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About Mark

I'm retired military. I have a passion for screenwriting and storytelling. I like to write stories about real-life situations with a twist of suspense and horror. It usually takes me about four to six months to finish a script. I spend a lot of time reading and researching the topic that I’m going to write about. I like using “The Screenwriter’s Bible” and “Save the Cat” as tools of the trade. When writing scripts, I pin down the title and logline before developing the core story. I like using the magnificent seven plot points for story structure. I use two large dry erase boards to record the plot points and other salient ideas as I’m building the story.

My script, IT HAPPENED ALONG THE ROAD, a feature thriller, was selected as a Finalist for the Page Turner, 2022 Screenplay Awards and recently, a Quarter Finalist in the 2023 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition and a Quarterfinalist, Filmmatic - Pitch Now Screenplay Competition Season 5. My script, MALUM, a horror feature, was the #3 most requested script on the VPF hotlist. And I wrote a horror short story called HELP ME, PLEASE! It was selected as a QUARTER-FINALIST for the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards (Season 7).

Mark D. Clark

Unique traits: Retired military


  • It Happened Along the Road

    It Happened Along the Road Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A college graduate on the way to her first big-city job is abducted when an infamous serial killer escapes during a prisoner transport—to survive, she must overcome her debilitating fear of confined spaces or become his next victim.

  • Malum

    Malum Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror A series of terrifying events happen to a family when an unfaithful husband buys a haunted pendant necklace from an overseas street vendor and returns home to the states—to save the family, his mistreated wife must confront an evil presence while struggling with her agoraphobic disorder.

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