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  • Mark Roush has been working in the world of film and video for over ten years and has worked on dozens of projects for companies such as Nike, Autodesk, Intel, Black & Decker, Laika, The Disney Channel, VH1, Hewlett Packard, Wieden & Kennedy, Euro RSCG, Brammo, Icebreaker, and many more.

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  • Weevil & Nightshade Book Review

    Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 3:47AM / Members only

    Had a great interview with Red Dwyer about my book, "Weevil and Nightshade's Compendium of Farables & Tales." http://mommasmoneymatters.com/mark-roush/

    Mark and Red sat down with cocoa and eyeball-shaped cookies to discuss Weevil & Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales. Have a gander where the conversation wandered.

    M3: Should The M3 Readers care about your day job?

    MR: During the day I work as a director, producer, and editor for commercials and films. Also, I sometimes sit in the corner, crying, while eating packets of mustard, but I don’t think that qualifies as a job.

    M3: Interesting. I had no idea you were trained in a test kitchen. Are your mustard breaks your idea of a hiatus?

    Find out if Mark is going to be the mustard champion of the beach or the mountains and oodles of secrets you never would have thought to ask. Stop by The M3 Blog; we have cookies and a book giveaway.

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  • Commercials, Features, & Farables

    Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 5:49AM / Members only

    I am most pleased to report that it has been over four months since my last posting. This is due to the insane amount of work I have been navigating through from clients I respect and enjoy working alongside. There has also been great strides made in my independent career.. but before I write more about that, new information has just been transmitted which I think is most exciting!

    A few year back, summer of 2010 to be precise, I produced a feature film entitled "City Baby" alongside Dennis Fitzergald and Stevan Arychuk. I was just informed that we were accepted into the 23rd CINEQUEST Film Festival in San Jose, California, which takes place between Feb. 26th and March 10th.  This is CITY BABY's world premiere and has attendees in the 100,000 range.

    City Baby Facebook Page

    City Baby Movie Trailer

    My short film, "Persephone" which is a live-action / CGI-infused short film about a woman who is made of chocolate, was completed mid November 2012. I had the greatest pleasure over the past year working alongside the talented folks at Animation Dynamics on completing this short film and was honored to have been able to spend such time creating a story which I hold dear to my heart. Persephone is currently being marketed to film festivals for the 2013 / 2014 film festival circuit and we've just submitted to Cannes Short Film Corner.

    My new book, "Weevil and Nightshade's Compendium of Farables & Tales" was also completed last November, 2012. The book turned out better than I could have ever hoped. If it wasn't for the creative illustrations of Carla Lee, the stylist and unique cover design provided by Caleb Olsen and the diligent and thoughtful layout work of Darrell Williams... I never would have been able to create a project I am so proud of. The book is currently being marketed to publishers and agents by my publicist Leigha Landry and is available for purchase at Amazon.com. Please CLICK HERE to buy a copy!

    September of 2012: I had the great pleasure of working with Actual Industries on a couple of edits for The North American Coaches Conference. We spent many days putting together a couple of solid projects which conveyed messages that were both inspiring and emotional. It was a most enjoyable experience, collaborating with such tried and true creatives and I look forward to working alongside them again in the future.


    October of 2012:  I worked on a couple of display videos for Nike Retail stores across the country. While the basis and construct of the videos was straightforward and the edit, simple... the flow and rhythm of each piece conveyed a subtle yet graceful look at Nike retail products and clothing.


    Outside of those projects, there has been over a dozen other edits and producing projects which I have had the greatest of pleasure working on. 2012 was an amazing year and 2013, thus far... is turning out to be just as fantastic. I am currently in the process of optioning out another screenplay and am halfway through writing what could possibly be the one that I turn into my first feature film. While I have directed many short films... it's about time that I take the leap and go for it.


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  • Press Release: Weevil and Nightshade's Compendium of Farables & Tales

    Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 6:47AM / Members only


    Film Director Publishes New Wave of Grimm Inspired Tales

    Whimsical tales confront society and humanity through combination of fables and parables known as farables

    PORTLAND, Ore. – While Hollywood was recreating adult versions of Grimms’ Fairy Tales on the big screen and TV audiences were captured with ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm, film director Mark Roush was taking his own unique approach to storytelling.

    A collection of short stories for teens and adults, writer and director Mark Roush published his book, Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales, in Jan. 2013.

    Mark defines a farable as, “A short story about an individual burdened with an uncanny quality, defect or mutation that eventually results in that person making a moral or ethical decision of a dark and complex nature.”

    From Shannon Shee, who starves her own shadow, to Persephone, a living girl made of chocolate who is enslaved and abused by her guardians, Roush’s seven tales confront societal issues. For Shannon they’re self-esteem, body image, eating disorders and self-mutilation; for Persephone - materialism, greed, cruelty and abuse. In Little Miss Monkey Mary, the lead finds redemption through her troubles with abandonment and deformity.

    Lyrically written, entertaining and intellectually stimulating, these are emotionally informative commentary cloaked in the skillful words of a storyteller whose characters cross the boundaries of reality.

    “I wanted to be able to create stories that dealt with issues many fairy tales of old never approached. Something new and fresh which would hopefully invite discussion and conversation over such complex and sensitive subjects as anorexia, self-mutilation, and suicide.”

    At once whimsical, inventive and insightful, Weevil provides a touch of the offbeat. Those who miss the imagination of a child listening to a story but who want a little food for thought, maybe a chocolate arm, will be delighted.

    Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales
    Written by Mark Roush and illustrated by Carla Lee
    ISBN: 978-1-62407-693-0
    80 pages
    Retail price: $15.95
    E-book price: .99

    Amazon Link:


    About the author
    Mark Roush is a writer and film director living in Oregon. He has written two optioned screenplays, as well as written and directed three short films and a webseries. He often infiltrates abandoned buildings for inspiration and spends time talking about life with his cat Miss Peppercorn.


    EDITORS: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
    Mark Roush
    [email protected]

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  • Chocolate Incentives! Persephone Kickstarter Campaign!

    Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 2:46AM / Members only

    $670 to go with 46 hours remaining! Oh my... it's crunch time and the nerves are starting to act up! Check out one of our incentives if you donate to the Persephone Kickstarter Campaign! Mmmm... CHOCOLATES! Custom crafted by Suzanne's Chocolaterie!



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  • 3 Days! Persephone Kickstarter Campaign ENDS!!!

    Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 2:29AM / Members only

    3 days left in our Persephone Campaign and $1710 to go! Please help me spread the word about this project and consider donating to a worthy story. Over a year of work has been put in and having this extra money would boost the important sound design work we need to put into it. We also have amazing incentives for all contributions as well!!!


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  • posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:33PM  [Report]
    thank u very much~
  • Official artist 
    posted on Monday, Sep 10, 2012 2:14PM  [Report]
    thank u!
    posted on Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 9:39AM  [Report]
    ya, i have a lot of friends that have started reading the books....
    posted on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012 5:33PM  [Report]
    ok, yes ... that makes sense!
  • Official artist 
    posted on Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 10:23PM  [Report]
    M3GA <3
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    posted on Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 10:22PM  [Report]
    M3GA <3
  • posted on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 9:59AM  [Report]
    Thank you very much~
    posted on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 10:30PM  [Report]
    no problem! (it was our editors that highlighted it)
  • posted on Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 3:06AM  [Report]
    Alas, no green flash...
  • posted on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 5:02AM  [Report]
    Awww thank you for your kind worlds Mark...I am always happy to inspire. Take care...Tx
  • posted on Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 9:29AM  [Report]
    Just passing through...what, no coffee???
    Wishing you good times Mark ;)
  • Official artist 
    posted on Sunday, Dec 4, 2011 6:17PM  [Report]
    M3GA <3
  • posted on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 10:02PM  [Report]
    Dear Mark,

    thanks dropping by.
    posted on Sunday, Jul 17, 2011 10:10AM  [Report]
    thanks! let me know if you do make it out.
    posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:53AM  [Report]
    cool. look forward to checking it out!
  • posted on Saturday, Mar 12, 2011 10:27PM  [Report]
    Thank you for the support :)
    It's nice to meet you.
  • Official artist 
    posted on Sunday, Jan 9, 2011 9:08AM  [Report]
    Hi Mark,
    thanks so much for the add
  • Official artist 
    posted on Monday, Jan 3, 2011 6:20PM  [Report]
    Hi Mark, great work!
    wish u a superrr great 2011:)
  • posted on Friday, Dec 31, 2010 2:16AM  [Report]
    Happy New Years from everyone at alivenotdead.com!
  • posted on Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 7:54PM  [Report]
    Happy Birthday to you!
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  • Director and editor by day, screenwriter by night - Mark Roush crosses into unparalleled worlds in both occupations...


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