Motion Pictures and Film | San Francisco Bay Area, US
This chapter of my story begins in Los Angeles in 1998, where after several years of wandering, drifting and rambling about North America, I settled down in LA where 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. In 2001, I came back home to the Bay Area, and founded multimedia production agency Conscious Creative (consciouscreative.com) with Cheri Arellano, my wife and partner. At Conscious Creative, I started out as an editor, then branched out into shooting, writing, directing and producing.
I’ve had a front row seat as the industry has changed right before everyone's eyes, and have 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 cinematographer has been broadcast on TV, online, and has been screened at prominent and obscure film festivals worldwide.
I’m currently continuing production on my web series Lovers & Others (loversandothers.tv, facebook.com/loversandothers).
For my freelance video work, check out markarellano.com.