About

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I work at the intersection of faith, film, and innovation.

For over a decade I have served a wonderful community of faith, Mayflower Church, that seeks to equip members for the journey ahead.

I have written Middle of the Maze: 5 Secrets to Finding Your Way and Creative Styles of Preaching. Articles and a short film I created have appeared in the Huffington Post and on CNN.com. I am currently working on books on the Lord’s Prayer and leadership.

I am a documentary filmmaker. My most recent project, THE LAST SONGWRITER, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and won an Audience Award. Starring Garth Brooks, Emmylou Haris and Jason Isbell, it spotlights the struggles of songwriters to make a living in the age of streaming.

LOST BOY HOME, narrated by Sam Waterston, premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and tells the story of a Sudanese “Lost Boy” who returns to South Sudan to search for his parents. It won a Best Shorts Award and an Audience Choice Award at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival.

A lifelong learner, I am a graduate of Cornell University, Princeton Theological Seminary where I received the John Galloway preaching award, and San Francisco Theological Seminary where I received my Doctorate. I studied non-profit leadership at the Harvard Business School and was a Kellogg Scholar at the Northwestern Business School in their Executive Education program. At TEDGlobal I gave a TED talk on “Blue Lobsters.” Currently, I am developing a mini-series based on a historical figure.

Please contact me at markbargerelliott@comcast.net

I blog at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-barger-elliott/