London-born-and-raised from a Black/Chinese-Jamaican family with a busy history of generational movement, Mark loves outsider stories of belonging and moral duplicity. He is a versatile British-American writer-producer based in NYC working in character-driven Genre and Drama whose storytelling experience spans international development, production and distribution and is informed by a passion for all things sociopolitical.
He is a 2021 Academy Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist, a 2022 Producers Guild of America Create Finalist, and 2021 National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Latino Media Market Fellow with his feature script, BOUNTIFUL. His short drama, MIDNIGHTS, was picked up by Sony and NALIP for the 2020 Voces Nuevas series broadcast on Cine Sony — Sony’s premier US cable movie channel for the bi-cultural Latinx audience.
Mark managed script-stage film acquisitions for leading Japanese distributor, Little Magic Films/Toshiba Entertainment (now Hakuhodo), where he helped curate annual slates of films from bold visionaries such as Kenneth Branagh, Terry Gilliam and David Twohy, and intimate storytellers like Jonathan Glazer, Francois Ozon and Zhang Yang.
Mark also managed worldwide distribution operations for Australian drama, BURNING MAN (10 Australian Academy Award nominations) and his production credits include Mia Hansen-Løve's French drama, EDEN, and Comedy Central’s IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN executive-produced by Jon Stewart. He previously analyzed scripts and IP for Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Lee Daniels, and began his career at The Dench Arnold Agency, a London film, TV and literary agency.
A devoted husband and father of two, Mark has also lived in Japan and Italy. He holds a first class MA in International Relations from Queen Mary University London, a BA in Italian with Film from the University of Warwick, UK, and is active in grassroots civil rights advocacy as a mayoral-appointed Co-Chair of his municipal Civil Rights Commission.