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Mark D.


New Orleans, LA
Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Member since:

August 17, 2011


Please tell us a bit about your interests in films

More than anything else I love a good story with a powerful narrative, so these days I'm much more into the independents than the Hollywood variety. My film-related background is varied. I'm a writer-director and have made several television documentaries. For the past 11 years I have been an organizer of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and I'm the co-founder of Cinema Italiano, an Italian film festival in Santa Barbara, CA. Currently I have an on-line blog about foreign and American independent film at

What do you expect to get out of this meetup group?

I look forward to sharing my enjoyment of film with others. Prior to my move back to New Orleans, I belonged to film groups in Santa Barbara and Ventura, CA.


I grew up in New Orleans but moved to Southern California 32 years ago. Now I'm returning home.


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