About Still Woodgrain

Still Woodgrain was founded by Marcus Rodert Manchester in 2014 and has been active on and off on the side of his studies. As of 2017 it is now a fully fledged freelance production company supplying commercial needs for motion & photography, as well as graphic design and illustration needs.


In addition Still Woodgrain is aiming to produce documentary and fiction-narrative projects (ranging from full production services to direction and cinematography),



Still Woodgrain is operated out of Berlin but works with clients from around the globe.


Diarmaid Odhran McGrath

Director / Writer / Editor / Production Manager

Diarmaid is a filmmaker from Ireland. He currently resides in Berlin. Along with many years of experience from the theatre scene in San Fransisco, Diarmaid has worked with film production as well as commercial jobs for the past five years.

Diarmaid holds a Bachelor's degree in Dramatics and Theatre Arts from Trinity College in Dublin, as well as a Master's degree in Directing from Met Film School Berlin.


Marcus Rodert

Director / Cinematographer / Graphic Designer

Marcus is a filmmaker from Sweden. He also resides in Berlin for the time being. Having worked both in finance in London and for major film studios in Los Angeles, he early on found out that the creative route (filmmaking) is the one best suited for himself. 

Marcus holds a Bachelor's degree in Management from University of Manchester, as well as a Master's degree in Directing from Met Film School Berlin.




Sam Dennis

Director / Cinematographer / Writer

Sam is a filmmaker from the UK. After graduating from university, he decided that the creative path was the one that most appealed to him. He’s just finished his second major project, a short drama set in Wales, his homeland. With a keen interest in people, he’ll find stories wherever he can.

Sam has a degree in languages and literature from Oxford University and an MA in Directing.


João Caetano

Director / Writer / Editor

João is a filmmaker from Portugal, currently living in Berlin. Having been a committed cinephile and film student for five years now, he has gathered experience working in documentary, fiction, and commercial productions.

João holds a Bachelor's degree in Video and Documentary Cinema from Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Abrantes, as well as a Master's degree in Directing from Met Film School Berlin.



Alexander Rodert

Producer / Editor

Alexander is a producer and video editor currently based in New York. After finishing university in Manchester and working for a while in London, he decided to see what was possible in New York and has been there since early 2018. Alex is responsible for sourcing most of our North American projects as well editing our key projects.