Mark Shogren graduated from the University of Washington School of Drama in 1997. After producing and directing several short documentaries, Mark was accepted into the Ohio University School of Film in 2000. Mark’s short film, Waterlillies (2004) was nominated for the prestigious Conrad Hall ASC Heritage Award for excellence in Cinematography. Mark’s films have been seen in numerous film festivals in both the United States and abroad including the Ohio Independent Film Festival, The DC Independent Film Festival and the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia. After Graduating from OU, Mark Moved to Washington D.C. where he continued to work as a cinematographer for short films and commercial projects as well as crewing on major television and Film projects such as the “West Wing” and HBO’s “The Wire”. In 2005 Mark relocated to NYC where he continued to work as a freelance filmmaker and teacher at Ramapo College of NJ. In 2006 Mark moved to Montana to teach in the University of Montana’s innovative School of Media arts where he became head of the undergraduate filmmaking area. Mark’s collaboration as cinematographer with his fellow Media arts faculty has resulted in several short films including The Leonard Suite Hotel (2008), directed by Professor Michael Murphy. The Leonard Suite Hotel received an award for editing and cinematography at the 5th annual Montana Cine International Film Festival. Career Opportunities in Poetry, (2008), directed by Professor Andrew Smith, was selected for screening as a part of the Cinema Lounge Series, sponsored by Film Independent, in Los Angeles and in October 2008 the film was selected for it’s festival debut in the Austin Film Festival. Mark recently served as cinematographer on the short film, “Be Again” which won Best Made in Montana Film at the 2010 Montana Cine International Film Festival.
- B.A. University of Washington
- M.F.A. Ohio University