C. Nathaniel Brown is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, publisher, speaker, and writing coach. He has written, directed and produced more than two dozen films including short films and feature films. His scripts have been selected to dozens of film festivals and have won Best Screenplay for Tyin’ Up Loose Ends, Signs, and Six Months to Freedom. His first feature film, Chi Nu Legacy, won Best Feature Film at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival and screened all over the world including Canada, India and Africa.
Mark 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.