MOBY DOLL & GRANNY
Mark is currently in post-production for his first feature-length documentary: Moby Doll: The Whale that Changed the World and a short documentary for BravoFACTUAL The Hundred Year Old Whale.
THE GREEN CHAIN
His first feature, The Green Chain, which he wrote, directed and produced, is available on DVD. The script earned Mark a 2008 nomination for “Best Screenplay” from the Writer’s Guild of Canada and is available from Heritage House. 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 finalists 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 Schallenberg.
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 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 film scripts in development, including adaptations of his two comic memoirs – Never Shoot a Stampede Queen and Free Magic Secrets Reveals – and his award-winning play, Shylock.