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I'm an actor who hates waiting for shit to happen... So I create...

One of the projects I'm most proud of is my Streamy award winning series I co-created and starred in called The Bannen Way for Sony's Crackle.com.

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Bannen WATCH EPISODE #1

Episode 1: The Criminal Lifestyle

Neal Bannen wants to get out of the criminal lifestyle forever… but he owes $150,000 to the notorious prison gangster Sonny Carr. After failing to triple his money and losing all his money in a poker game, Bannen’s forced to do one more job.

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GANTT PHOTOGRAPHY

My new photography site is up and running. You can check out all my new photos as well as order limited edition, signed, and numbered giclee prints.

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Past Events 2011

DECEMBER 11
Dexter episode airs on Showtime

NOVEMEMBER 22
New series Once Upon by YouTube genius Myster Guitar Man launches. New episode every Tuesday.

NOVEMBER 6
Shooting PSA for Everybody Walk

NOVEMBER 2
Shooting new scripted series with Mystery Guitar Man and Taryn O'neill

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OCTOBER 13
Shooting Toyota Prius ad with director Alexx Henry

SEPTEMBER 21
Shooting McKenna Bourbon commercial

SEPTEMBER 19
Shooting an episode of DEXTER.

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AUGUST 16
THE GUILD
Created by Felicia Day and directed by Sean Becker. Starring Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis and Guest Starring Mark Gantt.

AUGUST 8
LEAP YEAR
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LEAP YEAR - EP #10
Season Finale of the Branded Webseries created by Wilson Cleveland and starring Yuri Baranovsky, Wilson Cleveland, Alexis Boozer, Craig Bierko and Julie Warner
with  Mark Gantt

JULY 11
Mark stars in a new trailer for Faux Film Fleshlightning with Jenna Haze, directed by Brandon Dermer.
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JUNE 17
Mark shoots national network commercial for Kenmore

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JUNE 15
Mark nominated for two BANFF Rockies Awards for The Bannen Way and an episode of Suite 7 he directed with Shannen Doherty.

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JUNE 9
Mark will be speaking on panel at NATPE's PicthCon


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MAY 29
Mark will be on the very cool Radio Talk show KLEAN RADIO

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MAY 11
Mark participating in Brian Rodda Consulting's Fireside Chat

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MAY 10-15
Mark acting in super secret project. Details revealed soon.

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MAY 8
Mark speaking on Mark & Elaine Zicree's SUPERMENTORS 2 Day Filmmakers Class with Michael Nankin, Neil Johnson and Suzanne Lyons.

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MAY 6-7
Mark acting in a comedy short written & directed by Brandon Dermer

MAY 4
Mark will be participating in The Young Storytellers Foundation 2011 Big Show at 6PM - Linwood Howe Elementary

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MAY 3
Mark will be speaking on panel at Digital Hollywood's Content Summit

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APRIL 7-9
Mark shoots National SEARS Commercial.

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MARCH 12-15
Mark attends SXSW Interactive & Film Festival

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FEBRUARY 20
Mark shoots a Guest-Star role on new Branded series called LEAP YEAR created by Wilson Cleveland, Yuri & Vlad Baranovsky

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JANUARY 28
Mark's second episode he directed for SUITE 7 airs. Episode #7 - Company written by Wilson Cleveland & Yuri Baranovsky starring Shannen Doherty & Wilson Cleveland.

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Youtube Channel

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Mark Gantt - One Minute Reel 2013

 
Film Threat review of DONOR

Mark Gantt’s short film Donor focuses on a couple on the verge of a huge life event. Sammy (Alexis Boozer) is about to donate her eggs to another couple, and her commitment-phobic-until-now boyfriend John (Trevor Algatt) is not sure it’s the right thing to do. Over the course of their morning, the two go back and forth on everything from faith to fertility as they try to reconcile their feelings and fears.

A film like this is a straight-up acting showpiece, as it captures a moment in a day and lets the camera soak in the performances on display. Alexis Boozer and Trevor Algatt do an incredible job with the short time they’re given to make an impression in this film. The dialogue, which could be considered a little too stilted or on-the-nose on the page, comes across as natural when delivered by the duo; the film’s emotional gear-shifts never feel forced or false.

In the end, Donor is powered by performance above all, and the actors involved don’t disappoint in the slightest. If this were but part of a larger story, I would’ve kept watching. As it is, though, it’s an emotionally strong short film.

 
Meridian Series Launched

Written & Directed by Joe Penna (AKA MysteryGuitarMan)
Starring: Orlando Jones, Rick Overton, Mary Alyce Kania & Mark Gantt

 
DONOR - Official Selection Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

Alexis Boozer wins Best Overall Actress at the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival for her role in DONOR.

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Rogue Cinema Reviews - DONOR

Donor (2012) - By Brian Morton

There are decisions in life that will affect both you and others for the rest of their lives. One of those is the focus of a new short from director Mark Gantt called Donor. Here’s the story:

Sammy has decided to sell an egg, and her longtime boyfriend, John is having some second thoughts, which leads the relationship into a bit of rocky territory.

What’s really happening here is 2 things. 1, we’re seeing that things that affect a woman also have major affects on the man in her life, and 2, Gantt is using this short to make a statement about women’s rights and, it seems to me, the so-called ‘war on women’ that we’ve been hearing about ad-nauseum for the past year! The bottom line here, to me, is that just because you do something, you shouldn’t think that it only affects you…and, ultimately, what any person (man or woman) does with their body is up to them.

Donor is an interesting look at an interesting and provocative topic, it’s well written, well acted and is just a great short that will make you think and have you talking. I’m giving Donor 4 out of 4 cigars, for not being just a good story, but for being thought provoking without being preachy! Find out more over at http://www.donorshortfilm.com.

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Cinema Crazed Review - DONOR

The drive for "Donor" that keeps the film afloat are the duel performances and writing. Without them, "Donor" feels like an ultimately hazy and foggy film in regards toward its intent. It's a film that claims to be about god and love, but in the end I could never actually decide if "Donor" was about. Does it discourage donating eggs to help couples conceive since it may be against God? Is it for donating eggs? Is it merely an objective short film about a moment in a couple's life, meant to incite conversation among audiences? I could never quite be sure. In either case, "Donor" is a strong and very compelling short film thanks to the tight writing and excellent performances from the duel cast of Trevor Algatt and Alexis Boozer.

Meanwhile, the character of Sam seems to ride on the motives of helping people, while helping herself in the process. Mark Gantt directs the short with great directorial finesse, allowing the actors to keep the film moving along, and it works. I found the performances to be strong and very powerful and they really do add urgency to the plot and ultimate conflict involving religion, priority, and the future.

While I was never sure on the intent of the premise and mission behind, "Donor" is a very entertaining short film thanks to its set of powerful performances and good direction. This is definitely a thought provoking cinematic effort worthy of an audience.

 
Best Director - First Glance Films - Philadelphia

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15th ANNUAL

FIRSTGLANCE FILM FEST

PHILADELPHIA

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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996 is proud to announce these amazing indie films and directors to be presented at our 15th annual event on November 9-11, 2012 at

The Franklin Institute's Franklin Theater, Center City, Philadelphia

SCREENING:
November 10, 2012 @ 3:45

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LATEST

JUNE 30
Shooting Top-Of-Show Guest-star on TNT's MAJOR CRIMES
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MAY 26
Shooting begins on LIFELINE opposite Kathleen Gati(General Hospital)

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FEBRUARY 15
Begin filming THE NIGHT VISITOR 2: HEATHER'S STORY starring Mark Gantt, Jennifer Blanc, Caitlin Carmichael, Brianne Davis, Gary Cairns, Hudson Pischer and Chip Coffey. The film will be directed by Brianne Davis.

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DECEMBER 14
THE NIGHT VISITOR screens as part of the ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FESTIVAL in San Francisco.

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NOVEMBER 13
Shooting Los Angeles portion of THE SECOND REIGN OF NIGHT
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SEPTEMBER 2
Mark begins shooting lead role in THE SECOND REIGN OF NIGHT, written and directed by Antoni Sole. Shooting in Barcelona, Spain.

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AUGUST 16-18
Check out Mark at the HOT AS HELL WEB SERIES FAN FEST in Palm Springs

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JULY 1
Begin shooting HIDDEN IN THE WOODS in Houston, Texas opposite William Forsythe.

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JUNE 13
On panel for SAG-AFTRA's Liferaft with Yuri Baravovsky, Ian Moffit, Helena Santos and Zadi Diaz
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MAY 1
Moderating panel at Digital Hollywood CONTENT SUMMIT.

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APRIL 7
Shooting Pilot D-TEC, a series for new second screen technology Samsung.

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APRIL 4
Begin shooting THE NIGHT VISITOR. Produced by Mark Gantt, Directed by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and starring Brianne Davis, Gary Cairns, Tara Buck, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Mark Gantt.

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MARCH 1
Booked new feature film HIDDEN IN THE WOODS. They are shooting the English Language version with Michael Biehn.

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FEBRUARY 18
Mark begins teaching acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Mark began studying with Milton Katselas in 1999.

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FEBRUARY 9TH
Final day of shooting on WHOA! with Taryn Southern, Linda Blair and Leslie Jordan.

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FEBRUARY 4TH
First season of new digital series THE INN launches. Created by Steve Silvmeran and stars Crystal Chappell and myself. I come towards the end of this season.

FEBRUARY 1-4
Shooting great film with Joe Penna again. Very excited about this project!

JANUARY 19 - 20
Shooting pilot presentation for new digital series WHOA! Created by Scott Richter, starring Linda Blair and myself!

JANUARY 12
Shooting scenes from new feature film FINDING CALI

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DECEMBER 2
DONOR selected as part of the Unofficial GOOGLE+ Film Festival
Alexis Boozer wins Best Overall Actress
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DECEMBER 2012
Begin shooting new digital series THE INN opposite Crystal Chappell (Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light, Venice the series)
Created by Steven Silverman (Pretty The Series)

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NOVEMBER 12
New series MERIDIAN premiers on FOURTH WALL Studio's RIDESTV and on MYSTERY GUITAR MAN'S YouTube channel - November 20th.

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NOVEMBER 8-10
First Glance Film Festival - Philadelphia
I won BEST DIRECTOR for DONOR!

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NOVEMBER 6-7
Speaking at the 2nd Annual

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OCTOBER 2012
Shooting new TV Series BLUFF in Calgary, Alberta created by Jewelle Colwell

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SEPTEMBER 29
Shooting new series MERIDIAN by Joe Penna (MysteryGuitarMan) with Orlando Jones. Yeah I'm playing that douchy office manager.

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SEPTEMBER 8-10
Producing new online series
Created and Executive Produced by Sybil Temtchine & Steve Peros
Directed by Perry Andelin Blake
Executive Produced by Mark Gantt
Starring: Sybil Temtchine, Dennis Dugan, Frank Coraci, Eric Avari, Gwendolyn Yeo, Mark Gantt, Brianne Davis and Michael Lerner

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JULY 15
Completed shooting Pilot Presentation THE PROGRAM that I produced and starred in.
Created by Matt Lutz, Directed by Dylan Mulick
With Robert Forster, Kate Siegel and Brett Fliesher

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APRIL 28-29
Shooting project with web funny man Jon Lajoie and Roddy Piper (one of the nicest guys I've met) - Check Roddy Piper and Jon Lajoie's site.

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APRIL 17
Attending AMONG FRIENDS screening at Universal City

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APRIL 9
Shannen Doherty honored for Best Individual Performance from the 2012 Webby Awards in the SUITE 7 episode "Company" that Mark directed. Episode was written by Yuri Baranovsky and stars Shannen and Wilson Cleveland.

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APRIL 1
DONOR - directed by Mark Gantt WINS "Best of the Fest" Award at INDIE CINEMA SERIES FESTIVAL


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MARCH 24
Short film I directed DONOR screens at BEVERLY HILLS SHORTS FEST
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FEBRUARY 20
SECRET PROJECT REVEALED - I'm shooting HUNGER GAMES fan film STAR SQUAD playing Dr. Aurelius.

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FEBRUARY 4
Shooting a few episodes of new digital series.

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