Mark’s first feature film, Dopamine, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Competition. Having won the first Alfred P. Sloan Prize, Dopamine went on to close the San Francisco International Film Festival, and was picked up for theatrical distribution by the Sundance Channel’s Film Series. Decena was then selected for Fox Television’s New Voices Program to develop a work place drama pilot, and secured a deal with 20th Century Fox, to write the script, attached as a Co-Executive Producer.
His two previous short films, One of Those Days and A Fly by Shooting were accepted at Sundance, Toronto, Mill Valley, Gen Art, as well as other domestic and international film festivals. His latest short film, The Light is in a current festival run that includes the San Francisco International and Riverrun. His 24-second film, Dogs was selected by Converse to run on national television, and was recently named by Adweek as a “Best Spot”.
Mark Decena won the Feature Film award at The Sundance Film Festival in 2003 for Dopamine