Whether he’s working on commercial 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 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 and two dogs. As a family of foodies, they are tackling local eateries one entree at a time.