CEO, Blue Tavern Productions
Mark received a BA in Critical Studies from USC’s Film School in 2012, where he graduated with honors and received fellowships to direct science/education videos for the Southern California Earthquake Center. Mark has directed and produced award-winning videos since 2003 for companies such as L’Oreal, American Express, StudentFilms, and the 48 Hour Film Project. He has been making movies and working on set for over a decade, is currently directing a feature length documentary, and overseeing freelance video services at Blue Tavern Productions LLC. Click HERE to see some sample work.
Mark’s freelance work in Los Angeles and time at USC has allowed him to build relationships with a reliable network of professionals at major agencies, rental houses, digital marketing and acquisitions, production crew freelancers, actors, composers, and more. These connections help to get friendly discounts and stretch a budget while achieving professional production value at every level of a project.
Blue Tavern's Team:
Partners, Advisors and Contractors
Raymond is the primary storyboard artist for Blue Tavern Productions, and a must-have contractor for large or elaborate productions. His credits include Warrior (2011), Jumper (2008), Dream Girls (2006), Murder By Numbers (2002), Three Kings (1999), and Batman & Robin (1997).
Raymond is able to provide affordable storyboarding services for your project, allowing for productive communication between the client and other creatives leading up to shooting days. He pulls from 20+ years of experience, working on Hollywood’s biggest films, to bring your vision to life on paper.
Matt is currently the Manager of Audience Development for Vimeo where he oversees film marketing campaigns ranging from $10k to over $1 Million. He is also the Producer of Marketing and Distribution on the Tribeca-winning film Farah Goes Bang which will have its release this April.
Matt started his career working for Scott Rudin. During Matt’s time there, Scott Rudin Productions released Moneyball, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Newsroom, and Book of Mormon. In 2013, Matt helped release the critically acclaimed film The Motel Life for Polsky Films, starring Emile Hirsch, and Dakota Fanning. Matt most recently worked as the Marketing Manager for Gravitas Ventures, and was responsible for all creative assets on high-profile releases. He also oversaw all aspects of The Bully Project from 2012-13, a social action campaign anchored by the award-winning documentary BULLY, which has reached over 21 million students.
Development, Marketing & Production Crew
Victoria began her entertainment career working for CAA, CBS and Sony, in addition to working with documentary director Ondi Timoner (two-time winner of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize). Victoria also worked for Oscar and Emmy winning talent manager and producer, Vincent Cirincione, from 2012-2014. She is currently a project coordinator with the multichannel network Fullscreen.
Having recieved her BA in media production at UNC Chapel Hill, and MA in Critical Studies from USC’s film school: Victoria is a valued contractor for shooting days and advisor for development and marketing.
Producer & Writer
Karin studied film and business law, graduating with a BA from USC in 2011. She wrote, directed and starred in a comedy series that won awards at the 2012 Webfest. In 2013 she wrote, produced a feature film, Ripe, and has been freelance writing and producing content for AFC Pictures, Yahoo Screen and others ever since. Karin is passionate about acting and has appeared in several viral videos link, indie features link and commercials.
Visual Effects Coordinator/Outsourcing
In 2012, Sorie graduated with a BA in Interactive Media from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is currently working at Method Studios (Jupiter Ascending, Night at the Museum, Guardians of the Galaxy) as a project manager. He has received multiple scholarships and awards over the past 5 years for his talent in shot compositing, VFX and academics. Before joining Method Sudios, Sorie worked as a freelance VFX outsourcing manager (domestic and international). Sorie is not only able to oversee the compositing of 3D elements and environments, but also has a talent for finding the most affordable route to achieve your project’s goals.