Biography

 

Mark Bristol is an award-winning writer-director who honed his craft as a storyboard artist for directors including Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Christopher McQuarrie, and Terrence Malick. His vast experience on over 80 feature films and hundreds of commercials enables Bristol to easily work with clients and precisely articulate his vision to cast and crew. 

"When translating his vision, Bristol can read the brail of Terrence Malick like non other." — Henry Hobson, Director

"His understanding of what I see in my head borders on an invasion of privacy." — Christopher McQuarrie, Director

Bristol recently wrote and directed a campaign for the Upbring Foster Care Foundation which just won 3 silver ADDY AWARD's. The first spot released helped raise over one hundred forty thousand dollars in one day. 

Prior to that Bristol storyboarded and directed all the previs for the upcoming blockbuster Mission: Impossible - Fallout. He also served as writer-director on Episode 3 "Night Terrors" for Rooster Teeth Productions award-winning series DAY 5. 

Bristol is also a successful writer and director for video games with work on blockbusters like Doom and Battlefield 1. He also recently developed and wrote the graphic novel companion to Universal’s The Mummy. 

Bristol has been invited numerous times to speak at the Austin Film Festival and SXSW on storyboarding, writing and directing for film and new media. He is a proud member of the Art Directors Guild, and he serves on the SXSW Film Festival Advisory Board.