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Noga Nir-Kistler, Para Swimmer, LVHN
Commercial
Mark Schimmel, directs Noga Nir-Kistler. Noga is an Israeli born American Paralympic swimmer and table tennis player who won 2 silver medals at the 2007 Parapan American Games for table tennis singles and doubles. Recently she won a bronze medal in 100 metres (330 ft) breaststroke at 2012 Summer Paralympics in London. This documentary style comercial was shot while Noga was both workig for the healthcare network and training for the 2012 Paralympic games. Schimmel pulls a vulnerable and authentic performance as this project was shot within 4 hours in Allentown, PA. The pool location was provided by LVHN and shortly after the shoot, Nogwa arrived in London and went on to win a bronze medal!
Mark Schimmel
Passionately Directing Stories

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About

Mark Schimmel is an award winning director of content, commercials, television, short and feature films.

“What separates most directors from truly great directors are the leadership qualities and vision they possess. Present in the moment,  I give every ounce of energy and creativity to what’s in front of the camera. Each time that I step onto a set, I display integrity, intelligence and vulnerability. These are critical leadership qualities that inspire the cast, crew and entire production to support my creative vision. A director with a strong positive persona can bring a film to an entirely new level of significance.

I consider myself an emotional storyteller who looks past the norm and digs deep inside to discover what motivates the actors.  I nurture actors, providing them with a space to perform at their very best.  This means encouraging them when needed but also knowing when to stay out of their way, giving them the freedom and safety to reach deep inside themselves of find the truth of the character they are portraying.  Directing is my true calling and I’m consistently inspired to bring my own craft to new heights.” - MS

Mark Schimmel has been directing award winning commercials, television, short and feature films for the past 18 years.  His work is conceptually driven and supported by images that communicate with emotion.  He’s directed notable actors such as Eric Roberts, Claudia Christian, Rene Auberjonois, Bill Ratner, Lance Barber and Academy Award nominee, Woody Harrelson.  One of his many recent accomplishments include directing the 2014 Wrangler Blue Jean commercial campaign featuring George Strait.

Mark Schimmel was born in Chicago.  He studied drawing at The Art Institute of Chicago, photography at Columbia College, and completed his BFA at PRATT Institute, New York City.  Early in his career Schimmel designed movie posters for Miramax Films and was an Imagineer for Walt Disney Productions.

 

Mark Schimmel

Mail: mail@markschimmel.com

Mobile: 847-502-2973

 

Television and Features Management:

Wendi Niad

Niad Management, LA

Mobile: 818-774-0051

Mail: wendi@niadmanagement.com

Contact

Thanks for your interest. Feel free to contact via the information below.

Email: mail@markschimmel.com
Mobile: (847) 502-2973