I’ve taught acting, story-telling and theatre and film making for 20 years, in places like Liberties College Dublin, The Gaiety School of Acting, The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios, and The Studio School, Los Angeles.

My students come from all over the world. Here’s what they say.


“Marc-Ivan is the best teacher I’ve had in my film studies over the years. I have learned a lot about the storytelling and film language. His filmmaking classes at NYFA were demanding, but always very informative and a lot of fun. He guided us superbly through the process of writing, directing, post production, all the way to complete our short movies and the feedback throughout the process was always honest and to the point.”

Andrej Pisoncik – USA

“Marc-Ivan’s passion for story-telling & acting is reflected in each one of his lessons. He always makes us laugh with his very straight forward feedback (which has been very helpful at all times, especially regarding bringing freshness and truthfulness to our scenes). I am grateful for everything I learned from him.”

Federica S. Samperi – Argentina

“Marc-Ivan helped me a lot in my final year of training at DkIT. He taught me to trust in my instincts, and that acting can be used as an art form, as well as, storytelling.”

Niamh Begley Luke – Ireland

“I’m incredibly grateful to have been taught by Marc-Ivan. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, with a refreshing sense of humour that made his classes really enjoyable. He provided valuable feedback on storytelling and video editing that pushed me miles ahead of where I’d started. So, I should probably thank him at some point.”

Céline Tshika – South Africa

“Marc-Ivan is one of the best film/acting instructors I have had. Not only is he a knowledgeable individual, but also makes lessons fun and informative. He knows just how to coach an actor as well push him or her to reach their best potential.”

Wesley Fuller – USA

“His class was the funniest one I’ve ever taken. I never went to his classes without laughing out loud, and I learned a lot. He pointed out my problems directly, which was exactly what I wanted my teachers to do. Best teacher ever, great sense of humor, super patient, and so hot.”

Alex Huang – Taiwan

“Marc-Ivan, I’m so honored to have met and worked with him. He makes acting fun and creates a safe environment to work in. He works with you patiently and pushes you to where you need to be. Actors/actresses should all have the opportunity to work with Marc-Ivan O’Gorman!”

Elisabeth Johansson – Sweden

” He was my Acting for Film professor in New York Film academy. I like to work with him together. His teaching was through workshop to make me learn a lot about film. He made me learn how to be an actor from different positions. It’s a useful experience for my acting. People feel very easy to work with me now. I understand them very soon.”

Phoebe Gu – China

“I had the pleasure to take filmmaking classes with Marc-Ivan at NYFA. I appreciated his honesty and problem solving skills when helping me with my final project. He always brought the best out in every student.”

Lise Kearney – USA

“I had the pleasure to be in Marc-Ivan’s class at NYFA and it was one of my favorite experiences during my time at that school.

His way of teaching gives you a lot of freedom in developing your own way of approaching things and at the same time creates a very intimate and familiar environment. The creativity that he brings to class encourages you to fully invest yourself and makes it an overall fun and challenging experience.

I can truly recommend his class and really hope that at some point I’m going to be able to work with him again.”

Christian Bulich – Germany

“Marc-Ivan is a great teacher, I always liked his classes! He explains everything well and makes time for his students to give personal feedback on their projects.”

Laura Van Yck – Belgium

“It was a pleasure attending classes by Marc-Ivan in Los Angeles. He helped me grasp the important fundamentals of the industry, especially through practical experience in the script to screen process, all in a friendly and enjoyable approach! As an actor, the knowledge I gained from the classes are helping me value the art to a deeper extent on a daily basis.”

Dennis Mailu – Kenya

“Marc Ivan is truly an amazing teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful! I learned so much from having him as a teacher!”

Sarah Brine – USA