Mark Mori is an American documentary filmmaker, television producer and screenwriter of documentary and reality television series and specials.

Mark Mori
Occupation(s)Director, producer, writer
Years active1989–present

He produced and directed Bettie Page Reveals All,[1] the authorized documentary film on life of pin-up model, Bettie Page, released in 2012.[2] Previously, Mori produced and directed Building Bombs, Academy Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary for 1990 (DVD release by Docurama/New Video in 2005), executive produced Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann, documentary short Academy Award nominee for 1993; received an Emmy Award for the television documentary special, Kent State, the Day the War Came Home for 2000; co-produced The Fire This Time,[3] 1994 Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize nominee and 1995 WGA TV Documentary, Current Events Award nominee [4] and in 2000, executive produced and directed, the investigative TV documentary, Wayne Williams and the Atlanta Child Murders for Court TV. Mori also founded the production company Single Spark Pictures in 1996.


Building BombsEdit

Mori's first documentary film Building Bombs had a limited theatrical release in 1989.[5] It was nominated for a 1990 Academy Award[6] and was re-released in 1991. Mori produced and directed the film with Susan J. Robinson. Narrated by Jane Alexander, the film documents the Savannah River Plant nuclear bomb factory in Aiken, South Carolina which was used to make vast quantities of fissile material for the United States nuclear arsenal.

Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally MannEdit

Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann is a 1994 short subject documentary film directed by Steven Cantor. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.[7]

Kent State: The Day the War Came HomeEdit

Kent State: The Day the War Came Home, directed by Chris Triffo and executive produced by Mark Mori featured interviews with injured students, eyewitnesses, guardsmen, and relatives of students killed at Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970. It was released by The Learning Channel (TLC) in 2000 and received the Emmy award for Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story.[8]

Television seriesEdit

Raw FootageEdit

Raw Footage was the first original series on The Independent Film Channel (IFC) hosted Alec Baldwin featuring interviews with independent film directors.[9]


  1. ^ Glucksman, M: Filmmaker Magazine, page 18. Fall, 2008.
  2. ^ "Bettie Page Reveals All - Film Trailers, Movie Trailers". Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-04.
  3. ^ NY Times: The Fire This Time: Why Los Angeles Burned
  4. ^ Awards for The Fire This Time
  5. ^ NY Times: Building Bombs (1989): Bad Times at the Bomb Factory
  6. ^ 1990 Academy Award Nominees
  7. ^ "NY Times: Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2008-12-06.
  8. ^ News & Documentary Emmy Awards: 2001
  9. ^ IMDB: Raw Footage

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