MFA Film and Theater Directing, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
BA Communication Studies, Film and New Media, University of Missouri

Courses Taught: Film 100 (Introduction to Film), Film 130 (Film Genres), Film 131 (Narrative Film), Film 151 (Scriptwriting), Film 158 (Directing), Film 159 (Film Production Management)

Mark McKeown is a writer, director and producer. Born and raised into a talented Texas family, Mark has created and conceived acclaimed films, plays, performance installations and short form multi-media pieces.

Mark has served on the staff of both the Sundance and TriBeCa Film Festivals and earned his MFA graduate degree in Film & Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts. Some of his ‘hardware’ from CalArts includes a prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Scholarship, the Flixus Interdisciplinary Production Grant; and, was named as a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, Carol Fielding UFVA Grant, and a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship.

He currently teaches at the illustrious National Film Institute at the University of the Philippines, and has numerous irons in the fire including: several speculative feature scripts, a documentary for NatGeo, hosting and directing an international culinary quest, two bawdy cable comedy narratives, and, even a Food Network cooking show!

He continues to act on stage and screen, and is available for consultation for your next media project.