Private Project

The man who loved Flowers

Stephen King Dollar baby adaptation. About a young man obsession with his ex girlfriend.

  • Mark Hensley
    The Daycare, The Last Hit
  • Stepehn King/Peggy Lewis
  • Mark Hensley
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • UK Monthly Film Festival
    Norwich, Norfolk
    United States
    July 1, 2020
    Best Horror Short
  • MLC Awards
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    United States
    May 9, 2020
    Semi Finalist
  • Southport Film Festival
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    United States
    June 26, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Valley Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 5, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mark Hensley

Mark Hensley Bio

Mark was born in Streator, Illinois but moved to the Netherlands when he was 6 with his family. From a young age Mark displayed an affinity for music. As a teenager, Mark played in several bands and began his career in the music industry . At twenty three, he moved back to the United states and enrolled in a one year program at the College for Recording Arts in San Francisco. Upon graduation, he started interning at the world renowned Plant Studios in Sausalito, where he soon was hired as a staff assistant engineer. Mark also started producing local bands, which resulted in a platinum record for engineering the “4 Non Blondes” hit single “What’s up”.

During a trip to Vancouver, BC, Mark met his wife Peggy resulting in his decision to relocate there. It was in Vancouver where he was introduced to audio post production for film and TV which sparked a new interest. Within a few years he was hired as staff Re-Recording mixer at one of the top studios in Vancouver “Post Modern Sound”. His work there resulted in 8 Canadian sound Award Nominations and 3 wins.

In 2008 Mark decide to push his career further, and moved to Los Angeles.

Since his move to LA he has been nominated for 3 CAS awards and 3 Emmys. He won an Emmy in 2018 for his work as Lead Re-Recording Mixer on Genius: Picasso.

Film Making

In 2016 Mark produced a short film written by his wife Peggy. Unhappy with the final product, the project was shelved. Two years later, Mark had an idea for another short film which his wife then turned into a script. Mark made the decision to direct it himself. Enjoying the process, Mark also taught himself to edit the film which went on to be accepted in various festivals around the world which resulted in a distribution deal from a European distributor.
Building on his new career path, Mark then went back and tackled the previously shelved short, completing a well received re-edit.

At the same time Peggy and Mark had been busy producing a musical that they created together called “London Calling” inspired by music of “The Clash”. With no previous theater experience at all, Mark set out producing the musical with a twelve person cast, four dancers and nineteen songs that had to be re-recorded. It premiered at the Hollywood Fringe festival in 2017, and was an instant hit. In 2018 Mark shared the script with the owner of Origin Theatrical in Australia whom immediately offered an option agreement catapulting the musical to the big stage.

Continuing the momentum, Mark was asked to produce a run of the stage play “A Christmas Present”. The writer requested he tape one of the performances, and after thinking about it, Mark suggested to simply turn it into a movie. To prepare for the task of making a movie, Mark sourced cameras and equipment and directed another couple of short films. Before the end of the year, other projects include directing a music video, a short called “The Last Hit” and a short based on the Stephen King story “The Man Who Loved Flowers”.

He starts directing “The Christmas Present” in January.

Mark is also committed in the new year to producing another stage production of a new musical written by Peggy Lewis called “Irena Palm”. It is an adaptation of the movie of the same name that starred Marianne Faithfull and was written by Philip Blasband.

In the last year as a new filmmaker, who had never touched a camera, he has directed 4 short films and 3 music videos. All of which have made it into festivals around the world.

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