Motion Pictures and Film | San Francisco Bay Area, US
I’m currently continuing production on my web series Lovers & Others. Check it out at loversandothers.tv and facebook.com/loversandothers.
For my work with Conscious Creative, a multimedia creative agency I founded with my wife Cheri in 2001, check out consciouscreative.com.
For my freelance video work, check out markarellano.com.
I'm also an avid runner.
I’ve lived everywhere, man, but in 2001 I came back home to the Bay Area, to where my heart is, and I’ve been based here ever since. While in Southern California, I studied filmmaking at UCLA, worked on ‘Saved By The Bell’ at NBC, did production and development for Miramax, and festival coordination for the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City and Cannes.
At Conscious Creative, I started out as an editor, then branched out into shooting, writing, directing and producing. I’ve been intimately involved in pretty much all aspects of production, from commercials to documentaries and everything in between. My sometimes award-winning work as a director, editor and/or cinematographer has been broadcast on TV, online, and has been screened at prominent and obscure film festivals worldwide.
I’ve had a front row seat as the industry has changed right before all of our very eyes. I’m old enough to have seen it all, yet young enough to not be jaded by it.
Other than that, I have ten fingers, ten toes, one son, one wife, and a dog named Lula.