Photos with Mark Terry
Mark Terry has been making documentary films for more than 20 years. His first film, Clive Barker: The Art of Horror, was made with the National Film Board of Canada and released by Paramount Pictures. It was the first pairing of Mark and his Director of Photography, Damir Chytil, CSC. Mark first established Hollywood Canada Productions in 1983 as a publishing house for his national controlled circulation publication, Hollywood Canada Magazine. Five years later, he bought Toronto's historic Bayview Playhouse theatre and began producing live theatre there and on Broadway and London's West End. Read more... production as Mark worked in Hollywood for five years producing the films Project Genesis, Replikator, Silent Lies, George B. (the first Canadian-produced feature to participate in the official Competition of the Sundance Film Festival) and The Man in the Iron Mask. When he returned to Canada, he began to focus on television production: documentary series and one-offs. Mark's documentary directorial debut was with the Royal Canadian Regiment as he served with soldiers in Kosovo to make his documentary We Stand On Guard. The film, starring Gordon Pinsent, chronicled the first 100 years of the Canadian military. Mark produced, wrote and directed the film that played each Remembrance Day on Global Television for five consecutive years. While working for a publicly traded production company in Toronto called EnBlast Productions, Mark started developing documentary projects for Enblast president and former Paragon Entertainment studio head Richard Borchiver. Mark created and wrote the documentary specials Earth's Natural Wonders and Mysteries of Sacred Sites selling them to Programming Director Dan Russell at the Discovery Channel (US). Still working with EnBlast, Mark created the popular documentary series Shop With Me for Global Television. The series profiled eclectic shops and businesses in Canada. The success of these documentary projects, earned him an invitation from the Government of China to produce a series of documentary films for the Hong Kong Museum of History in Kowloon, China. Mark lived in Hong Kong for a year producing eight films for the museum's permanent exhibit. Mark's adventurous spirit has brought him to exotic locations across the globe, but none more impressive to him than the Arctic. After a vacation in Alaska in the mid-1990s, Mark fell in love with the majestic beauty of the landscape. Subsequent trips to the Arctic in Canada and in Alaska inspired Mark to get involved with northern research programs. Today, Mark is a Fellow Member of The Explorers' Club, a 107-year-old organization comprised of the world's greatest explorers. Mark has been awarded the club's highest honour, the Stefansson Medal, for his work with the United Nations in presenting his films The Antarctica Challenge and The Polar Explorer at the last two climate change conferences in Copenhagen (2009) and Cancun (2010). As a member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the Explorers Club, the Canadian Council for Geographic Education and the University of Alberta's Northern Research Network Mark learned a lot about the environmental issues affecting these fragile eco-systems and, by extension, the world. As a result, he decided to create a unique documentary profiling how these issues are impacting on Antarctica today.