Webb, Marc: Director (500 Days of Summer)

500 DAYS OF SUMMER is Marc Webb’s first feature. Before that, Webb has directed short films, videos, commercials, drinking games. He has won several MTV VMAs including 2006 Best Rock Video for AFI’s “Miss Murder” and Best Group Video for The All-American Rejects’ “Move Along.” The Music Video Production Association honored him in 2006 as the Director of the Year for his work with Weezer, AAR and My Chemical Romance.

 

His short film SEASCAPE premiered at the Aspen Comedy Festival, which is funny, because he didn’t think it was funny. So, to ensure he wouldn’t make another comedy, he went to Baghdad to direct a documentary on the first day of school in post-war Iraq. But people laughed at him there too.  Webb studied at Colorado College, NYU for a semester and Art Center for a few months.