Mark Helfrich makes his feature film directorial debut with GOOD LUCK CHUCK, a fulfillment of a life long dream. Mark wanted to be a director since his first visit to a film set at age 12, a 16mm educational short that his father had written. Mark's first job was working in a movie theatre, first as a ticket taker, eventually becoming the Promotion and Arts Director for the Theatre. He was a projectionist as well as a radio DJ when he attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since moving to Hollywood, Mark has worked as a feature film editor. His credits include the box-office record breaking X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, all three RUSH HOUR films, RED DRAGON, THE FAMILY MAN, MONEY TALKS, PREDATOR, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, SCARY MOVIE, among many others. His feature film editorial credits have earned more than a billion dollars at the box office. A long standing collaboration with director Brett Ratner includes other editorial credits, among them the pilot episode of the hit Fox series Prison Break and the award winning music video for Madonna's song, Beautiful Stranger from AUSTIN POWERS. Mark Helfrich is also a published photographer. His book, Naked Pictures of My Ex-Girlfriends was published in 2000, and the Taschen publication, The New Erotic Photography in 2007. Mark currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and two children.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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