Mark Bowes

Mark Bowes

Owner / Operator at Fluxus Maximus Productions
Director, Editor, Screenwriter and Videographer

Palm Springs, California

Member Since:
January 2017
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About Mark

Independent Screenwriter / Director dividing my time between Denver, CO and Palm Springs, CA. My work focuses on the struggles and impact of the LGBTQI+ community. I feel representation is not enough. Inclusivity is not enough. LGBTQI+ stories span centuries and we have just started to explore the breadth of this history. I hope to bring a few of these tales to light. The queer community aren't merely supporting characters. The time has come for our stories to take center stage.


  • Life During Wartime

    Life During Wartime Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Fantasy When his life implodes, a recovering alcoholic, HIV+ actor flees to a Palm Springs trailer park inhabited by geriatric Hollywood has-beens, but instead of refuge he finds himself battling homophobia and 80’s AIDS hysteria, threatening his sobriety and very existence.

  • Fruit Fly

    Fruit Fly Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Drama A gender non-conforming, fashion school drop-out rages against an unaccepting world, until they’re forced to live with their closeted Republican dad and set out to prove their haters wrong and live a life of fabulousness.

  • Blame It On The Bossa Nova (Lower East Side Story)

    Blame It On The Bossa Nova (Lower East Side Story) Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Independent After undergoing electroshock therapy, a closeted, emotionally-fragile playwright moves to Manhattan's beatnik-inhabited Lower East Side to rebuild his life, only to be undermined by his social-climbing, conniving sister, who plots to cut him from the family inheritance and send him back to the sanitarium.

  • Fairy Tale High

    Fairy Tale High Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama Independent As the 70's disco era comes to a climax, a sexually-confused teen befriends a gender-ambiguous punk exchange student who encourages him, against his family's staunch Fundamentalist beliefs, to shed all inhibitions and be himself.


  • 2022 Quarterfinalist - Cinestory TV Retreat

  • 2022 Quarterfinalist - Pitch Now Screenwriting Competition (Season 4)

  • 2021 Semifinalist - Series Fest Storytellers Initiative

  • 2021 Quarterfinalist - WeScreenplay Diverse Voices

  • 2021 Quarterfinalist - Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition

  • 2021 Finalist - Austin Film Festival Virtual Pitch Competition

  • 2021 Script Competition Second Rounder - Austin Film Festival

  • 2021 Winner - ISA Virtual Pitch Challenge

  • 2020 Official Selection - Stowe Story Labs

  • 2020 Quarterfinalist - Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Competition

  • 2020 Quarterfinalist - Cinestory TV Retreat Fellowship

  • 2020 Fellow Runner-Up - Lighthouse Litfest Advanced Workshop

  • 2019 Semifinalist - Writers for Writers Fellowship

  • 2017 Gold Winner - Screenplay , International Independent Film Awards

  • 2017 Finalist - Roadmap Writers Wise Words Writing Contest

  • 2017 Semifinalist - Screencraft Nicaragua's Writers Retreat

  • 2017 Quarterfinalist - Screencraft Jamaica Residency Program

  • 2016 Quarterfinalist - 3rd Annual Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

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