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About Mark

The director's director. Mark Travis is regaled by Hollywood’s top brass and international film professionals to be the world’s leading authority on the art and craft of film directing. All of his techniques stem from the pursuit of organic authentic performances that are deeply felt by audiences.He is currently on the faculty of HFF (Munich), HSU (Kiev) and has taught at AFI, UCLA, The Binger Institute (Amsterdam), PU (Pixar University), FAS Screen Training Ireland and many other internationally acclaimed institutions and film schools. He has served as directorial and creative consultant to Mark Rydell, George Tillman, Cyrus Nowrasteh, and dozens of Independent filmmakers in Hollywood and internationally. He is respected and recommended by top actors such as Beau Bridges, Henry Winkler and Bill Pullman.

Unique traits: Mark has the rare ability to see deep into characters while reading a script, writing a script or working with and directing actors. The Travis Technique is a radical and revolutionary process that Mark has developed that any director can use to immediately access the characters within the actor and that many actors are using to access the character that lives within them. Mark spends most of his time teaching the Travis Techique to directors around the world.



    JUST A RUMOR Comedy Romance A happily married couple sneaks away frequenly to be alone but suddenly rumors emerge about of each of them having an affair. They are not fazed, but the rumors grow and their insecurities rise. Frightened, they attempt to catch each other in the act. Under the protection of disguise they confront each other. And now, fully exposed, they discover that their marriage was not as secure as they believed.


  • You Are Nothing

    You Are Nothing (2016)
    Television (Comedy) Director You Are Nothing is a parody of a self-help video series that uses the unfortunate life of middle class middle manager Mitch Repter, as fodder to explain a bizarre and darkly funny philosophy of life.

  • Rooted in Peace

    Rooted in Peace (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence. The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there's going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in ... Written by Greg Reitman, Director ROOTED in PEACE

  • The Young Messiah

    The Young Messiah (2016)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew At the age of 7, Jesus Bar-Joseph lives with his family in Alexandria, Egypt, where they have fled to avoid a massacre of children by King Herod of Israel. Jesus knows that his parents Joseph and Mary have secrets they are keeping from him, secrets about his birth and about traits that make him very different from other boys. His parents, however, believe him too young to grasp the truth of his miraculous birth and purpose. Learning that the murderous Herod is dead, they set out to return to their home of Nazareth in Israel, unaware that Herod's namesake son is, like his father, determined to see the boy Jesus dead. Written by Jim Beaver <>

  • The 636

    The 636 (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director We find Hope in the most challenging circumstances. Hope (Keesha Sharp) is adjusting to new life after losing her husband, her home and her life. Still a single mother to her beautiful son Gabe (Armani Jackson), she must find a way to pick up the pieces and keep moving forward while helping her son heal from what he has seen. Once an adversary but now a sick woman, Rose (Joan Van Ark) must stay with Hope and depend on her daughter-in-law despite her Southern pride against such weakness. Sometimes all that's left is Hope. Written by Anonymous

  • A Very Good Man

    A Very Good Man (2012)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A man struggles to make a choice between the love of his life and his wife of 14 years.

  • Here's Herbie

    Here's Herbie (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Sometimes 'normal' isn't all it's cracked up to be...A discouraged teenager sees new hope in life after a chance encounter on a NY subway with Herbie, a mentally disabled man. It's about escape, connection and the unexpected events that keeps life fresh with possibilities. Based on an autobiographical short story by broadcaster/author Mike Feder Written by Anonymous

  • LifeStories

    LifeStories (1998)
    TV Movie Director Add a Plot »

  • Paul F. Tompkins: Driven to Drink

    Paul F. Tompkins: Driven to Drink (1998)
    Television (Documentary and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In this (mostly) one-man show, comedian Paul F. Tompkins holds forth on alcohol, pretension and Hollywood, managing to drink four full pints of Guinness over the course of the performance.

  • Going Under

    Going Under (1990)
    Film (Comedy) Director International disaster looms as the USS Sub Standard has to race to get a nuclear weapon ahead of the Russian forces.

  • Family Ties

    Family Ties (1986)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Director Steven and Elyse Keaton, once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Their three first kids are Alex (a very ambitious Young Republican), Mallory (a ditzy and boy-crazy fashionista) and Jennifer (whom we first get to know as a precocious nine-year-old tomboy). Later on, a fourth child (Andrew) was added to the Keaton family. Most of the comedy arose from the conflict between the ex-hippie parents vs the conservative Alex and the brainless beauty Mallory.

  • The Facts of Life

    The Facts of Life (1984)
    Television (Comedy and Family) Director A group of girls attending a boarding school experience the joys and the trials of adolescence under the guiding hand of housemother Edna Garrett. Later in the series, Mrs. Garrett is promoted to school dietician, and four of the girls move into new quarters above the cafeteria. Eventually she leaves the school and opens her own business, with help from her girls. Written by Kevin Ackley <>

  • Matt Houston

    Matt Houston (1984)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor Each week Matt Houston, a successful private investigator, takes on a new case. The cases usually involve murder, and always involve beautiful women in skimpy outfits. Drawing on his years of experience and investigative skills, and with a little help from his assistant, C.J., Houston always manages to bring the bad guys (or girls) to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

  • Happy

    Happy (1983)
    TV Movie (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actor A former child show host misses the good old days. He and his sidekick from the show are doing a gig when the place gets robbed and the sidekick murdered. The host is the only one who saw the robber well so the robber goes after him.

  • Three's Company

    Three's Company (1982)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Janet and Chrissy get Jack as a roommate for their Santa Monica apartment. Jack can cook (he's studying to be a chef) and, when called to do so, pretends he's gay to legitimize the arrangement. Landlady Roper wishes husband Stanley showed more interest in her. Written by Ed Stephan <>

  • Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune

    Blind Tom: The Story of Thomas Bethune (1981)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Director Add a Plot »


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