Mark Sonoda

Mark Sonoda

Dauntless Studios

Distributor, producer and financier in Los Angeles, California

About Mark

Originally from Cartago, Colombia, Mark Sonoda was raised and educated on the sunny shores of Miami, Florida. After studying business administration and international marketing at the University of Connecticut, Mark returned to Miami to earn his BA in Film Production / Screenwriting from Miami International University. His career within the film industry began during his college years, in the world of music videos and commercials. Mark quickly emerged as a solid line producer, which earned him the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s leading commercial / music video directors. In 2001, he took a post in feature film development and production in New York City, New York. In 2003, after working on over two dozen feature films, Mark left NYC to serve as production consultant for Warner Brothers International in Australia, where he worked on over 40 features ranging from large studios tent pole films to mid-level theatrical releases. After completing his tenure with WB and returning stateside, he joined the development team at Eclectic Pictures, a production company of Millennium / Nu Image Films. After working on Bobby Z (Paul Walker, Lawrence Fishbourne & Olivia Wilde), My Mom’s New Boyfriend (Meg Ryan, Antonio Banderas & Colin Hanks) and over two dozen other pictures over his tenure, Mark left Eclectic and created Red Shogun Pictures, a new production company dedicated to producing privately financed, independent motion pictures. Since founding RSP, Mark has been involved in the financing, production and distribution of over 20 films. In the summer of 2011, Mark establish R3 International, a vertically integrated entertainment company, which merged with RSP, which would later evolve in 2014, when Mark founded Dauntless Studios, an independent distribution company that acquires feature films and provides turn-key film distribution to independent filmmakers seeking to break away from the standard studio model.

Name: Mark Sonoda

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Dauntless Studios

Occupation: Distributor, Producer and Financier


  • The Blood Fields

    The Blood Fields (2018)
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  • The Two Dogs

    The Two Dogs (2017)
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  • 10/10

    10/10 (2011)
    Film (Drama) Producer If 20/20 is hindsight then '10/10' is living through the moment uncertain how to proceed. Over the course of one day, ten Angelenos will confront pivotal moments that will determine the rest of their lives for better or worse. From relationships with those they love to enacting vengeance upon those who have done them wrong, each will run an 'emotional gauntlet' that will define them before the sun sets over the City of Angels. Written by KJ Downes

  • My Name Is Matt

    My Name Is Matt (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Matt is seeking answers to his past. He is seeking to understand why he is the way he is. But a tramatic event from his past has held him back from unlocking the path to his future. Yet in his journey to overcome his past, Matt discovers that truth can sometimes be the thin line that divides the unforgettable from the unbelievable. Written by Anonymous

  • Dark House

    Dark House (2009)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Producer A young woman, Claire, who witnessed a massacre as a child goes back to the house in which it happens as part of a troupe of actors auditioning for roles within a haunted house attraction. As both new arrivals and old cast soon begin disappearing one-by-one, Claire is left wondering if the house really hunted or is there a killer amongst them.

  • Yellow Fellas

    Yellow Fellas (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Producer A comedy about an angry young Asian man who inspires an army of Oriental Brothers to rise up against their oppressor, The White Man.

  • The Death and Life of Bobby Z

    The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. Written by Anonymous

  • 16 Blocks

    16 Blocks (2006)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... Written by Anonymous

  • Troy

    Troy (2004)
    Film (Drama, History and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew As the Greeks fall, they decided to head back home. King Priam decides to have one last battle with the Greeks to leave Troy for good. It was a night battle so the Greeks didn't knew, raining them down with flaming arrows and lighting huge balls of dry branches and rolling them down at the beach. It was a battle that Achilles wasn't in, but his cousin Patroclus pretended to be him by wearing his armor, his sword, his helmet, and his moves. Hector finally had a battle with Achilles not knowing it wasn't him. Patroclus was fast but Hector was faster, causing him to cut Patroclus's neck and finishing him with a sword to the heart. Written by DCE

  • Mindhunters

    Mindhunters (2004)
    Film (Crime, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their psychological profiling division, called "Mindhunters", used to track down serial killers. The training goes horribly wrong, however, when a group of seven young agents discover that one of them is a serial killer, and is setting about slaying the others. Can the few that are left figure out who the killer is in time? Written by

  • Torque

    Torque (2004)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Crime) Miscellaneous Crew Biker Cary Ford is framed by an old rival and biker gang leader for the murder of another gang member who happens to be the brother of Trey (Ice Cube), leader of the most feared biker gang in the country. Ford is now on the run trying to clear his name from the murder with Trey and his gang looking for his blood. Written by EL TORO 79

  • Chasing Liberty

    Chasing Liberty (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Anna Foster has never had an ordinary life. At eighteen years old, she is the most protected girl in America; she is the First Daughter. Frustrated with her overprotective father, the President of the United States of America, Anna makes a deal with him: only two agents are allowed to guard her while she attends a concert in Prague. When her father backs out of his promise, Anna flies into a temper and goes on the run with Ben Calder, a handsome photographer she runs into outside of the music club. They travel together with the intention of going to the Love Parade in Berlin. Anna hasn't told Ben who she is but more importantly, Ben hasn't told her who he is. Under the orders of Anna's father, Ben is supposed to keep an eye on the rebellious girl but falling in love with her wasn't something he expected to do. Romance blossoms between the wild, sassy Anna and the cool, distant Ben as they backpack through Europe. Problem is, when it is time to go back and Anna finds out about Ben, ... Written by Sar Crickes and corrected by thepinkthinker

  • My Boss's Daughter

    My Boss's Daughter (2003)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew When a young man agrees to housesit for his boss, he thinks it'll be the perfect opportunity to get close to the woman he desperately has a crush on - his boss's daughter. But he doesn't plan on the long line of other houseguests that try to keep him from his mission. And he also has to deal with the daughter's older brother, who's on the run from local drug dealers. Written by Anonymous

  • They

    They (2002)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her... Written by Anonymous

  • Darkness

    Darkness (2002)
    Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew There's something in this house... Something ancient and dark that remains still, hidden and silent. It can only wait, having been concealed in the shadows for years. In fact, its milieu is darkness. Only in it can it show itself and move. It even takes its name: DARKNESS. It's lived here since someone tried to call it, more than forty years ago. Because this house hides a secret, a terrible past, an inconceivably evil act... Seven children, faceless people, a circle that must be completed. And blood, lots of blood... Written by Anonymous

  • Paid in Full

    Paid in Full (2002)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. Of course, unfaithful employees and/or rivals conspire to bring about Ace's fall. Written by Ken Miller <>

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
    Film (Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can get out of the house... and then Michael arrives home! Written by simon

  • Lemonade

    Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer A struggling theatre director battles his shortcomings and insecurities after falling in with a girl he considers 'out of his league' in a hilarious tale of finding - and keeping - love.

  • Soul Survivor

    Soul Survivor
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Producer A lone survivor (Mike Gatsby) of a brutal, ritualistic mass murder stumbles out of the Muskat Woods barely alive. A seasoned, veteran detective (Det. Peter Rancini) and his bright eyed young partner (Det. Kevin Douglas) are assigned to investigate and interview the lone survivor. As the men dive deep into the investigation, they come to discover that the truth about this case and all the victims might be linked to the suspicious suicide of a New York socialite seven years earlier. With the safety and life of their only witness in the balance, the duo must do all they can to apprehend and stop their relentless perpetrator. Written by RSP marketing division

  • We Still Say Grace

    We Still Say Grace
    Film (Thriller) Producer The teenage daughter of a religious fanatic attempts to escape her twisted family life when three strangers break down near their remote farmhouse and interrupt her fathers delusional family suicide pact.

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