ZBURG

In this offbeat crime mystery, a sidelined detective Harry Mallette returns to his hometown as drug traffickers and smugglers compete over the battered region. The murder of a meth dealer rocks the city in the midst of an opiate epidemic, as young Tyler and Grace must negotiate their futures in this post-industrial wasteland on the troubled border.

  • Mark Valley
    Director
    The Millionaires
  • Mark Valley
    Writer
    The Millionaires
  • Erin Cole
    Producer
  • Mark Valley
    Key Cast
    “Harry Mallette”
    Boston Legal, Human Target, Fringe, Keen Eddie, Body of Proof, Harry’s Law,
  • Ethan Henry
    Key Cast
    “Billie Tebo”
    Infected
  • Erin Cole
    Key Cast
    “Lee Ann”
    Vinyl, HBO
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    DRAMA
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mark Valley

Mark Valley is a writer, director and accomplished performer having worked with some of the top creators in television including J.J. Abrams , David E. Kelley, Ryan Murphy, Mike White, Joel Wyman , and Matt Weiner. His extensive TV and Film credits also include: Keen Eddie, Boston Legal, Fringe, Bloodline, The Flash, Human Target, and Zero Dark Thirty. In addition to hosting his podcast the Live Drop, Valley recently wrote and directed the web series ZBURG, shot in his hometown in Upstate New York. He is an Alumni of the Writers Guild Foundation Veterans Writing Workshop and currently an MFA candidate for New Media at Antioch University. He is repped by Paradigm and lives in Ogdensburg, NY and Eagle Rock, CA.

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Director Statement

ZBURG was conceived and produced by an all local cast and crew in Ogdensburg, New York. My intention with this project was to share skills and create regional content with local stories and characters. We hope to demonstrate that new media is not only economically feasible in remote areas, but also an effective way to preserve a regional and even personal identity. We’re immensely grateful for the enthusiastic support of the community of Ogdensburg. Thank you for considering our submission.

Mark Valley
EP, ZBURG