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FILMS

Mark's feature-length documentaries have screened at major film festivals and received worldwide distribution. He is known for a nimble shooting style and a disarming demeanor that enables him to capture people and places in a truthful, uninhibited manner. View his work below.

tom dowd & the language of music

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER |
CO-EDITOR

A feature-length documentary profiling the life and work of legendary recording engineer and music producer Tom Dowd. Nominated for a 2005 Grammy award for best long-form music video. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Palm Pictures in 2004; includes appearances by Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band, Les Paul, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ahmet Ertegun, Arif Mardin and many more.

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for once in my life

CO-DIRECTOR |
CINEMATOGRAPHER

The story of an inspiring group of people and their dream to make music. The film follows the members of the Spirit of Goodwill Band, twenty-eight musicians and singers, all with a wide range of severe mental and physical disabilities, who display innate talent and tenacity. Audience Award winner at the 2010 SXSW, Nashville, Sarasota, Sonoma and Heartland Film Festivals. Winner of a 2010 Int’l Documentary Association Music award. Played on PBS’ ‘Independent Lens’ in 2011.

THE RECORD MAN

DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | CINEMATOGRAPHER

Before there was a “music business” there was Henry Stone, “The Record Man”. This is the story of how a group of musical underdogs with raw talent and diverse backgrounds, led by the indefatigable determination of one man, Henry Stone, exported the music of Miami to the world. Premiered in March 2015.

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