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I've shot over 1000 commercials & 25 features along with other work. My teaching credits include many years at the American Film Institute, Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design, & other institutions.
Name: Mark Woods
Lives in: Pasadena, California
Company: Stills That Move
Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
Film (Comedy) Cinematographer Sex Tax was inspired by the true story of the 1999 IRS takeover of the Mustang Ranch Brothel in Nevada. For a moment in time, the United States Government owned a whorehouse. The unlikely hero of the movie is Steven Billings, an auditor for the IRS. He is given an assignment to audit the Hen House Ranch, a legal Brothel in Nevada. He pursues this audit with the passion of a man on a mission of truth and justice - he just didn't count on all the crazy prostitutes, crooked congressman, cheating business leaders and vicious gangsters he was about to find himself in bed with. The journey of the hero takes many paths, this is one of them and it's strewn with chaos, criminals and condoms. In recent years, the US Government has bailed out big companies and banking institutions, why do the big fish get bailed out why the struggling everyday American is given the shaft? Why can't a brothel get bailed out too? Written by Anonymous
The Venice Beach Hostel
TV Movie by Arthur Allan Seidelman (Comedy) Cinematographer The hostel caters to young travelers moving through the Los Angeles area on their way to countries around the world. Some guests stay only a day or two, most times just overnight. The owner is a former world traveler herself, but at her age, she's now content to have the world come to her doorstep The transient aspect of The Venice Beach Hostel gives it the opportunity to swap out characters every week. This revolving door of characters keeps the show fresh with new personalities, new conflicts, and up-to-the-moment issues that affect young people around the world - religion, nationalism, fanaticism, love, sex, responsibility, politics... lost luggage. It's all rolled into one fast-paced show, packed with sharp dialog and characters. The young workers who manage The Venice Beach Hostel are themselves from various countries like England, Japan, Mexico, America, etc. Each character brings with them the baggage of their civilization. Though not deliberately metaphorical, The Venice Beach... Written by production
Film by Nate Thomas (Drama) Cinematographer Greekshow is an emotional coming of age story about two brothers who struggle to reconcile their estranged relationship while their college campus gears up for a major Greekshow (Step competition). Jason Jackson is an all American baseball player and future number one pick of a major league baseball team. Ryan Jackson, the campus ladies man and best stepper in the state, is about to lead the defending fraternity into this year's competition. The rift between the two brothers, which was caused by a childhood incident, and the preferential treatment given to Jason by their father has grown to a boiling point. The film is an emotional rollercoaster set against the backdrop of back-breaking stepping and fierce competition all around. It will leave you asking "What does brotherhood really mean?" Written by Anonymous
Ring Around the Rosie
Video (Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer When the grandmother of the publicist Karin (Gina Phillips) dies, she inherits her property in the fields. She travels with her boyfriend Jeff (Randall Batinkoff) for the weekend, but she decides to stay along the week cleaning up the place and packing the stuffs. Karin has horrible nightmares and visions of ghosts of her past, while she stays in the house with the creepy housekeeper Pierce (Tom Sizemore) and her younger sister Wendy (Jenny Mollen). Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV Movie by Jim Fitzpatrick (Action, Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer
Bastards of the Party
Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt to fully understand his existence. Bastards of the Party humanizes the staggering casualties of the LA gang wars. Written by Anonymous
Sunday Evening Haircut
by Sean Le Sure (Drama and Short) Cinematographer
Out on Parole
Video by Delvin Molden (Comedy) Cinematographer An ex-con is desperate to help his mother keep her house. Determined to stay out of trouble, he enters a low-rider car show. So far, so good--but can he win the cash and also keep an appointment with his parole officer?
Film (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Cinematographer Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley (played by UFC champion Bas Rutten), enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed crashes and explosions. Varley prevails. Varley tries to leave the lake and collect his prize money but is drugged and kidnapped by Dawson (portrayed by Michael Rooker) and thrown into a different world: a world where survivl means everything and no-one follows the rules. Varley awakens on an island, strapped to pole, like a pig being carried to a barbeque. Surrounded by heavily-armed men, he soon learns that he and six other victims have been assembled to be contestants in the ultimate survival game: they will be hunted nightly by hunters with rifles until there is one remaining survivor, who will win a $10,000,000 cash prize! As the story unfolds, we meet the other contestants Jesse is an undercover DEA agent ... Written by Anonymous
An American Reunion
Film by Jim Fitzpatrick (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A close group of friends return to their hometown to face the reality of how their friendships and promises have altered and dissipated. Only to find that once their friendship is threatened by a traumatic circumstance, they are reunited by having to support and love each other to realise their eternal bond. Written by Julie Ford
The M.O. Of M.I.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Michael and Tom are a happy gay couple in Austin Texas until the sexy performance artist/hustler, Jonathon enters their lives. Jonnathon is in hiding. He has a past with Michael and all is not as it seems.
The Code Conspiracy
Film (Action, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer What if a computer disc held a code so powerful that it could change the world forever? While translating the Dead Sea Scrolls, a professor discovers a hidden formula that not only unlocks all known computer encryption, but also scientifically proves the existence of God! Religions, governments and mankind itself could rise and fall based on this information. Now the faith of one man is the only thing standing in the way of unscrupulous government agents and deadly corporate mercenaries who will stop at nothing to get the disc. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
Redemption of the Ghost
Film by Richard Friedman (Drama) Cinematographer Convicted embezzler Witt Hampton escapes from prison and while hiding out in an isolated country barn is discovered by young Cassy and her brother Jack. After convincing them he's a friendly ghost that only they can see, the three new friends embark on one imaginative adventure after another until, inspired by their innocent spirits, Witt vows to redeem his crimes. But, a by-the-book sheriff-who has sworn to personally put Hampton back behind bars-is closing in, and Witt may never get the chance to finally set things right. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
The Rose Technique
Film by Jon C. Scheide (Crime) Cinematographer The Rose Technique revolves around the life of an off-beat psychiatrist who wants to join the crazy world of daytime TV.
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Film (Drama) Cinematographer This period piece is a fictional biography of a cult leader's rise to power and his subsequent descent into isolation and paranoia.
Can't Be Heaven
Film (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Cinematographer Everyone eventually meets the love of their lives. Sometimes, like Danny and Julia, that person comes along when you are 13 years old. Other times, like Hubbie and his sweetheart, star-crossed love makes getting together a life-long adventure. This heartwarming story will make you feel like falling in love all over again. Also known as 'Forever Together'. Written by Anonymous
Film by Richard Friedman (Action and Drama) Cinematographer L.A. is struck by a series of minor earthquakes. The experts don't know what's happening since their advanced systems didn't detect any seismic activities. Kimberly Stevenson is sent to investigate the epicenter in a remote mountainous forest, and she is surprised to discover she's not alone. Somebody knows the real secret about the "earthquakes". Written by Anonymous
See Dick Die
Film (Drama) Cinematographer The story has many twists and turns among its four main characters. Karen wants to leave her husband for "another woman". The other woman, Monica, is a former drug addict rescued from an almost certain death on the streets of Los Angeles. However their plan to be together becomes complicated when Karen learns that her husband is terminally ill with cancer. She feels obliged to stay with him until the bitter end. Meanwhile her husband, Ricky, asks Dr. Schreck for an assisted suicide (euthanasia) scheduled to occur on his birthday. After the husband's passing, life becomes idyllic for the two woman. Moreover, there is the promise of the imminent arrival of a large inheritance of 3 million dollars left by her husband. But the creepy Dr Schreck wont go away, and keeps appearing in the two women's lives. Schreck secretly drugs Monica in order to discredit her in Karen's eyes, which leads to a catastrophic ending of their relationship. Then on the day the inheritance money arrives, the ... Written by Peter Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Coming Into Money
by Peter Sands (Short and Thriller) Cinematographer Two strangers think they have come up with an innovative way of winning the lottery when they agree to make love. But at what price?
Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
Film (Adventure and Fantasy) Cinematographer Young Anthony comes from a materialistic rich Republican family. One evening, his mystical flatulence-prone grandfather shows him a book about the adventures of Sinbad, a legendary medieval Middle Eastern sailor, explorer and adventurer, who's also their ancestor. Grandpa also show Anthony a magical coin that can remove the boundary between fantasy and reality. They use it to take part in the adventures Sinbad has in the book. However, this causes a Jumanji-like effect, since stuff from the book occasionally comes to life inside of their mansion. Despite being a sailor, Sinbad and his party are this time on mainland, where they meet a funny and strange old sage. At first, Sinbad can't stand him, but the immediacy of their situation brings them together. Bophisto, one of the most powerful and evil wizards of all time, is dying, so he's sent his minions to find the key to all knowledge, which could tell him how to heal himself. They are led by two generals, evil and very eccentric Murki...
East of Hope Street
Film by Nate Thomas (Drama) Cinematographer Based on actual events- 15 year old Alicia Montalvo escapes the civil war violence in her native El Salvador to live in Los Angeles with her younger brother and crack-addict aunt. Her trials are compounded when the illegal sweatshop in which she works is raided. Escaping the INS raid, she is beaten by her aunt when she comes home without cash. At school, her bruises are noticed and child welfare authorities eventually step in and place her in a foster home, separating Alicia from her brother. At the foster home she is led astray by the family's other foster daughter and falls victim to a sexual predator. Police, pregnancy, the group home for pregnant teens, the house bully, rape and a shooting. It's more bad stuff than one human being should have to bear. Written by Anonymous
Inside the Dream Factory
TV Movie by Mark Woods (Documentary) Cinematographer
The Real Frankenstein: The Untold Story
TV Movie by Nick Stein (Drama) Cinematographer
Film by Kris Kertenian (Action and Drama) Cinematographer A guy is smuggling babies across the border, and he gets busted. When he's in jail, his crime boss wants to keep him happy, so they arrange conjugal visits with a hooker, and they fall in love, then plot to get back at the crime boss, and they accidentally kill the crime boss's identical twin brother. Written by Andrew M. Somers <email@example.com>
Film by Alberto Vidaurri (Action, Crime and Drama) Cinematographer
The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream
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Television (Comedy, News and Talk-Show) Cinematographer Political talk show based on the idea that debate is stifled by too much seriousness. Guests are chosen from the worlds of politics and entertainment, often with the goal of creating conflict (ultra-sensitive special-interest groups matched with outrageous comedians). Nevertheless, a relatively friendly atmosphere is maintained, with none of the swearing or chair-throwing common on 'shock-talk' shows. Regular features have included the "Get Over Yourself" award, given to the week's most self-absorbed public figure. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ABC Afterschool Specials
Television (Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Family) Cinematographer "ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.
Playboy Video Playmate Calendar 1989
Video by Stephen C. Confer (Documentary) Cinematographer