MFA in Film

Mark Christopher

Mark Christopher

Mark Christopher conducted a workshop on Directing Actors, and also screened the recent Director’s Cut of his film 54: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT.

Christopher premiered 54 at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival to enthusiastic audiences and excellent reviews.

Set at the world famous New York City nightclub Studio 54, the film starred Ryan Phillippe, Mike Myers, Salma Hayek and Mark Ruffalo. With 40 minutes of unseen material and no re-shoots, critic’s have hailed Christopher's 54 as a “jubilant resurrection,” a “lost gay classic,” and a film that moves beyond a normal director's cut into the realm of a different movie. Additionally, Christopher produced the hit double CD soundtrack for the film’s initial release and its number one single If You Could Read My Mind.

Christopher's festival comedy hit I won an Independent Spirit Award, and his award-winning short films have screened at MoMA and all major international film festivals, including Sundance, TIFF, New York and the Berlinale where ALKALI IOWA won the Teddy Award. Christopher currently has TV pilot deals with Warner Brothers (Cary Brokaw producing) Miramax, and Rampante, and has written one-hour pilots for CBS, Spelling, Fox and Logo/MTV. Christopher was the Creator/Executive Producer of Real Life: The Musical on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

His work has been reviewed and he has been profiled in such journals as The New York Times, The Guardian, Variety, The Wall Street Journal, Art Forum, and Vanity Fair.