©2020 Open Borders by Lasting Mark Productions

MARK SAUNDERS

Writer, Director, Producer​

Mark grew up in Central Florida and in 1987 received degrees from the Valencia and UCF Film programs. He was the Producer- Director for several music videos and corporate commercials, before turning his interests to private real estate investing.  In 2016, he returned back to his passion of film as Associate Producer for “On your Street” a social conscious film about sexual trafficking. Mark is passionate about political consciousness, and filmmaking that makes people think. In 2018-19, he produced “Open Borders” a dystopian thriller that brings awareness and discussion to the issues of immigration and borders.

TRENT DUNCAN

Director of Photography, Visual Effects, Editor

As the Director of Photography, Trent was responsible for making the technical and artistic decisions related to the image of the film. With a background in lighting, Trent visually created an imagery to help support the dramatic feel and tension of the film. As Visual Effects supervisor, Trent was able to apply some of his creative ability to the film to enhance the overall experience of the viewer. 

BRANDON RUFER

Music Composer​

When listeners hear a song by Brandon Rufer they will immediately notice the attention to detail in every song he produces. He graduated from Full Sail University in 2017 and hit the ground running working as a composer for student films. Open Borders may be his first feature length film; however, you can hear Brandon is bringing his years of experience writing dynamic scores to create an action-packed soundtrack. Brandon's style is unique to this film as it combines the cinematic sounds of Hollywood with 80s synth-pop.