Category: Motion Pictures

Nothing but Flowers (a short screenplay)

Yuppie couple goes back to the land – sells trendy Toronto pad, he quits his job as Head of Hostile Takeovers at DigestCom and she quits her job as a patent lawyer. They use all the money from the sale of their pad to buy a small plot of land on Galiano Island and live out of a lean-to eating deer meat and wild berries. They suffer severe caffeine withdrawal and can’t beat their insomnia. Hilarious adventures ensue.

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The short narrative screenplay was inspired by a chapter on homelessness in Daniel Quinn’s Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure, listed in the Potluck library under ecology, anthropology and evolution. This piece appeared in the first and only issue of…

The Unexplainable Bonefish

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Deadline

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Citizen Arcane

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Gratuitous Violence

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 spoof of Hollywood spy movies, the story follows an unlucky average Joe into whose hands accidentally…

Kornell Kinema

This documentary motion picture short was produced for a course in filmmaking with filmmaker Marilyn Rivchin at Cornell University during Mark””s undergraduate studies. A study in contrast, the piece plays with filming techniques to explore the Cornell University campus through…