FOUNDER | PRODUCER
Born and raised in New York, Mark Castaldo began a professional career in the casino business working 10 years as a croupier and executive. He then relocated to Los Angeles where he currently resides to pursue his passion of telling stories.
Mark Castaldo is an award winning independent producer well versed in all aspects of entertainment financing structure, production, post production, sales and distribution domestic and internationally.
Mark Castaldo produced the mystery thriller Dose Of Reality. The film stars Fairuza Balk, Rick Ravanello and Ryan Merriman. DOSE had its world premiere at the prestigious CINEQUEST Film Festival. Mr. Castaldo produced the inspirational documentary My Run - narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. My Run screened in over 500 movie theaters nationwide in 140 of the top U.S. markets and received over 50 million impressions. The film won 10-best documentary awards including; the Audience Award for its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement In Documentary at the Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Achievement In Documentary at the New York Vision-Fest, Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary at the Las Vegas Film Festival and the Audience Award at the DocMiami international Film Festival to name a few; while screening in more than 15 film festivals.
Mark Castaldo was the co-executive producer on the horror/thriller Psych 9 in association with IPC International (Hostel, The Pink Panther). Film had its theatrical opening in the UK – Lions Gate has released the film domestically. The film stars Sara Foster, Cary Elwes and Michael Biehn. He produced The Perfect Tenant a twisted story of passion and revenge directed by Doug Campbell, starring Linda Purl and Maxwell Caulfield (premiered on HBO and Lifetime) and The Perfect Nanny a domestic thriller in the vein of The Hand That Rocks The Cradle directed by Rob Malenfant, starring Bruce Boxlitener and Tracy Nelson which (premiered on USA network garnering/ a 1.1 million licensing fee sale. Both of these “perfect” films are original stories developed by Mark Castaldo.
He also produced the comedy Serving Santino directed by Bill Kelman, which premiered at The Method Fest film festival.
Mark Castaldo has previously worked as a screenplay judge/reader numerous years for the Academy Of Motion Pictures prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting; as well a development executive for three years with American New Wave Films. Additionally, Mark Castaldo has been a guest speaker for UCLA advanced screenwriting, Sherwood Oaks film school and ScreenwritingU.