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About Mark

WHAT I DO.
I am a screenwriter. I've written FIVE feature film scripts so far. My first ever attempt at screenwriting, a script called THE COLD HARD SELL, was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2007 American Screenwriters Association (ASA) 10th Annual International Screenwriting Competition. My second, called DANCERS IN THE FIELD, was a Semi-Finalist in the 4th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest in 2010. My third script, BLACK SPOT, was placed on the Long List (top 10 per cent) in the 2011 Fresh Voices Pitch Contest. My fourth screenplay is called ALWAYS FOREVER - a romantic drama involving time travel.

I've also just completed my fifth script, a comedy. Currently rewriting.

MY DREAM.
My dream is to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and work with many of Hollywood's top directors, producers and actors. I want to write movies that will not only entertain and make people laugh, but which will also inspire and motivate people - even save lives - by dealing with highly emotional issues such as suicide, child abuse, bullying, love and heartbreak, and the loss of loved ones - and help to change the lives of vulnerable people, giving them the passion and strength to carry on with a new vigour and a sense of purpose and direction.

THE POWER OF CINEMA.
To change the world we have to change people's lives. To change people's lives we have to change the way they think. Pictures can't do it alone. Nor can music, or words alone. We need all three, combined with powerful emotional storytelling and a clear message, to make a significant difference.

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Credits

  • Lifestyle Magazines

    Lifestyle Magazines
    Print by Sports Management Agency Group Editor-in-Chief

Awards

  • SEMI-FINALIST / "Blackspot" / Stage 32, 4th Annual Search For New Blood Screenwriting Contest
    (2018)

  • SEMI-FINALIST / "Blackspot" / 6th Annual StoryPros Awards Contest
    (2013)

  • SEMI-FINALIST / "Blackspot" / 33rd WriteMovies International Screenwriting Contest
    (2013)

  • WINNER (Drama) / "Always Forever" / 3rd Script Exposure Screenwriting Contest
    (2013)

  • WINNER (Thriller) / "The Cold Hard Sell" / 6th Script Exposure Screenwriting Contest
    (2013)

  • QUARTER-FINALIST / "Always Forever" / 33rd WriteMovies International Screenwriting Contest
    (2013)

  • LONG LIST (Top 10%) / "Blackspot" / Fresh Voices Pitch Contest
    (2011)

  • SEMI-FINALIST / "Dancers in the Field" / 4th Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest
    (2010)

  • QUARTER-FINALIST / "The Cold Hard Sell" / ASA 10th Annual International Screenwriting Competition
    (2007)

Education

  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Law, Sydney, NSW

  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics, Sydney, NSW

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