The Story of Us
As an eight-year-old boy, I would run too fast, fall over too quickly and misplace my affections for girls. There was rarely a still moment. There was, however, a single place where the world seemed to stop spinning... a place that for no explanation I was drawn to. I would stare up and before me stood a large white mansion that demanded mindfulness. Who lived there I wondered. What were their lives like? With every opportunity, I brought my friends to marvel in the stories I would regale about the people who lived there.
I was 31 and working for another wedding videography company based in Melbourne. At the 11th hour the bride was told that she must have Marcus shoot the wedding. So with only a moment’s notice my boss called me up and I swapped places with the videographer that was originally scheduled for this wedding. I had just finished capturing the Groom’s preparations then I made my way to the bride’s. I looked up to see that very same house that I spent years staring at. I remember thinking as I walked up to the door, “Wow, I finally get a chance to look inside.”
Inside that house was the woman I would marry; not the bride but her sister and the rest is history: three adorning children, sleepless nights and more love than could fill the ocean. After 7 days of meeting her I knew I was going to marry her. I needed to take control of my future, thus C2Films was born.
To further your fascination, there is more to my story than meets the eye. My wife & I are spanned by twelve years difference. Little did I know, as an eight-year-old-boy that I stood staring at this home and she hadn’t even been born yet - attracted by something larger and far more mysterious than I could ever hope to understand.
Founder of C2 Films
This is taken from the C2 training manual
Welcome to the journey.
My name is Marcus Theodor and I am the founder of C2 Films. I thought I would start off with a little introduction so you can get to know me a little better, for you know what I do, but I believe it’s far more important to understand and know WHY I do it.
I really don’t have any parents as such, well, not in the traditional sense. I’m sure they are out there, I’m just not sure where, and I guess I have reached a point in my life where I’m really not concerned where they are as the drive to have so many questions answered has subsided over the years.
I had a pretty troubled childhood; abused, battered and at times, left for dead. So to find myself surrounded by love on a weekly basis, by family, by spirituality and by joy is quite a strange thing indeed. If you were to ask me as a 12-year-old boy what I wanted to be when I grow up? It wouldn’t have been a wedding videographer, that’s for sure.
Fast forward a few years I found myself being asked to assist a videographer at a wedding. I knew nothing about weddings and well, that whole marriage and ‘til death do us part’ thing wasn’t my cup of tea as my experience of it all was a little tainted, to say the least. To my surprise I really enjoyed it and it was only a few short weeks later I was shooting my own weddings for the company. Fast forward a few more years and I started my own company (which now you know as C2 Films), however it did have a couple of different incarnations before I reached that point, but that’s for another time.
Weddings to me represent a promise people make to each other, not because they have to, but because they want to. To be around weddings, to be around families, I feel I am adopting a family each week. I walk into their lives, their homes and rooms and hear and see some of the most intimate moments two people could possibly share.
I want this to be the best day of their lives. I’m sure the future can and will bring other magnificent days, but today I want to be unforgettable! I want you to smile (genuinely) throughout the day, and for your mission to be becoming a great friend of theirs by the end of the evening.
The shooting is easy, really - we will teach you to be one of the best wedding videographers in the country. I want you to form friendships with couples and let their joy be your joy.
Today is their day; let no one get in the way of that
So there is my WHY. I want to bring joy, laughter and happiness to their day all the while creating something that they will cherish for years and years to come.
ON THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE, YOU WANT TO BE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND CARE ABOUT. AT C2, WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS.
We ensure that from the moment we arrive, we contribute to your experience, not take away from it. Days like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and graduations are precious. They don’t come around too often. We take a highly non-intrusive approach, allowing you and your loved ones to truly participate in and enjoy the day. We are compassionate – more than just filmmakers – we will be your confidants. We want you to enjoy the experience as much, if not more than the product itself. We will be there to fix your dress and make you smile. We will hold your hand when you are nervous and we will wipe away tears when a family member cries. At the start of the day we meet as strangers, at the end we say goodbye as friends.
OUR FILMS ARE ABOUT LOVE AND PRECIOUS HUMAN CONNECTIONS.
We choose to donate a percentage of every dollar that you spend - above your chosen package fee - to help spread these qualities throughout the world. See link to the current charity.