Mark Stouffer is winner of 75 international awards, including 3 Emmy Awards, 9 Emmy Award Nominations, and a Directors Guild of America, Best Director
Nomination. Mark’s production background began at age 18 in partnership with brothers Marty and Marshall. With minimal gear and funds the Stouffer brothers hit the road, producing Endangered Species of North America, an award-winning
film that earned its own pavilion at World Expo Spokane where it was viewed by millions. The Stouffer brothers’ high adventures as teens were chronicled in the Warner Brothers $20 million dollar motion picture created and produced by Mark Stouffer entitled Wild America, starring Jonathan Taylor-Thomas. In that early era, ABC, NBC and PBS Network Specials Mark directed included The Predators, hosted by Robert Redford, The Man Who Loved Bears, hosted by Henry Fonda, and 132 episodes of the award-winning television Series, Wild America, hosted by Marty Stouffer.
Receiving a Masters Degree in Cinematography from Brooks Institute, Mark moved into mainstream entertainment, forming a partnership with Jerry Weintraub and the most popular recording artist of the era, John Denver. With Mark directing, producing and writing, and John Denver performing, the successful duo produced many of John Denver’s highest rated Specials including John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Reunion, John Denver’s The Higher We Fly, and John Denver’s Music in the Mountains with guest stars Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, and Olivia Newton-John.
Mark’s first move into feature motion pictures was writing, producing and directing Man Outside in 1985 starring Robert Logan, Brad Dillman, and Kathleen Quinlan. Originally distributed by U.K.’s Virgin Group, MGM and Samuel Goldwyn Company, Man Outside aired extensively on HBO and was an Official Selection of the Florence Film Festival.
In a move displaying savvy marketing skills in partnership with Michael and Roger King of King World Productions, Mark inspired the formation of King World Direct, earning $57 million in direct response sales of home-videos he directed and produced.
In the 1990s, Mark undertook a decade of directing many of National Geographic’s highest rated Specials including – Braving Alaska hosted by Martin Sheen, earning Mark a DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directing – Survivors of the Skeleton Coast hosted by Peter Coyote – Tigers of the Snow, Nominated for 5 Prime Time Emmy Awards, winning one – Pursuit of the Giant Bluefin – Search for the Submarine I-52, and Secrets of the Wild Panda, winning Mark a Prime Time Emmy Award for Directing.
Mark’s recent endeavors include directing the award-winning adventure, Apollo F-1 Expedition in collaboration with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – the sci-fi feature, Creature of Darkness starring Devon Sawa – the comedy feature, Dog Gone starring French Stewart and Kevin Farley, released by Universal Studios – and the family feature, Midnight Stallion starring Kris Kristofferson, released by Gaiam-Vivendi.
Mark has appeared in four interviews for NBC’s Today Show and been featured in articles for Forbes, Time, Newsweek, People, USA Today and numerous other publications. Based in Santa Barbara, California, Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Cinematography, and is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.
Represented by: Tessa Shaffer