Mark Christopher works as a writer/director in the US, Europe and Brazil.
Mark Christopher works as a writer/director in the US, Europe and Brazil. His first feature film, 54, about New York's Studio 54 starred Ryan Phillippe, Mike Myers, Salma Hayek, Mark Ruffalo, and was famously butchered by Harvey Weinstein during post-production. After 17 years and much legal wrangling, Christopher and producer Jonathan King premiered the restored 54: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT at the Berlin International Film Festival to celebratory reviews and a new life in worldwide release.
Christopher’s current projects are the original musical Mid-Century Moderns, currently in virtual workshop, the Brazilian series Rolando no Rio with TV Globo, and the feature film SARA, a Czech/German thriller set in Berlin. He has TV pilots with Warner Brothers, CBS, Fox, and Logo/MTV. He created Real Life: The Musical on the Oprah Winfrey Network. His award-winning short films THE DEAD BOYS CLUB, ALKALI IOWA, and HEARTLAND have screened at the Museum of Modern Art and numerous international film festivals, including the Berlinale where ALKALI won the Teddy Award. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, The Guardian, Variety, The Wall Street Journal, Art Forum, and Vanity Fair. Christopher is from rural Fort Dodge, Iowa, has an MFA from Columbia University and speaks fluent Portuguese.