A graduate of the Syracuse University film program, Mark Ching spent his post-graduate years apprenticing with David Williams, whose first feature, Lillian, captured a Jury Distinction Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Williams’s next film, crewed almost exclusively by Williams (directing and shooting) and Ching (recording sound and operating boom), screened at the Toronto Film Festival, New Directors New Films and the Berlin Film Festival, where it garnered the Don Quixote Prize. That film, Thirteen, also won the “Someone To Watch” award at the 1999 Independent Spirit Awards. Williams acknowledged Mark’s contribution by lensing Mark’s feature film, Beyond Expectations, which screened at the American Independent, James River and the Beverly Hills Film Festivals.
Since completing work on Beyond Expectations, Mark worked as a producer and editor in Los Angeles, where he completed the documentary Charles E. Merrill: An American Tycoon for Georgia Public Television. He also created the Legacy of Leadership films for the George C. Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia, co-wrote The Hour of Decision with Gunther Hauk, and owns Deareborne Media Works, a commercial production company. Mark’s short film, “Stories of Aimee,” received an Academy Foundation grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
as writer, producer, director
Stories of Aimee (15:00)
Beyond Expectations (94:00)
George C. Marshall: Legacy of Leadership (28:30)
Election Day (15:00)
The Judgment of Parrish (feature, in development)
as editor and producer
Charles E. Merrill: An American Tycoon
The Hour of Decision
Contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org