THE GREEN CHAIN
Mark's first feature, The Green Chain
, which he wrote, directed and produced, is now available on DVD and can be seen on iTunes and Hulu. The script earned Mark a 2008 nomination for “Best Screenplay” from the Writer's Guild of Canada. The movie won the El Prat de Llobregat Award at the 15th Annual Festival Internacional de Cinema de Medi Ambient (FICMA 2008) in Barcelona. It was one of only three nominees for “best feature” at Mockfest in Los Angeles. The movie earned Jillian Fargey a Leo Award for “Best Supporting Actress.”
The Green Chain explores the issues facing dying logging communities and stars Babz Chula
, Brendan Fletcher
, Tricia Helfer
, Jillian Fargey
, Scott McNeil
, Tahmoh Penikett
and August Schellenberg
THE GREEN FILM
Mark wrote and coproduced the award winning short, The Green Film
. Starring Jonathan Young (Nightwatching) and Lexa Doig (Andromeda). Directed by Andrew Williamson (Sea), Produced by Scott Renyard (Project Cougar) and Juggernaut Pictures Inc. And featuring Local Anxiety's Green Guilt Blues.
The Green Film has received a 2009 Gold Remi Award from Worldfest Houston, a 2009 Bronze Palmetto from the Felder Film Festival and a 2009 Slate Award Nomination - The California International Film Festival - Best Mini Short.
Mark has several other film scripts in development, including adaptation of his two comic memoirs Never Shoot a Stampede Queen
and Free Magic Secrets Reveals
and his award-winning play, Shylock, with Middle Child Films.
Here’s the Green Chain podcast
series, where Mark talks trees with some world environmental leaders. And here’s Mark on Sci-Fi Talk with Tony Tellado