Mark Apicella is an award-winning content creator of short and long-form narratives and documentaries across digital, broadcast, shorts, and features. He is an Emmy winner and five-time nominee for Producing and Editing Jay Leno’s Garage for NBC.com, where he served as Supervising Producer, Lead Editor, and Lead Camera for nearly six years. He then moved into the commercial world: directing, producing, and editing branded content distributed on TV and the web for over twenty A-list clients and brands including New Balance, Capital One, Speed Stick, Comedy Central, Shell, National Geographic, Spike, Discovery, Tostitos, and Japan Airlines. His work has been seen by millions online and broadcast internationally in over thirty countries.
Apicella was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Grant for his film Between Blood and Sand. His graduate thesis film Salvation, Texas was named “the gold standard for a student film” (Film Threat). His first feature-length script, American Delinquent, reached the top 15% of scripts in the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship. Apicella earned an MFA in Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently developing several feature, television, and web projects.