Mark, the first film edited by the experimental film maker Mike Hoolboom himself, is about Hoolboom's editor Mark Karbusicky. They cooperated for years until the latter one day tried to make himself redundant by installing editing software on Hoolboom's computer. It turned out to be their last encounter: two months later, Mark committed suicide. From interviews with his friends, a picture emerges of someone who was always there for other people. He was a fanatical animal activist, worked in medical care and also assisted his (transsexual) girlfriend in her work as a media activist.
Hoolboom didn't use any talking heads, the speakers themselves are never filmed from the front and their stories are augmented with an associative mosaic of original material, fragments from all kinds of media and pictures from the archives of Mark and his girlfriend. The director also tries to capture Mark in the voice-over. A very personal and unusually designed essayist portrait.






Filmmaker
Mike Hoolboom
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2009
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Length
70’
Language
English
Producer
Mike Hoolboom
Production Company
Mike Hoolboom
Sales
Mike Hoolboom
Writer
Mike Hoolboom
Cinematography
Mike Hoolboom
Editor
Mike Hoolboom
Sound Design
Mike Hoolboom
Music
Machinefabriek
Website
http://www.mikehoolboom.com