Mark of Man

Mark of Man

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HELLO THERE

Mark of Man is the production company of award-winning director Shawn Convey and a growing collective of collaborators. Though we are veterans, the production company itself is a newborn, on unsteady legs. With you on our side, we'll hopefully grow up a fulfilled and productive member of the cinematic landscape.  So far so good. Our first film, AMONG WOLVES, was released in February 2019 after a healthy 2 years on the international festival circuit picking up praise and awards. A surprisingly intimate documentary of a humanitarian motorcycle club led by Bosnian War vets, it has been called “a triumph of vision” and some other pretty wonderful things by nice critics. You can find out more about that here.

The next one is currently in post-production and actively looking for finishing funds. Titled WITHIN THAT FIRE after a Rabindranath Tagore poem, it’s a lyrically documented and celebratory account of dance movement therapy as a grassroots tool for healing survivors of human trafficking and trauma in Kolkata, India.

And that’s just the beginning. We will continue to seek and tell difficult and inspiring stories that might have otherwise fallen through the cracks. With that said, independent documentaries of this sort, while essential, are very difficult to fund much less make a living producing.

HELP US MAKE MORE AND BETTER 

The harsh reality is that we spend more time on commercial projects than labors of love in order to pay the rent. We’re hoping that with the support of generous Patrons like you, we can start to shift that balance, work on more films, take less time finishing them, and use our gifts for good. Doesn’t that sound tremendous?

If you can help, we’ll keep you posted about projects we’re working on along the way with some behind the scenes stuff and whatever else you tell us you’d be interested in. We’d like this to be a relationship that continues to grow and develop.

IN SHAWN’S WORDS

“I have always been deeply impressed by groups of people that do good work simply because they can’t help themselves. Too often, their stories are overlooked in favor of more worshipful portraits of people whose achievements, while admirable, aren’t relatable. For every Mandela, there are countless groups like these working locally and anonymously to improve their world. I will continue to seek them out. My next film (in editing) is about a similarly unsung group that heals survivors of human trafficking in India with dance movement therapy. Though these people work far from the spotlight, their stories deserve to be told.”

If you agree that these stories in fact deserve to be told, please consider becoming a patron. Much more to come.

WORDS ABOUT SHAWN

“Convey [has an] intuitive skill for finding poetry in found images.” – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert com

“With an unparalleled eye for composition, Convey commands the story.” – Chicago International Film Festival

“With a magic touch, Convey draws the magnificent distillation of his documentary from the well of reality…vibrating like a beating heart.” – Francisco León, El Mirador de MiradasDoc

“Composed with a grace and deliberation rarely seen in documentary. Each shot is beautifully framed and lit, never rushed…this is visual poetry.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film


SEE FOR YOURSELF

To get a taste, you can now buy or stream AMONG WOLVES at the usual joints online. (We will be including codes to watch and more as rewards, probably, but haven't figured that out yet.) Hopefully you'll find that what we do is kind of special, and also see it isn't necessarily the kind of filmmaking that's going to make money rain from the skies on us. So thanks for your indulgence and love. You're all we got.

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IN FOR A BUCK
$1 or more per month

"I'm interested in seeing what's cooking and staying informed."

IN FOR A FIN
$5 or more per month

"I'm interested in seeing what's cooking and staying informed, and I can afford to chip in a bit more."

IN FOR A SAWBUCK
$10 or more per month

We're still working out our rewards, but we have some cool things cooking and will update the rewards tiers asap. If you chip in already, we'll make sure you get what's coming. 

A JACKSON IF YER NASTY
$20 or more per month

We're still working out our rewards, but we have some cool things cooking and will update the rewards tiers asap. If you chip in already, we'll make sure you get what's coming. 

HERO OF THE CENTURY
$100 or more per month

Few people can afford to chip in for amounts like this, but if you can, oh man. We'll find a way to reward you, stay tuned. 

HELLO THERE

Mark of Man is the production company of award-winning director Shawn Convey and a growing collective of collaborators. Though we are veterans, the production company itself is a newborn, on unsteady legs. With you on our side, we'll hopefully grow up a fulfilled and productive member of the cinematic landscape.  So far so good. Our first film, AMONG WOLVES, was released in February 2019 after a healthy 2 years on the international festival circuit picking up praise and awards. A surprisingly intimate documentary of a humanitarian motorcycle club led by Bosnian War vets, it has been called “a triumph of vision” and some other pretty wonderful things by nice critics. You can find out more about that here.

The next one is currently in post-production and actively looking for finishing funds. Titled WITHIN THAT FIRE after a Rabindranath Tagore poem, it’s a lyrically documented and celebratory account of dance movement therapy as a grassroots tool for healing survivors of human trafficking and trauma in Kolkata, India.

And that’s just the beginning. We will continue to seek and tell difficult and inspiring stories that might have otherwise fallen through the cracks. With that said, independent documentaries of this sort, while essential, are very difficult to fund much less make a living producing.

HELP US MAKE MORE AND BETTER 

The harsh reality is that we spend more time on commercial projects than labors of love in order to pay the rent. We’re hoping that with the support of generous Patrons like you, we can start to shift that balance, work on more films, take less time finishing them, and use our gifts for good. Doesn’t that sound tremendous?

If you can help, we’ll keep you posted about projects we’re working on along the way with some behind the scenes stuff and whatever else you tell us you’d be interested in. We’d like this to be a relationship that continues to grow and develop.

IN SHAWN’S WORDS

“I have always been deeply impressed by groups of people that do good work simply because they can’t help themselves. Too often, their stories are overlooked in favor of more worshipful portraits of people whose achievements, while admirable, aren’t relatable. For every Mandela, there are countless groups like these working locally and anonymously to improve their world. I will continue to seek them out. My next film (in editing) is about a similarly unsung group that heals survivors of human trafficking in India with dance movement therapy. Though these people work far from the spotlight, their stories deserve to be told.”

If you agree that these stories in fact deserve to be told, please consider becoming a patron. Much more to come.

WORDS ABOUT SHAWN

“Convey [has an] intuitive skill for finding poetry in found images.” – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert com

“With an unparalleled eye for composition, Convey commands the story.” – Chicago International Film Festival

“With a magic touch, Convey draws the magnificent distillation of his documentary from the well of reality…vibrating like a beating heart.” – Francisco León, El Mirador de MiradasDoc

“Composed with a grace and deliberation rarely seen in documentary. Each shot is beautifully framed and lit, never rushed…this is visual poetry.” – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film


SEE FOR YOURSELF

To get a taste, you can now buy or stream AMONG WOLVES at the usual joints online. (We will be including codes to watch and more as rewards, probably, but haven't figured that out yet.) Hopefully you'll find that what we do is kind of special, and also see it isn't necessarily the kind of filmmaking that's going to make money rain from the skies on us. So thanks for your indulgence and love. You're all we got.

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Tiers
IN FOR A BUCK
$1 or more per month

"I'm interested in seeing what's cooking and staying informed."

IN FOR A FIN
$5 or more per month

"I'm interested in seeing what's cooking and staying informed, and I can afford to chip in a bit more."

IN FOR A SAWBUCK
$10 or more per month

We're still working out our rewards, but we have some cool things cooking and will update the rewards tiers asap. If you chip in already, we'll make sure you get what's coming. 

A JACKSON IF YER NASTY
$20 or more per month

We're still working out our rewards, but we have some cool things cooking and will update the rewards tiers asap. If you chip in already, we'll make sure you get what's coming. 

HERO OF THE CENTURY
$100 or more per month

Few people can afford to chip in for amounts like this, but if you can, oh man. We'll find a way to reward you, stay tuned.