An international award winning documentary filmmaker, communications and brand strategist, journalist and political activist, Marcus' work has appeared internationally in print, television, theatres and on the internet. His films “GULAG 113” and “Sinking The Gustloff” have been screened and broadcast in North America and Europe (in Canada they have been seen by nearly 3 million viewers). Marcus' latest documentary, “Outside the Shpere,” investigates the history of the Baltic communities in North America. Marcus' firm, Liefa Communications is responsible for the development and design of many internationally acclaimed websites.

Marcus founded and published his first North American newspaper (The Northern European circ. 50k) in 2000 and has since become expert on regional European and Russian issues with a focus on communications and media strategies as tools of foreign policy and defence on the state level as well as with NGO’s and other organizations. Marcus continues to write occasional commentary for national and international media including Canada's Globe and Mail. He is also the co-founder and publisher of UpNorth, an online magazine that features analysis and political and cultural news from the Nordic and Baltic region. He frequently comments on Russian, Eastern and Central European issues on North American radio and television and at foreign policy conferences.

In 2004 Marcus produced, directed and wrote an international award winning documentary (New York Festivals, CEMA, EstDocs) about Estonians in the Soviet labour camp system, GULAG 113, where he and his grandfather, Eduard, returned to the Russian far north, where Eduard and 30,000 other Estonians were forced to labour under inhumane conditions. The film was critically acclaimed in the European press and has broadcast or screened in over 10 countries. Senior Estonian film critic, Jaan Ruus, called GULAG 113, one of the most important Estonian documentary films of the decade.

In 2008 Marcus produced, wrote and directed his second documentary, Sinking The Gustloff. The film explores past and current political nuances of the 1945 sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff and the subsequent complicated historical narrative that has since emerged about the mass, unknown, human rights tragedy that befell German refugees in Eastern Prussia. Sinking the Gustloff has broadcast and screened in North America and Europe.

In 2010, Marcus' Liefa Communications, a graphic design and communications firm, developed and designed an extensive multimedia project, The Global Museum on Communism for the Washington D.C. based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Internationally acclaimed among academics and media critics, the project was selected by Communication Arts Magazine as one of the best websites of 2010. The firm also works with international NGO’s and political organizations on issues of human rights, social justice and freedom. A new multimedia project “The Gulag”  was launched in Spring 2013 and features an interactive 3D model of a Soviet Gulag camp.

Marcus volunteers his time with  international human rights organizations and national political organizations. In 2008 he spearheaded an effort to make August 23rd, the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a Canadian national day of remembrance for the European victims of Nazism and communism- Black Ribbon Day- by drafting a parliamentary resolution that was introduced and passed by Hon. Bob Rae.

In 2015, Marcus was awarded the Estonian Order of the White Star by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

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