DIRECTOR’S REEL

From celebrities and professional actors, to athletes, “real people,” and newcomers, Mark has the unique ability to capture the small, authentic gestures and behaviors that bring stories to life. In his craft, he is dedicated to capturing the raw realities of life, and demonstrating the inherent beauty of the everyday.

NARRATIVE

INTRICATE VENGEANCE – (PILOT)
MURDER IN MEXICO – (FEATURE)
— TRAILER —
DONOR – (SHORT)
SUITE 7 – GOOD IN BED (SHORT)
Full feature and selected clips of MURDER IN MEXICO
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SUITE 7 – COMPANY (SHORT)

LIFESTYLE

PHYSICIAN’S CENTER FOR BEAUTY
PHYSICIAN’S CENTER FOR BEAUTY
PHYSICIAN’S CENTER FOR BEAUTY

BRANDED | CELEBRITY

GMC’S SEAMLESSLY SHE
ACTING CLASS
GMC’S SEAMLESSLY SHE
FAMILY TIME
GMC’S SEAMLESSLY SHE
ARTISAN STYLE
GMC’S SEAMLESSLY SHE
A HEART FOR BUSINESS
BETTER SLEEP COUNCIL – SUITE 7
GOOD IN BED
BETTER SLEEP COUNCIL – SUITE 7
COMPANY

COMEDY | ATHLETES

2017 ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
YOGA WITH DAWG
2017 ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
HALLOWEEN
2017 ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
SELFIE SMACKDOWN
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
CONTACT SPORT
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
DJ DUCK
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
DAWG HOUSE
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
GATORS
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
13 WEEKS OF THUMB WARS
ESPN/NISSAN HEISMAN HOUSE
MASCOT PARTY

LATEST NEWS

The 2017 Heisman House campaign is rolling out. Mark directed five spots this year.
Intended originally for the web, several of the spots are headed for broadcast this fall.
The first three have already premiered on ESPN and ABC.

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ABOUT

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Mark Gantt

Whether he’s working on features or branded films, recognized award-winning director Mark Gantt is in the business of authentic, creative visual experiences. As one of the early pioneers of the digital era, Mark is best known for co-creating, producing and starring in the groundbreaking, Streamy award-winning web series, The Bannen Way for Crackle and Sony Television. He now channels his creative energies into directing features, television, commercials and branded series.

With a diverse, 20-year career in the industry, he has learned the business from the ground up, and had the good fortune of collaborating with top directors, including Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell, Sam Raimi, and Robert Rodriguez. As versatile as he is ambitious, Mark has demonstrated a penchant for the entire creative process, using forays into writing, acting, and producing to inform his directorial philosophies.

For two years running, Mark has created successful spots for ESPN and Nissan’s Heisman House campaign and popular branded campaigns for GMC, AOL, Better Sleep Council and Lifetime. He has the unique ability to work with a wide variety of individuals. From celebrities and professional actors, to athletes, “real people,” and newcomers, he’s able to capture the small, authentic gestures and behaviors that bring stories to life. In his craft, he is dedicated to capturing the raw realities of life, and demonstrating the inherent beauty of the everyday.

A multi-medium visual artist, Mark integrates his talents as an actor and photographer, into each production’s look and style. He utilizes technical expertise, a keen eye for detail, and a genuine love of storytelling to transform words from concepts into visual realities.

His feature directorial debut, Murder In Mexico, starring Colin Egglesfield, premiered on Lifetime and was well received by both critics and audiences. He also directed a dark action/drama pilot for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s New Form Digital called Intricate Vengeance. He is currently hard at work on a number of TV, Feature and Digital properties in various stages of development.

Mark lives in Los Angeles with his wife Brianne Davis and their two dogs.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

INTRICATE VENGEANCE
Winner – Bronze Telly Awards

DONOR
Winner “Best Director – Short Film” – FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest
Winner “Best of the Fest” – Nominated – Indie Cinema Series Festival
Nominated – Beverly Hills Shorts Festival
Nominated – Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

SUITE 7
Shannen Doherty – Best Individual Performance – Webby Awards
Best Dramatic Series – BANFF Rockies Award

MARTINE
Winner Best Horror/Suspense Short Film – New Orleans Media Festival
Nominated -Newport Beach Film Festival
Nominated – New York Short Film Festival
Nominated – LA International Short Film Festival


THE BANNEN WAY

STREAMY AWARDS
Winner “Best Actor in a Drama” – Mark Gantt
Winner “Best Drama” – Jesse Warren & Mark Gantt
Nominated – “Best Writing”
Nominated – “Best New Web Series”
Nominated – “Best Branded Series” – Jaguar

WEBBY AWARDS
Nominated “Best Drama Series”
Nominated “Best Editing”
Nominated “Best Actress” – Vanessa Marcil

BANFF ROCKIE AWARDS
Nominated “Best Drama Web Series”

 

REVIEWS

Lifetime’s MURDER IN MEXICO Raises the Bar in Storytelling of a ‘Based on a True Story’ Genre Movie under the Direction of Mark Gantt. It is not your ordinary Lifetime movie, it is smart, evokes thought and takes you on a ride of seeing both sides of the story that is being told. — Red Carpet Report

Directed by Mark Gantt from a script by Ron McGee, the movie shrewdly depicts what might have happened twice… Unlike some Lifetime movies – especially those that include adultery and a dead spouse – MURDER IN MEXICO doesn’t send its audience to bed with absolute clarity. That’s because this version of reality is content leaving some doubt about who might have outwitted whom, in a movie with a Hollywood connection, but not a Hollywood ending. — Variety

Best, so far, is the more sober, 11-minute GOOD IN BED, starring Jaime Murray (Dexter) and Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) as a divorcing couple brought together, for a moment at least, by that magical bed. — New York Times Review

Doherty is extremely compelling as a newly single woman in the upcoming installment COMPANY, directed by Mark Gantt. — GIGAOM 

DONOR is powered by performance above all, and the actors involved don’t disappoint in the slightest. If this were but part of a larger story, I would’ve kept watching. In the end, thanks to the direction, it’s an emotionally strong short film. — Film Threat

For GMC and AOL, the set-up provided ample opportunity to seamlessly integrate the Acadia. She’s looking for things for her home design store in the Cleveland area, so it makes sense that she would go pick a thing up with the GMC Acadia. — Video Ink

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