Vancouver resident Mark Mauchline is a communications professional who was the Communications Manager for the Velo-city Global 2012 international cycling planning and infrastructure conference.
In film and television, Mauchline has worked as a producer and director on critically acclaimed, award-winning series, and documentary films. These productions have been broadcast and distributed both domestically, and internationally.
A key, and versatile production team member, he was both the Associate Producer and Second Camera Operator on The Wild Horse Redemption. The film was set within a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, where hard-core criminals were taught the training methods of “horse whisperers” and given 90 days to tame wild mustangs, giving them a chance at success that could save both of their lives. The Wild Horse Redemption was an official selection at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the recipient of a 2009 Gemini Award for cinematography.
Mauchline was the Associate Producer and Field Director on Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Combat School, a six-part documentary series following the men and women of 1 Platoon, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment through the most specialized, comprehensive, and technologically advanced military training in our nation’s history, culminating in their ultimate deployment to Afghanistan.
He performed the role of Associate Producer for CTV/PBS Frontline’s award-winning, and controversial documentary The Suicide Tourist, as well as CBC’s Gemini Award-winning series College Days, College Nights. His directing credits include Crash Test Mommy for Slice, formerly Life Network.
Born in Toronto, Mark Mauchline’s taste for travel and adventure began with a trip to his mother’s birthplace in India at the age of ten. He spent an Outward Bound style high school education dog sledding, and paddling the historic trade routes of the voyageurs. This led to a ten-year career as a guide, and regional manager for the world’s largest adventure travel company, Backroads.
Mauchline has bicycled, hiked and paddled in thirty countries on five continents. Among others, his self-propelled journeys have taken him down India’s west coast and Australia’s east, above the arctic circle in Scandinavia, and through the mountainous spine of central Asia. Living and working overseas have provided him with invaluable experience in dealing with the subtleties of many cultures, as well as a unique personal insight into the lives of people he has met.
A published writer, and an honours graduate from The School of Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, he learned to ride a bicycle through repeated circuits around the commissioner’s residence driveway in Jabalpur, India.
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