Mark Fukae hails from Flushing, Queens, New York, the forerunner of Hollywood. The son of Japanese and German parents, he found escape from the crushing sameness of mid-70′s America through the films of Stanley Kubrick and Terry Gilliam. Inspired to become a rule-breaking filmmaker, he dedicated himself to broadening his knowledge and skills in the unrelated fields of Political Science and Macroeconomics so that he might break them more fully and artistically. To this end, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz, and continued his education in film by attending Brooks Institute of Photography with a focus on Cinematography. He continued his education in Los Angeles, where he attended Columbia College of Film and Television to develop his directing skills where he made stylish and inscrutable films. After the Northridge quake in 1994, he moved to Colorado to form his own production company, Three River Filmworks in 1996. He developed his skills as an editor and created many adverts, television programs, short films, music videos and feature films. In 2002, he edited COLOUR BLIND, which won a Sacramento Gaffers award. 2006 his editing work also won the best short film at the Global Art Film
Festival for SKELETAL DREAMS. He turned his attention to newer
technology in HDSLRs in 2009 and spent the continuing years
shooting, directing and writing new and technically innovative
projects. Mark is 45 and lives in Denver.