LISZT & CHOPIN IN PARIS
John Mark is an American filmmaker, writer, producer and director who has been involved in music and film since childhood.
He has been recording and performing classical music, as well as working in feature film since 1976 in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles. He is the author of theatrical screenplays such as "2045: Golden Voyage - A Space Odyssey", a sequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic "2001: A Space Odyssey", and "2010:The Year We Make Contact", "Deathblow – The Romanoff Empire", and "Liszt & Chopin In Paris" an iconic film about two piano gods in 19th century Europe. His genre includes science-fiction, historical drama and contemporary drama. He is also adapting Dante's classic "The Divine Comedy" in 3D and cutting-edge virtual reality technology.
In addition writing "Liszt & Chopin In Paris" John Mark has also recorded 4-CD preliminary soundtrack album to select the repertoire for the film now scheduled for production in 2017 and subsequent release in 2019.
John has studied classical piano and composition with Prof. Nadia Boulanger at the Paris Conservatory, feature film directing at IDHEC cinematography school (Paris), filmmaking, photography and non-linear editing at NYU (New York), Maine Photographic Workshop (Rockport, Maine) and the legendary Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.
Mr. Mark speaks several languages and has received numerous letters of recognition for his contributions to classical music in LISZT & CHOPIN IN PARIS film.
A major theatrical epic centered around arts and music featuring friendship and rivalry between two, most famous piano virtuosos - Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt in 19th Century Romantic Age.
Based on true story, this feature epic of magnificent beauty will be filmed and released in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D with brilliant cinematography and ground-breaking soundtrack, it is a movie millions of classical music fans have been waiting for decades that writer, producer and director John Mark promises to deliver on highest level as cinematic masterpiece.
It is the first music drama on this scale expressed by the genius of Liszt and Chopin. Filmed at the most exotic locations in Paris, London, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, St. Peterbsurg, Milan, Lake Como and Venice this film captures the magic of 19th Century Europe at the height of Romantic Age.
The soundtrack will feature state-of-the-art, master-quality surround sound piano performances, including vocal and orchestra performances in 3D binaural format with virtual 360° sound space creating amazing listening experience in the movie theater. World-class pianists, soloists and orchestras will participate in the recording of the soundtrack.