Company
Embrace the Weird, LLC
By day, Mark Beal toils in the public communications office of a municipal government. By night, he is the mad creator of odd art films. His filmography includes "Life Study," the Beat-inspired bizarro-noir "Bloodsucker's Handbook" and its space opera prequel "Bloodsucker's Planet."
Winner: Best Visual FX. Nominee: Best Narrative Feature, Most Original, Best Horror, and Best Director
Bloodsucker's Planet
Prison City Film Festival
Huntsville, TX
2021
Official Selection
Bloodsucker's Planet
New Jersey Horror Con
Atlantic City, NJ
2021
Finalist: Golden Stake Award
Bloodsucker's Planet
International Vampire Film & Arts Festival
Sighisoara, Transylvania
2020
Official Selection
Bloodsucker's Planet
Moody Crab Film Festival
Moga, Punjab
2020
Winner, Most Fantastique Award
Bloodsucker's Planet
Cinemafantastique 5
Vancouver, BC
2020
Winner: Best SciFi; Best Effects;Best Set Design; Best Wardrobe
Bloodsucker's Planet
Artists & Aliens Film Festival
Vaasa
2020
Official Selection
Bloodsucker's Planet
STUFF MX Film Festival
Mexico City
2019
Nominated: Best Score
Bloodsucker's Planet
HorrOrigins Film Fest
Atlanta, GA
2019
Winner: Best Visual Effects (Feature); Nominated: Best On-screen Duo; Best Hero; Best Villain; Best Score (Feature); Best Song
Bloodsucker's Planet
GenreBlast Film Festival
Winchester, VA
2019
WINNER: Best Actor in a Feature Film (Joel Jeremy Herrera)
Bloodsucker's Handbook
GenreBlast Film Festival
Culpepr, VA
2016
WINNER: "Best of Quest"; WINNER: Best Supporting Actor (Joel Jeremy Herrera)
Bloodsucker's Handbook
HorrorQuest Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2015
WINNER: Independent Spirit Award
Bloodsucker's Handbook
Red Wasp Film Festival
Bryan, TX
2012
NOMINATED: Best Feature
Bloodsucker's Handbook
Eerie Horror Fest
Erie, PA
2012
WINNER: Best Actor (Joel Jeremy Herrera)
Bloodsucker's Handbook
Madhouse Movies Film Festival
Tampa, Florida
College
Texas A&M University
BA, English/Journalism
19801989
College
Texas A&M University
MEd, Educational Technology
19961998
Company
Embrace the Weird, LLC
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