Mario Bonassin

Mario Bonassin

Director and Producer

Burbank, California

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June 2015
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About Mario

Mario N. Bonassin is originally from Rockford Illinois and studied directing at Columbia College Chicago before moving to Los Angeles. Now with over 20 years experience in film and television production, Mario is now bringing that experience to his own projects.

Mario has directed several shorts over the years, then in 2011, Mario produced and directed a 6 episode fantasy web series Legends of Atoll based on a local improv stage show.

With his love of all things science fiction and fantasy Mario has founded Called Shot Entertainment to create quality genre films for an international market. He believes that creating engaging worlds with compelling stories is the best way to explore the human condition while still entertaining the audience.

Credits

  • Bad Behavior

    Bad Behavior (2013)
    Film by Lisa Hamil (Thriller) Art department Trapped overnight by an unknown assailant, a babysitter struggles to stay safe. As the hours tick by, she realizes that the greatest threat might be from the very children she's trying to protect.

  • Apostle Peter and the Last Supper

    Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012)
    Film by Gabriel Sabloff (Drama and History) Art department Three days before his execution, the elderly Apostle Peter tells his jailer about his time with Jesus.

  • Legends of Atoll

    Legends of Atoll (2011)
    Internet Producer/Director

  • The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi

    The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi (2009)
    Film by October Kingsley (Thriller) Art director Dr. Anna Fugazzi is a young, attractive psychologist with a loving and devoted (albeit freakish) boyfriend, plenty of stimulating friends, and a bright future ahead of her. But beneath her perfect life and calm exterior lies a deadly secret that she herself cannot imagine, much less confront!!! There is a delicate balance between reality and illusion, between conscious and the subconscious, and for Dr. Fugazzi, the truth lies somewhere in between the beauty of her present life and the horror of the not-too-distant past!!! Shocked by hallucinations and deadly images, tantalized by familiar, eerie voices, provoked by her deranged and knowing patients, and daily nightmares that awaken her in a strange, white room, Dr. Fugazzi takes an inhuman journey into her very psyche!!!! Written by Shoreline Entertainment

  • Gardens of the Night

    Gardens of the Night (2008)
    Film by Damian Harris (Drama) Art department An 8-year-old girl is taken from her home and convinced that her family does not want her anymore. After enduring years of horror, she and her fellow victim are dumped by their capturers. Now, 17 years old and no one to turn to except each other, they do their best to survive life on the streets, until one day she finally accepts the help of a shelter counselor to find her way home. However, what she truly finds is the love of her life and that you can never go back. "Gardens of the Night", is a haunting, gritty and topical story which delves deep into the world of child abduction and where it often leads... for the "lucky ones." The writer/director, Damian Harris bases his story on the kids, counselors, cops and pimps he met during two years of research. Written by Anonymous

  • Scott Baio Is 45... And Single

    Scott Baio Is 45... And Single (2007)
    Television by Jason Hervey (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew The actor hires a "life-changing counselor" to help him figure out why he hasn't been able to commit to a relationship.

  • Back to the Grind

    Back to the Grind (2007)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Former sitcom actors take on jobs their characters performed on TV.

  • Road to Menudo

    Road to Menudo (2007)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew

  • La Vie en Rose

    La Vie en Rose (2007)
    Film by Olivier Dahan (Biography, Drama and Music) Art department An un-chronological look at the life of the Little Sparrow, Édith Piaf (1915-1963). Her mother is an alcoholic street singer, her father a circus performer, her paternal grandmother a madam. During childhood she lives with each of them. At 20, she's a street singer discovered by a club owner who's soon murdered, coached by a musician who brings her to concert halls, and then quickly famous. Constant companions are alcohol and heartache. The tragedies of her love affair with Marcel Cerdan and the death of her only child belie the words of one of her signature songs, "Non, je ne regrette rien." The back and forth nature of the narrative suggests the patterns of memory and association. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show

    The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (2007)
    Television by David Koechner (Comedy) Sound department A variety show with previously recorded comedy bits detailing the exploits of two unlikely friends.

  • The Greg Behrendt Show

    The Greg Behrendt Show (2006)
    Television (Talk-Show) Miscellaneous Crew

  • Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar

    Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar (2006)
    TV Movie by Michael Dempsey Miscellaneous Crew

  • Homewrecker

    Homewrecker (2005)
    Television by David Osper Miscellaneous Crew

  • Threshold

    Threshold (2005)
    Television by Bragi F. Schut (Action, Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A team of experts are assembled after the U.S. Navy discovers an extra-terrestrial object briefly appeared near a ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Fight for Fame

    Fight for Fame (2005)
    Television (Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew Fight For Fame is about five aspiring actors between 18 and 35 years old, from both sexes and all races, and who have ambitions to make it big in Hollywood. Five of these actors are presented each week to a major Talent Agency, Acme Talent & Literary, and their two top agents, Adam Lieblein and Greg Meyer. As the five of them jump through the hoops in order to land representation with this talent agency, they constantly compete against one another in a bid to do so. Whether it be presenting their monologue, ensemble performance, improvisation skills, audition technique, or honestly talking about their dreams of success; This is their story told in 60 minutes when only one out of the five will be chosen, with each person being dispatched by Adam Lieblein one by one until there is only one person left to be signed by the agency. Written by Anonymous

  • Infamy

    Infamy (2005)
    Film by Doug Pray (Documentary) Camera and Electrical Department A feature-length documentary about graffiti culture as told through the experiences of six well-known graffiti writers and a graffiti buffer.

  • The Ultimate Gamer

    The Ultimate Gamer (2004)
    TV Movie Camera and Electrical Department THE ULTIMATE GAMER surprises the "ultimate" fan of a particular video game franchise and sends him on a whirlwind tour to experience the game in real life. First, the lucky fan will get an all-access pass to the development studio to meet the creators of the game and learn how they bring the game to fruition. Next, the gamer is in for the adrenaline rush of his life as he lives out an actual scene from the game in a mind-blowing adventure sequence. Finally, he will return home to find his gaming area completely tricked out with state-of-the-art electronics - including plasma screen televisions, surround sound systems, brand new computers and rare collectibles from the episode's featured game. Written by Anonymous

  • Ready for the Weekend Movie

    Ready for the Weekend Movie (2004)
    Television Camera and Electrical Department

  • Last Comic Standing

    Last Comic Standing (2003)
    Television (Comedy, Game-Show and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew The comics from season one face off against the comics from season two.

  • Before & After'noon Movies

    Before & After'noon Movies (2001)
    Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew, Camera and Electrical Department

  • Early Edition

    Early Edition (1996)
    Television by Vik Rubenfeld (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew What would you do if tomorrow's paper came to your door today? If you knew that you were going to die? Be lucky in love unlucky in life? That's what Gary Hobson has to ask himself every day. Gary Hobson is a stockbroker that got fired from his job and his wife found him uninteresting and kicked him out. You see it's quite simple. Everyday an orange cat comes to his door with the paper (a Chicago Sun Times). Gary doesn't know where it comes from. He did a bit of research and found out that a man named Lucis Snow, was an old typesetter and he had the paper before Gary. The day after Snow died, the paper came to Gary. Gary has two friends. Chuck Fishman, who has been best buds with Gary since college. Chuck wants Gary to give him the scores of games, winning lotto numbers, stocks, or even soap opera tips. Marrisa is Gary's blind friend who helps Gary make all the right choices. Written by Anonymous

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