In all things entertainment, there must be creative vision. But before creative vision, there must be inspiration. And as a general rule, inspiration comes from something we’ve experienced that has left a lasting impression in our hearts and minds. The creative vision behind FUSION FACTORY FILMS comes from a variety of genres and decades.
Mark has a fascination with the science fiction and fantasy films of the 1980’s. Flash Gordon, Beastmaster, Conan the Barbarian, Excalibur, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Krull, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Battle Beyond the Stars, Escape from New York, Mega Force, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Buckaroo Banzai, Masters of the Universe, Robocop, and anything related to Star Wars, Star Trek, and Superman.
A longtime Martial Artist, Mark is also an aficionado of Martial Arts movies from the 1970’s and 80’s. The Five Deadly Venoms, The Black Dragon, Kid with the Golden Arm, Shaolin Temple, The Octagon, The Young Master, Enter the Ninja, Big Trouble in Little China, Raw Force, American Ninja, The Big Brawl, Revenge of the Ninja, Kill and Kill Again, Bloodsport, No Retreat No Surrender, The Last Dragon, and dozens of others.
Going back a bit farther, the 1960’s and early 70’s, the action packed exploits of James Bond. Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds are Forever. Power mad villains, beautiful women, secret gadgets, fast cars, and exotic locations. The golden era of the spy film can never be ignored as some of the greatest action cinema ever created.
Last (but certainly not least) another inspiration comes from the classic movies and serials of the 1930’s - 1950’s. Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, War of the Worlds, King of the Rocket Men, The Time Machine, Tarantula, Forbidden Planet, Earth vs the Flying Saucers, Destination Moon, and all the Universal Monster films such as Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.