Mark oversees the feature film division at Lin Pictures. He is co-producing the following movies at Warner Bros.: THE BROTHERHOOD with Jose Padilha attached to direct; a remake of THE BODYGUARD; an ACME movie based on Looney Tunes’ ACME factory with Steve Carell attached to star; BONE, based on Jeff Smith’s beloved comics; THE KARMA COALITION by Shawn Christensen; and SPY HUNTER, based on the popular Midway videogames. Mark is also executive producing THE TENDER BAR at Sony, which is based on the beloved memoir by JR Moehringer.
Mark grew up in London where he received his BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. While at college, he worked as a freelance photographer and writer in the action sports industry for publications such as London’s Sunday Times, Onboard, Document Snowboard and White Lines amongst others. Upon graduating college, Mark spent 3 months in New Zealand directing a snowboard mockumentary ‘KRANK!’ for outerwear company Helly Hansen. In 2006, Mark packed his bags and moved to LA and directed web content for Nike’s action sports divisions and other clients before joining Lin Pictures to pursue a career in film development and production.
Mark was born in London and has lived in New York, Cologne and the Alps. He can speak fluent German if held at gunpoint.
His photography can be seen at www.markbauch.com
Childhood ambition: Race car driver (one day…)
Fondest memory: Far too many to pick just one, although the Nike Seagle tour was hard to beat. Especially finding a ropeswing in Whiskeytown which was pretty awesome!
Soundtrack: David Bowie
Wildest dream: Getting paid to do what I love
Proudest moment: Getting into Central Saint Martins
Biggest challenge: Getting reality to match up with my expectations
Alarm clock: Too early
Perfect day: Head high waves and no line-up
First job: Snowboard photographer
Indulgence: Premium gas and Kodak TriX
Last purchase: a 6'5" Fred Rubble
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Lebowski, Point Break, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Withnail and I, Yeah Right!, Lame, In The Loop, Michael Clayton, Fletch, Wonder Boys, Back to the Future II and the Peter Sellers' Pink Panther movies
Inspiration: Sebastiao Salgado, Rick Rubin, the Coen brothers
My life: Music, sport, nature, friends and family