Constance Marks is the director and co-producer of 2011 feature documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey. Her husband, a cinematographer named James Miller, met Kevin Clash when working on Sesame Street; Clash filmed a special VHS for the couple's daughter, which began a fascination with Clash for Marks.

Her first feature, 1997 film Green Chimneys, was about the recovery of three neglected and abused boys. It received Special Mention at the 1998 Bermuda International Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 1998 Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize at the 1997 Denver International Film Festival, Silver Spire at the 1997 San Francisco International Film Festival, and Taos Land Grant Award at the 1997 Taos Talking Picture Festival.

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Marks with Elmo and Kevin Clash at Sundance.

Constance Marks is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker and the founder and president of Constance Marks Productions, Inc. Marks began her filmmaking career more than 27 years ago as an assistant editor for documentary pioneers David and Albert Maysles. Her productions include Return to Appalachia, which aired on PBS; The Money Juggler, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art; Let’s Fall in Love: A Singles’ Weekend at the Concord Hotel, and Green Chimneys, which premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO.

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