more.
Missing home he returned to the Tri-State, where he has worked as a freelancer in various film projects (Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh, Bloomington, Remaindered, A Mind Beside Itself, etc) and television projects for various channels (CMT, MTV, Lifetime, Food Network, Travel Channel, etc). He found like minded creative minds to team-up with on Silence of the Belle. An award winning short film written, directed, and produced by Marx.
Soon after premiering that film Marx wrote, directed, and produced the scifi web series Reality On Demand. He has been busy working on other web series productions: co-producer/co-director for The Book of Dallas (which premiered to over 1 million views), Director of Photography for the Hugo nominated web series Star Trek Phase II, and Fight Choreographer for the popular sci-fi web series Aidan 5.
Marx is a former board member of the International Academy of Web Television and was a juror/judge for the 2014 & 2015 IAWTV Awards shows. He has also judged for The Geekie Awards and Miami Web Fest. Marx was the film director for the KWC FilmFest 2019 & 2020 film festival at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
He has written on various entertainment news websites: SciFi Pulse, Comics Bulletin, Rabid Doll, and Airlock Alpha (formerly called Syfy Portal before selling the rights to the name to the SciFi Channel/SyFy Channel). He previously wrote a column on ScifiPulse called “The IndieNet and Beyond,” which covered web series and other entertainment on the Internet. He also produces and co-hosts the popular podcast GenreTainment. He also co-hosts the SFP-Now TV Reviews podcast and co-hosts the YouTube show DC Action Hour.
His non-fiction book, Television on the Wild Wild Web: And How to Blaze Your Own Trail, combines lessons learned after over 90 interviews with web series creators, his personal experience in web series, and years worth of research. He is currently working on his next book and always working hard to keep up with the newest trends in web television.
With his publishing company, Cabbit Crossing Publishing, he has co-edited/co-written the anthologies Dragons of a Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragón Tales and Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants.
Marx is also an adjunct professor teaching film production and script analysis. He has an Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. His thesis was an urban fantasy thriller series.
In his spare time, he likes to practice the multitude of styles of martial arts he knows, in order to balance out the geek factor for knowing way to much about scifi/fantasy TV shows, movies, comic books, and pen & paper RPG’s… or maybe he is just training to be a Jedi… He loves spending his free-time time with family and friends.
Met you at Miami and bought your book, never actually realized you did much more stuff! You are awesome, keep on creating!! 😉