Mark Titus is a writer + director and the principal owner of August Island Pictures in Seattle. He is currently directing The Breach – winner of the Best International Documentary Jury Award at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland. www.thebreachfilm.com
Mark Titus spent his 20s as an Alaskan fishing guide – falling head over heels for wild salmon and wild places. He also began working on the craft of screenwriting – finishing several screenplays while living in the wilderness.
In 2004, Mark Titus’ script, “TSONOQUA (The Wild Woman)” won the Washington State Screenplay Competition. He’s studied acting at the University of Oregon, directing at Vancouver Film School and directing actors with Judith Weston.
As a filmmaker, Mark Titus directed the short documentary, “Fins” in 2003. The three shorts he’s produced since then have screened at over 25 film festivals worldwide. Two of them received international distribution deals.
Mark Titus’ first feature length documentary, The Breach premiered in 2014. Since then The Breach has garnered multiple awards and screened in 20 cities across the US. The Breach is in distribution with Filmbuff and is available on seven VOD platforms. www.thebreachfilm.com
On the commercial side, Mark Titus has written, directed and produced brand films for clients like: Amazon, Darigold, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy, Nintendo, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, The University of Washington, United Nations Development Programme, Washington’s Lottery and World Vision.
When not making films, you can usually find Mark chasing salmon around the Salish Sea or Southeast Alaska.