Director, Mark Pivot
Mark Pivot is a graduate from Full Sail film school. After graduation Mark took on many assignments for camera work, editing and writing. His work was involved in movies (Delivery, Coming Attractions) as well as commercials, infomercials, documentaries, sporting events and social events.
Mark yearned to create a body of work he could call his own and this passion brought about Aspiring Films. The name came about when Mark concluded that all filmmakers aspire to the art and the challenge of bringing to life a creative vision.
“Film making is a neverending learning, awe inspiring process.” Mark reflects.
“Scorned” became Aspiring Films first project. Mark’s first full length movie that he’s helmed as Director, Writer, Editor and Producer.
“When it comes to independent projects you learn to wear a lot of hats.” Mark comments.
Mark has been writing since he was eight years old. But his desire to tell stories through the media of film didn’t come to light until he had a chance to go see “Star Wars”.
“When I finally got to see this movie it was two years after it had been out. Got to see it at the “cheap seats” at the time which was a little theater in Kansas City, Missouri and I was completely blown away by the power of film making having such an impact on people. The theater had sold to many tickets and people were literally standing in the aisle watching this movie, two years after its release. I, as a young kid, thought this is what I want to do. I want my stories to be made into movies.” Mark cheerfully comments.
Producer, Matt Pivot
This is Matt’s first crack at film production. A man who dove right into the challenges of bringing a story to life after reading the script. Matt also took on the role of “Bob” and helped write the music for the song “Midnight Mary” performed by Top Dead Center.
“Looking back now, I think, I must have been crazy.” Matt comments. “There was so much I learned throughout this process. Being able to have a chance to work on this film, producing, acting and writing for the first time was truly an opportunity of a lifetime. Producing, I believe, is one of the hardest jobs to do.”
“One of the biggest challenges we faced was filming on Kelly Road in Boonville, Indiana. We had a deadline, only so many days to shoot and a lot of shots were needed. Of course that’s when things go wrong. You’re stuck with do or die as a filmmaker. I think, not only for me, but the entire cast and crew really earned their filmmaking badges during the time we were on Kelly Road.”
“Thank you, Mark, for really letting me earn my place with the crew, taking a chance to work with such great talent. I felt truly honored.”