Bio

 

Mark Philip Lichtenstein is a film-maker, writer and professional magician from New York City. Mark produces, edits, and directs video from comedy to corporate to branded content. Current clients and partners include Sette Creative, Cinematcher, LiveStyled, a variety of UCB/PIT alumni, and Big Vision Creative.  Mark’s recent work has been featured on the likes of Bustle, Entertainment Weekly, Funny or Die, The Onion’s AV Club, IndieWire, Esquire, Refinery29, and festivals including The DAMN! Film Series, Fright Night Film Fest, The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival, etc. He is also a regular contributor to ExtraNewsfeed, and a top writer on Medium in both satire and humor categories.

Other favorite clients and/or partners include Cutter Productions, Lead Pencil Comedy, Sam Morril (Comedy Central), Keisha Zollar (HBO), Sinclair Broadcast Group, and The Creative Council (who were a group of comedians working very unofficially–wink–with the Clinton campaign). Recent comedy clients include Megan Sass, Rasheda Crockett, Melanie Owens, Ana Maria Defillo, and many more.

As a magician, Mark performs close-up magic and mind reading at private parties, and consults for stage, screen, and even the art world.  He also donates his magical performances to charities including Make-A-Wish, America Needs You, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, Susan G. Komen, and Rock & Rawhide.

When not making magic on screen or with his bare hands, Mark can be found researching his next project, geeking out over some new technology, or making lists of things he does.