This narrative short motion picture was produced for a course in filmmaking with filmmaker Marilyn Rivchin at Cornell University during Mark’s undergraduate studies. A fake public service annoncement, it comments satirically on the problem of overpopulation, a subject Mark would work a great deal more on in the future. The short was produced on 16mm, silent with separate soundtrack.
Read the Suicide PSA script .pdf.
View the YouTube Video
The video was created by projecting the film on a wall and playing the soundtrack on a stereo system while recording with a VHS camcorder. The digital video was captured by Allan Meritt in January 2007 and posted by Mark on YouTube on January 22, 2007. You can watch the video right here by just pressing the Play button immediately below. Or, you can visit YouTube to see the video or post a comment.