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Hi. My name is Mark Brown. I’m a photographer, FAA certified drone pilot and filmmaker based in Minneapolis. I’m currently the Director of Photography at the University of St. Thomas, where I oversee visual communications efforts across campus. I have over 15 years of experience as a photographer, director, cinematographer, editor, journalist and visual marketing expert. My work has been featured in national ad campaigns, respected film festivals and in numerous publications. Outside of work I am an independent documentary filmmaker and spend a lot of time camping and hiking through the woods with my wife, son and our rescue dog.

CONTACT:      612.244.0098       MARK@TWINTOWNMEDIA.COM

CLIENTS

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • The Gary Sinise Foundation

  • Regions Hospital

  • Credo Nonfiction

  • Washington University

  • West Virginia University

  • West Virginia Living Magazine

  • Minnesota Business Aviation Association

  • Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

  • SnowWolf

  • Stonebrooke Equipment

  • University of St. Thomas

  • University of Minnesota

  • Bolster Brand Engagement

  • The Mayo Clinic

  • The Council on American Islamic Relations

  • UnitedHealthcare

  • McDonalds

RECOGNITION

  • Best Short Documentary - 2014 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2014 New Orleans Film Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2014 Taos Shortz Film Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • 1st Place - 2014 Square Lake Film and Music Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2014 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2014 MNTV program on Minnesota Public Television (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2014 Walker Art Center Best Buy Video Screening Booth (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Official Selection - 2015 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (SHARKEY)

  • Official Selection - 2015 MNTV program on Minnesota Public Television (SHARKEY)

  • 1st Place - 2015 Square Lake Film and Music Festival (SHARKEY)

  • Solo Screening - 2016 Hamline University (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Solo Screening - 2016 Marine on St. Croix Documentary Series (Sermon of the Serpent and SHARKEY)

  • Official Selection - 2016 Ethnograph Film Festival - Paris, France (Sermon of the Serpent)

  • Recipient of a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant

  • Official Selection - 2017 Square Lake Film and Music Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2017 MN State Fair Fine Arts Photography Competition

  • Official Selection - 2018 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Solo Screening - 2018 University of St. Thomas (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - Burning Hammer Film Festival - London (SHARKEY)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Bellingham Music Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Duluth Superior Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 MNTV program on Minnesota Public Television (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Vox Popular Media Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Hells Half Mile Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Superfest International Disability Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Big Water Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2018 Sound Unseen Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

  • Official Selection - 2019 Frozen River Film Festival (Gaelynn Lea - The Songs We Sing)

PUBLICATIONS

  • The Los Angeles Times

  • The Washington Post

  • The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch

  • USA Today

  • The Utne Reader

  • West Virginia Living Magazine

  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • The City Pages

  • The Eugene Register-Guard

  • The Santa Barbara Independent

  • West Virginia Illustrated

  • The Associated Press

  • Urban Velo Magazine

  • The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • The St. Paul Pioneer Press

  • Minnesota Public Radio

  • Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

  • Minnesota Monthly

  • The Guardian

  • Newsweek

  • The New York Times

  • The New York Times Review of Books

 

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