A grassroots filmmaker who enjoys telling stories of all kinds, especially those uniquely interconnecting with social issues & reality.
Mark Shaba is a grassroots filmmaker passionate about exploring cultural, familial and personal bonds in his work. He graduated from JMC Academy where he won 'Best Documentary' for his project 'Two of a Kind' (2017) at the Martini Film Awards. Mark has mainly acquired experience within producing, directing and distributing short animations, documentaries and films. His short documentary 'The World Rests with the Youth' played at the Australian Centre for Moving Image during the ‘Melbourne Highlights’ and 'Cultural Diversity Week' programs in 2017 and 2018. His short animation 'Hope with a Leaf' (2020) was made in association with the Australian Childhood Foundation. Lastly, Mark's graduation film 'Rosie' (2021) explores child neglect and anxiety in a dreamlike and poetic way.
  • Editor (5 Credits)
    Hope with a Leaf
    Animation, Short
    Rosie
    Short, Student
    The Bustle in a House
    Experimental, Short
    The World Rests With The Youth
    Documentary, Student
    Two of a Kind
    Documentary, Student
  • Producer (5 Credits)
    Hope with a Leaf
    Animation, Short
    Rosie
    Short, Student
    The Bustle in a House
    Experimental, Short
    The World Rests With The Youth
    Documentary, Student
    Two of a Kind
    Documentary, Student
  • Director (5 Credits)
    Hope with a Leaf
    Animation, Short
    Rosie
    Short, Student
    The Bustle in a House
    Experimental, Short
    The World Rests With The Youth
    Documentary, Student
    Two of a Kind
    Documentary, Student
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Hope with a Leaf
    Animation, Short
    Rosie
    Short, Student
    The Bustle in a House
    Experimental, Short
    The World Rests With The Youth
    Documentary, Student
    Two of a Kind
    Documentary, Student
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    The Bustle in a House
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
Rosie
Durham Film Festival
Durham
2022
Official Selection
Rosie
FOCUS Wales Film Festival
Wrexham
2022
Official Selection
Rosie
Sparrowland Short Film Festival
Brisbane
2022
Official Selection
Rosie
Ocean City Film Festival
Ocean City
2022
Official Selection
Rosie
Deptford Cinema Film Festival
London
2022
Official Selection
Hope with a Leaf
Mister Vorky
Ruma
2021
Official Selection
Rosie
Festival Angaelica
Pasadena
2021
Official Selection
Rosie
Festival de Cine Independiente de Sogamoso FECISO
Sogamoso
2021
Official Selection
Rosie
Reel East Texas Film Festival
Kilgore
2021
Official Selection
Rosie
UNDEREXPOSED Adelaide
Adelaide
2021
Official Selection
Rosie
Richard Harris International Film Festival
Limerick
2021
Official Selection
The World Rests With The Youth
Melbourne Highlights Program
Melbourne
2017
Best Documentary
Two of a Kind
Martini Film Awards
Melbourne
2017
College
JMC Academy
Bachelor of Film & Television
20162019
Current City
Melbourne
Gender
Male
‘You don’t always get neatly structured endings to every story in your life’ – Richard Linklater, Before Trilogy (1995-2013), Boyhood (2014)
‘Create moments on set where the story stops and life begins’ – Derek Cianfrance, Blue Valentine (2010), The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)
A grassroots filmmaker who enjoys telling stories of all kinds, especially those uniquely interconnecting with social issues & reality.