A woman is trapped in a world where everyone seems to have delusions of grandeur.
Director: Mark Datuin
Based in Toronto, Mark is an award-winning writer/director/producer who has a passion for film, songwriting, and innovative storytelling. After starting his own independent film company MAD Resilience Films, Mark made his directorial debut with Indiscriminate Eyes. His follow-up film, the domestic drama Six Degrees Without Separation met success in the 2013 film festival circuit and was nominated for Best Short Film at the Paterson Falls Film Festival. Mark ventured into musical theatre by writing, directing, and producing two stage shows simultaneously: the one-woman-show Midway to Angie which premiered at the London Fringe, and The Epitome of Regret: A Musical, which toured from Toronto to Vancouver.
In 2014, his film Basted won Best International Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival. The same film also garnered him a nomination for Best Director at the 2014 Gwinnett International Film Festival. He was one of the featured panelists in Atlanta, where he discussed the art of Writing a Short Film. Rounding out 2014, Mark directed the film adaptation of the stage play “Cut and Fried”, the 48-hour film challenge “Strangers on Bench”, and the critically acclaimed “White Lock”, which has been winning international accolades from Amsterdam to Milledgeville. It is touring the festival circuit including Toronto Canada, Goa India, Paterson New Jersey, and the Cannes Short Film Corner.
2015 promises to be a busy year with new challenges that includes the quirky short film “Notwithstanding”, web series “Davey’s Diary” and “Standardized”, the dark comedy “Sorry for Coming”, the urban microshort “Relatively Screwed”, and the tragic domestic drama “Still Closed”.