Mark Edward Lewis
Highly inventive US director and post production supervisor, Mark Edward Lewis spent his formative years training the art of musical composition. After writing music for film and television for twenty years, Mark realized that his passion included the directing side of cinema as well. Borrowing and bartering cameras, and lighting, he began writing, directing and producing his own “no budget” short films with any crew and cast willing to work, including students and staff at the Korean private school where he taught. More than a decade of post production work as an editor and audio mixer allowed Mark to apply his wide knowledge of the post production process to his own productions. The wide acclaim for his early work had him fund his professional entry into filmmaking with his short film, “Barely Alive.” Shot in HD, this short went on to enjoy wide international success in the festival circuit.
Spurred on by this success, Mark gathered together weapons experts from the stunt world and shot his next short film, “La Fleur de la Bataille.” This short went on to win “Best Short” at the “Film Artists’ Newtork Film Festival in Los Angeles.” In 2005, Mark produced and directed three short films in the time allotted for one in the infamous “168 Hour Film Project;” one winning best documentary (“LEM 168”) and one being a festival finalist (“The Crusader”).
Additionally, 2005 saw the advent of his directorial feature debut in Calgary, AB Canada with the hilarious mockumentary on Karaoke, “Reverb.” Produced by his fellow music majors from his years at Azusa Pacific University, the film went on to win the “Audience Choice Award” at in Toronto, ONT, Canada and be the only film required to receive more than one screening at the Calgary International Film Festival due to over-attendance.
In 2007, Mark began working steadily as a Cinematographer for the cable network “Veria.” He shot nearly 50 episodes of television and created the look for two series including developing the data systems management that many production houses use today for non-tape cameras. During this time, he was also the HD systems management and Camera operator for Star Trek: The World Enough and Time starring George Takei.
Throughout his foray into production, Mark was ceaseless in his passion for post production and music composition. He continued writing music for films, producing hit records for the Korean market and editing numerous projects for film and television. Mark quickly became the go-to authority on such software as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, After Effects, Vienna Ensemble and all things Macintosh.
It wasn’t until he began winning awards as a sound designer and dub mixer that he found his stride as a Post Production Supervisor. Having worked professionally and won awards in nearly every aspect of production and post, and possessing a masterful understanding of the film making process, Mark became a massive resource to producers who could see the value of one such as he bringing his knowledge and team to complete post production.
Recently, Mark re-entered the Sci-Fi world by completing Star Trek: Phase II’s episode “Kitumba” as Post Production Supervisor. He also contributed heavily to Star Trek: Axanar as Post Production Supervisor and Re-Recording Mixer. Mark has most recently directed Star Trek New Voyages: “Mind-Sifter” which has heralded critical acclaim and widespread accolades. For the coming year, Mark’s directorial production slate includes his own pilot, “Triad,” webisodic versions of “Omega 1,” and “Chris Cowboy,” several episodes of “MovieMaze” and more Star Trek episodes.
Mark can be regularly seen throwing boomerangs, practicing piano, playing cut-throat amateur ultimate Frisbee or on the phone handling someone’s workflow with a grin.