Mark graduated from UCSC with his bachelor’s in Film and Television. He worked for Roger Corman’s New Horizon script department and later for the producer of Piranha 3D directed by Alexandre Aja. He has made dozens of award-winning films and documentaries, including ManumissionStarved, and Cassandra, which was nominated for a student Academy Award, and An Inaugural Ride to Freedom, which won an Emmy. Mark wrote and directed his first feature, Negative Creeps, before he received his MA in Film, Television, and New Media at San Diego State University. His thesis film, Setting Sun, a single-take film noir, won the school’s Best Director award. He was co-director of The Curse of Styria, an adaptation of Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla set behind the Iron Curtain.  He’s currently making a documentary on Welsh mystic Arthur Machen.


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