Freshman year in High School, that's when it all started. My name is Mark Wright by the way. Some of my friends and I got together to do a class project. The project happened to be, "make a film portraying you own interpretation of Romeo and Juliet". I took the lead and even though the project turned out horrible, the film bug had bitten me. From then on during my high school years I looked for every chance I could make an excuse to make a film with my friends. Progressively the quality of our films became better until one day I decided that I wanted to continue doing this after high school.
College came, and I chose Full Sail University to be the college that I would learn some "real" film stuff not just something in my backyard figuring it out by myself. Through many great and bad experiences I made it through Full Sail with some films I am proud of. Including one documentary I wrote, directed and edited entitled, "Soup" that wound up winning the 2011 Enzian January Film Slam, receiving a Jury Prize in the 2011 Enzian Brouhaha Film Festival and Video Showcase and was an Official Selection at the Florida Film Festival. The next question on my mind though was how can I make a living making movies? The answer, LA.
After graduation I had less than $600 in my bank account and a car. I decided I needed to be in Los Angeles and was bound determined to get there anyway possible and so that's what I did. I shoved everything that could fit into my car and sold or gave away the rest. I started across the country from Orlando, Florida towards Los Angeles, California. When I arrived I had about $100, no place to live, no job and no one I knew. Some would call that crazy and stupid but I knew what I wanted. Within a week of arriving in LA, someone 'attempted' to rob my car, (from what I could tell, they weren't the most intelligent carjackers), I was awarded an $100 parking ticket from the gracious city of LA, backed into a curb destroying my exhaust system, and broke my smartphone. All in all, it was very eventful to say the least but nothing good comes without perseverance, so while all of this crazy stuff was happening I was applying for as many jobs as possible in the film and television world.
Luckily this story didn't end there. After three weeks of sleeping in my car and every so often a hostal (when I could afford it) I was hired by Hydraulx Films as a Visual Effects Editor / Nucoda Film Master Colorist.
Fast forward to today and I spend most of my time working at Hydraulx but find time to shoot and edit my own material. Recently, I have worked on Marvel's "The Avengers", "Snow White and the Huntsman", "What to Expect When Expecting" and "Tower Heist" with more projects in the pipeline including some of my own. Whenever I join a project, I am committed 100% to the project and I strive to meet my client's expectation's and my own. I will not stop until I am confident that we have the best product available. I don't do it for the money, I do it because I love it and want my work to affect people in an impactful way.