Mark A. Lewis
Writer/Director

Zev Tiefenbach
Director of Development

Kailey Carruthers
Associate Producer

Ill Fated (2004) - Feature Film
Comedy/ Drama
96 minutes
Director: Mark A. Lewis
Written by: Mark A. Lewis / John Callander
Produced by: Prehumous Productions Inc.

Jimmy (Paul Campbell) is a small-town teen who seeks a better life but who sees dead-end signs at every turn out of town. His vague plan to leave and \"look into college\" is complicated by a revolving door of small-town complications - the demands of his lumpen best friends, his troubled girlfriend, his promiscuous stepmother and cuckolded stepfather. But the biggest complication of all is the return of his womanizing biological dad Earl (Peter Outerbridge), who\'d fled in Jimmy\'s infancy after impregnating the wife of a

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violent convict (also his best friend). Earl\'s return is a catalyst to disaster, and a palette for director Lewis to paint a hyper-realist picture of small-town dystopia.

Windfield 2017 - Feature Film
90 minutes
Written by: Zev Tiefenbach
Development: Outline to Treatment

When the North-West cartel rolls into the rural town of Windfield and disposes of the local elite, there is a sense of quiet optimism.  Power and irrigation are restored and a new civic infrastructure is instituted to replace the old oligarchy.  Small farmers become hopeful that they might scrape out a living on the hard, dusty earth.  As the locals begin to organize their own economic infrastructure, the cartel undermines their efforts by flying airplanes overhead, releasing a toxic pesticide across their land.  The crops are destroyed and sickness becomes pervasive. 

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Windfield residents realize that their lives are forever changed.


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Mark A. Lewis
Writer/Director

Zev Tiefenbach
Director of Development

Kailey Carruthers
Associate Producer

The Chamber - Feature Film
120 minutes
Written by: Mark A. Lewis/ Zev Tiefenbach
Development: Second Draft

Upon receiving a letter from Berlin informing him that he is a benefactor in the estate of his grandfather, Vancouver suburbanite Jan flies to Berlin, compelled to reconnect with his estranged German roots and to unearth the mysterious disappearance of his mother 30 years prior.  Discovering that he and his half-brother Julien have inherited a valuable painting worth millions, Jan is drawn into an exhilarating Berlin underworld rife with sex, drugs and unpaid debts. With the painting confiscated as Nazi war loot, Julien\'s financial circumstances become dire and Jan begins to

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realize that he and his brother are caught up in a lethal plot to divest him of the painting. As Jan embarks upon a journey to understand the true provenance of the painting and the reported atrocities of his grandfather, he comes upon a startling discovery that will forever change the course of his life.

Conversation With the Supplicant (2008)
Short Film -10 minutes-
Director: Mark A. Lewis
Written by: Franz Kafka (Short Story)/ Mark A. Lewis
Produced by: Artifact Films

In \"Conversation with the Supplicant\" Kafka presents two characters within an allegorical setting. One, the supplicant (Kris Lemche), is unashamed to allow the vigor of his personality to infiltrate his devotions. The other, our main character (Dov Tiefenbach), is acutely aware of his internal monologues and the expectations of society-at-large.

American Hardware - Feature Film
90 minutes
Written by: Mark A. Lewis
Development: Outline

At the height of a corporate battle over internet viewership, dot com CEO Bill Williamson commissions eccentric television executive S.K Marlow to produce a fictional “Survivor meets Saw” series called American Hardware.  Armed only with appliances off the shelves, regular citizens are pitted against one another inside a big box hardware store, where only one consumer will be left standing.  But when test footage arrives of a hauntingly realistic beheading, Williamson begins to wonder if Marlow has gone completely insane.  He dispatches his nephew Marty, a floundering

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twenty-something intern, to track down Marlow at his remote set in Northern Canada and find out if American Hardware is “for real”.

The Thaw (2009) - Feature Film
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller
90 minutes
Director: Mark A. Lewis
Written by: Mark A. Lewis/ Michael Lewis
Produced by:
Anagram Pictures Inc.
Artifact Films
Brightlight Pictures
Etch Media (in association with)

Val Kilmer (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) stars as a renowned environmental advocate, Dr. David Kruipen, who discovers the real horror of global warming in the frightening new film The Thaw.  When Dr. Kruipen discovers the carcass of a woolly mammoth in a polar ice cap, he helms a team of four bright ecology students and leads them in a research mission at a remote Arctic station.  The group uncovers information beyond their wildest

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dreams…and nightmares…when a pre-historic parasite revives and searches for a new warm-blooded host.  Now, infected, the unsuspecting students are forced to choose between a quarantine that will result in their burial ground or a global epidemic.

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Artifact Films is a production company focusing on the development of quality feature films with arthouse and mainstream appeal.
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