Mark Rinehart graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Minor in Visual Arts). He then moved to Portland, Oregon and began to work as a freelance lighting technician in the Northwest film community. Since then he has worked on three Hollywood features, a number of commercials, and several independent films. While working as a technician, he has been steadily developing as a director of documentary films. His current reel includes a film called Elements, a piece that exposes the lives of a troupe of firedancers called Akala Fire. The South by Southwest Digital Video festival will screen a music video directed and shot by Mark for a Capitol records signed band called The Dandy Warhols. The video is currently being distributed on Australian MTV.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:
Shelly Fay Videography Scholarship, awarded by Northern California Chapter of National Television Academy, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 24:32 MIN.
BASE is an acronym for Building, Antenna, Span, Earth. It represents the fixed objects from which BASE jumps are made.
Dice Life will attempt to show and explain the motivation behind a person who has given all decision making powers to the random roll of a single green die. The film visually expounds on the philosophies of a cult-book called "The Dice Man". In addition it will provide information as to why this idea is so compelling to the many *dice people* who actively follow author Luke Rhinehart's philosophies. Matt Scullan is the primary subject who will be captured actively participating in the "Dice Life".
VIDEO DURATION: 10:30 MIN.
Propane Rain is a film about the San Francisco machine art group, The Seemen, and its founder Kal Spelltich. While exploring Kal's attitudes towards fear, fire and audience participation the film centers on a rare live show in the very warehouse where Kal both lives and lets the audience members operate his dangerous machines.
Awards, Festivals, and Screenings
Golden Gate Award Nomination, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2003
Honorable Mention, Marin County Film Festival, 2002
Perth International Film Festival, 2002
16mm black and white film
Vehicularly Housed follows a subculture of San Francisco urbanites who have escaped oppressive rent by choosing to live in their vehicles.