Mark Naccarato

Board Member

While working in Nashville’s TV and film production industry, Mark Naccarato‘s first TV spec script caught the attention of producers at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and he was invited to the Paramount lot to pitch to the legendary sci-fi series. Even though he didn’t make a sale, the first story Mark pitched to DS9 was nearly identical to a story that was already in production.

 

Encouraged by that experience and then by a near-sale on Star Trek: Voyager the following year, Mark decided to make his first “real” independent film in 2002. The Crusader, a superhero movie disguised as a true-crime reality show was a cult hit at comic conventions across the South and punched above its weight with a budget of less than $3,000 using a cast and crew of over a hundred unpaid volunteers. Mark’s current short film, The Romulan War, puts a spin on the sci-fi effects movie by using a documentary format and “found footage” from an interstellar war in the 22nd century.

Mark’s TV pilot The Local has placed in multiple screenplay competitions and is ranked in the Top 2% of all scripts on Coverfly while another pilot, The Exodusters, is ranked in Coverfly’s Top 8%. He has also co-produced several micro-budget features shot in Tennessee, including the western Potter’s Ground and horror film Gates of Flesh.

Mark is the creator and executive producer of the Page 2 Screen television series, which is a production of the Tennessee Screenwriting Association.

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