Marko Albrecht – SISU
Marko Albrecht began shooting videos in Chicago in 1993 at age 13 with his mother’s shoulder mount VHS camera. His love of video and film, along with a soccer and a media scholarship, brought him to LIU Brooklyn where he graduated a D1 Academic All American in 2003. Albrecht has worked the cable and film ranks, from multiple internships while still in college, to an Associate Producer at TRIO, to Andy Cohen’s assistant at Bravo, to being a Location Assistant on Spiderman 3. In 2007 Albrecht founded Essential Creative an award-winning video and social media marketing company that produces and consults for clients including the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, Victor Cruz, Havas, IBM, Muscle Maker Grill, American Cancer Society and Finland’s national broadcasting company YLE. In 2008 he created ESNTL TV a YouTube channel focused on nightlife, travel and EDM that shot with Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, DeadMau5 and the late DJ AM. From 2011 -2015, Albrecht produced then on profit documentary, “ SISU: Family , Love and Perseverance from Finland to America , a moving and powerful 4 year profile of his Finnish-American family as they use the ancient mindset of SISU to overcome tragedy. He also produced the short film SHOWTIME a satire about the fashion industry. The Albrecht’s support the Finland Center Foundation, NYC Arts Cypher, America Scores and Reel Works Teen Filmmaking. Albrecht is a member of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council and the Television Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and a proud father, husband and dual citizen of the USA and Finland.