Mark Harris is a self-taught filmmaker. His movies have come out to major distributor and he’s self-distributed many of his earlier films and sold hundred of thousands copies in US and overseas. Mark was born and raised in the Englewood community of Chicago. The same community Bermic Mac, Jennifer Hudson, Lorraine Hansberry, Janet Hubert and Derek Rose are from. Mark is the Founder of 1555Filmworks a film production company that produces feature films and he’s the Founder of the Englewood International Film Festival. Englewood is known as one of the most dangerous places to live in the United States. The crime rate, although reported most frequently, can not overshadow the hope for the future of this Chicago area.The goal of The Englewood International Film Festival is to change the imaging and condition of the people in Englewood.