Mark is probably best known for co-creating, producing and starring in the award-winning The Bannen Way for Sony’s Crackle.com. This unique web series/feature film had a compelling cast which included Michael Ironside, Academy Award nominees Robert Forster and Michael Lerner, and Emmy winner Vanessa Marcil. Within the first 10 weeks of release, The Bannen Way garnered over 14 million views and went on to win 4 Streamy Awards including Best Actor (Mark Gantt), Best Drama, Best Director and Best Editor; as well as being nominated for two Webby Awards and a BANFF Award. The film is currently distributed internationally on VOD, DVD, iTunes and Amazon as a feature film.
Mark has spent over 23 years in the business on over 100 film, TV and commercial sets, starting as a production assistant and working his way up to prop master, art director, producer, writer and director. He was fortunate to have worked with the some of the top directors and cinematographers in the business: Steven Soderbergh, David O. Russell, Ed Zwick, Sam Raimi, Ulu Grosbard, Brad Silberling, Tony Bill, Gregory Nava, McG, James Foley, Robert Rodriguez, Bill Condon, Roger Deakins, Stephen Goldblatt, John Bailey and John Seale.
As an actor, Mark’s credits include American Horror Story, Major Crimes, Dexter, Ocean’s Eleven, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.