Mark entwines stories with a social and environmental conscience, even as he boldly entertains. He has worked on feature-length adaptations, page-one rewrites with producer and director oversight, and original films - including a thriller, a sci-fi epic, an action-fantasy, and a musical – and has written, revised and consulted on multiple pilots for television. He has also developed a comic based in his long-time neighborhood of Venice Beach called The Boardwalk Guardians.
Samples available upon request.
2018 RIDE - thriller about a girl on a ride-share gone terribly wrong, Official Selection Beverly Hills and Oaxaca Film Festivals
2017 DARK WOLF - an action fairytale with a new spin on werewolves
2016 NATURAL HISTORY - a workplace sitcom based on Mark's time at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
2015 THE ORBIT - an international workplace sitcom set in space on the lesser known ISS2
2014 SNAPSHOTS OF THE PAST – a Dinosaur Encounter written for NHMLA
2013 Rydell Essayist, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
2013 MANCHESTER - a Neo-Noir set in LA, page-one rewrite in preproduction
2013 MA Thesis: Rain Maker: How Imagination and Fantasy Create Pathways to Empathy and Healing
2012 THE BOARDWALK GUARDIANS - an unconventional super hero comic book set on Venice Beach
2011 RAIN MAKER - an original epic sci-fi screenplay, WGA registered
2011 Contributor to the ‘Society to Save Rocks Quarterly Newsletter, Jan-March 2011’ Hyderabad, India
2010 RUMOURS - an original movie musical with the songs of Fleetwood Mac
2009 MOBY DICK - a wholly original adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel