Mark is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and public speaker from Southwestern Wyoming. Mark founded Burning Torch Productions in 2011 to focus on character-driven stories from the backcountry and backroads of the world. His films have played at international festivals, on national PBS, and in screening tours around the world. Prior to directing films, Mark managed the Episodic Storytelling program at Sundance Institute. Mark went to film school at DePaul University in Chicago and has an MFA in Producing from the University of Southern California and an MA in Communication and Journalism from the University of Wyoming. For his most recent film he cycled across Germany to retrace the route of his grandfather who was a Prisoner of War in WWII.