Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cinema (in one form or another) has always been an integral part of Mark Thimijan's life.
His current production company, 600 Films, recently completed production on ‘Barstool Cowboy’, Thimijan’s first feature-length film, which has screened in 15 film festivals and is the winner of three awards. Mark Thimijan s experience in moviemaking has taken him to Southern California where he worked as an assistant director on several feature films. Returning to Nebraska to pursue his goal of creating more personal and creative independent films about the human condition, Mark Thimijan s third short film, ‘The Girl Who Could Run 600 Miles Per Hour’, was shot in 35mm film and screened at over 20 film festivals worldwide winning four awards since its premiere in 2006.
In addition, in 2007, Thimijan became one of the first Nebraska independent filmmakers to receive an Individual Artists Fellowship in the newly created visual arts category by the Nebraska Arts Council. He is currently in pre-production for his second feature length film, ‘The Downtown Rebel’.
Spoken Languages: English