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How Mark Gantt Has Changed The Way Things Are Done In Horror

Mark Gantt is a multi-talented film industry professional who has done it all at one time or another. He is well known for being an actor, director, producer, and writer. However, when new filmmakers look at his work, they are often drawn to the amazing way he has used the internet.

Mark Gantt didn’t actually get his start in horror, but probably made the greatest early impact in his role as Neal Bannen and executive producer of “The Bannen Way.” This crime drama series helped him to draw on his own experiences as a member of a law enforcement family.

“The Bannen Way” was carried as a completely exclusive online experience, and won a Streamy Award for its outstanding writing, acting, direction and production. During this time, Mark had to fight for the production to be recognized, since it was “geoblocked” and not available to the entire World Wide Web.

The quality of “The Bannen Way” helped to change the Streamys, leading to a ruling that geoblocked content was eligible for the award. Besides this, Gantt was able to demonstrate that a web-only focus could build up a dedicated following while reducing production costs.

At The BB Basement, we respect everything Mark has done so far — so it’s important to direct some attention to his latest achievement, the successful crowd funding of “The Night Visitor.”

“The Night Visitor” Achieved Production Faster Thanks To Mark Gantt’s Savvy

Following his success with “The Bannen Way,” Mark was looking for innovative ways to bring his vision to life and he found it in the form of Kickstarter. Kickstarter was the perfect platform to fund “The Night Visitor,” and he used it expertly.

“The Night Visitor” was a horror/sci-fi tale about a family in turmoil. A couple must struggle to save their marriage while protecting their son from an invisible “Night Visitor” with terrible powers.

With the success of “The Night Visitor,” the path was open to “The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story,” which will continue the tale. Naturally, the collaboration between Mark Gantt and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will continue as well!

Wondering how to get your creative ambitions realized? It’s important to carry the same spirit of creativity and innovation into your funding and marketing that you do in your acting and directing. Mark Gantt has definitely shown how to do it — and we foresee great things for him in the future!

How Mark Gantt Has Changed The Way Things Are Done In Horror

 

 
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MARK GANTT MAJOR CRIMES

 

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On Set of TNT's MAJOR CRIMES

 
BLUFF - Now avail on ZoweeTV
 
Watch the first six episodes on ZoweeTV now!

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MARK GANTT | CREATING VISUALLY COMPELLING PITCHES

I guess the days are over when you just walk into pitches and say things like, “It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off meets The Godfather.”

 
Podcast From America

PODCAST FROM AMERICA: EPISODE 5 WITH MARK GANTT

Welcome to the Christmas episode of PODCAST FROM AMERICA, with my special guest Mark Gantt, a talented actor/writer/producer/director, who I was lucky enough to speak to at the beginning of October. You can listen to the show via iTunes by clicking this link.

I’ve been following Mark’s career with interest since I met him on the set of Sony’s The Bannen Way, just over a year ago. He and his Bannen co-creator, Jesse Warren, were on day 18 of a 19-day shoot at the Lacy Street Studios in east LA, filming their ground-breaking high-production value web series, about a gangster who wants to go straight.

I blogged at the time that ‘Hollywood’s future was in Bannen’s hands‘, and after the series scored more than 14 million hits, and went on to be sold as a feature on DVD, I think they ably demonstrated that well-produced, original web shows can have clout. Their model is very new, but proves that there is another viable way that talented actors, producers and directors, who might otherwise not get the chance, can showcase their talents.

Mark’s now an authority on making shows on the web, and runs a kick-ass course on the subject – find out more at www.ganttworkshops.com.

He also has a host of projects coming up, including the episode of Suite 7 that he directed, starring Eddie McClintock and Jaime Murray, which is out now.

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Episode 28: Mark Gantt (Part 1)

August 10, 2010

Episode 28: Mark Gantt (Part 1)

In Episode 28, Trev and AJ chat about what's been keeping them (very) busy, answer a listener voicemail, and talk about the casting process before jumping into Part 1 of a majorly kickass interview with actor/writer/director/producer — and co-creator of award-winning webseries (and now feature-length film) The Bannen Way — Mark Gantt. Total running time: 53:15.

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Directing Awards & Nominations

DONOR
(short Film)
Currently being distributed on SnagFilms


Winner "Best Director - Short Film"

FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Fest 2012

Winner "Best of the Fest"
Indie Cinema Series Festival 2012

Official Selection
Beverly Hills Shorts Festival 2012

Official Selection
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

Winner Best Actress - Alexis Boozer
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival 2012

SUITE 7
(Digital Series)
Currently distributed on LIFETIME.COM

Shannen Doherty - Best Individual Performance
Webby Awards 2012

Best Dramatic Series
BANFF Rockies Award 2011

MARTINE
(Short Film)

Winner Best Horror/Suspence Short Film
New Orleans Media Festival 2004
Official Selection
Newport Beach Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
New York Short Film Festival 2004

Official Selection
Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2004



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