Mark Redfield is an American actor, writer, artist and filmmaker.
Redfield is the publisher and editor of Poe Forevermore Magazine, and he is the producer of Poe Forevermore Radio Theater, creating and starring in audio plays and audio books based on classic and original works of mystery and imagination. For many years he produced live entertainment and literary events to raise money for The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, and when the city ended funding of The Poe House, he was asked to serve as Vice President of Poe Baltimore, Inc., helping that new organization get on its feet during its first year. A heart attack in 2013 forced Redfield to prioritize his very busy schedule, and he resigned from his position, leaving the organization in capable hands. As a devotee of Poe, his life and work, Redfield supports all Poe institutions around-the-world. Redfield is in production with an epic audio play biography of Edgar Allan Poe, called ALONE: THE LIFE OF POE. The biography, with full cast of actors and guest stars, music and sound effects, will be available soon both as a deluxe CD set and on iTunes. The Audio Play series VAMPIRE HUNTERS INCORPORATED also debuts soon.
Redfield's feature film credits include: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER (Justin Gatewood), DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (Farper Twyly), THE DEATH OF POE (Edgar Allan Poe), DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), & COLD HARBOR (Roger). Television credits include: ARMED ROBBERY ORGASM (as Ron–Channel Four, London), & IN THE GRIP OF EVIL (as Father Hughes–Discovery Channel) among many others. During his career he has acted in, or directed, over seventy plays professionally. Redfield has founded two successful theater companies; Industrial Strength Theater and New Century Theater, respectively, and has toured internationally. He received training in theater and film from Towson University, UNESCO’s Theatre Of Nation’s University, and The Actor’s Conservatory. Redfield's first novel, THE CHANEY MURDER CASE, will be published in 2014. . Redfield is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity. He owns the production companies Redfield Arts and Damfino Media, and makes his home on sets all over the world, but collects his mail in Los Angeles and Baltimore.
THE CHANEY MURDER CASE : A Novella In 5 Reels
by MARK REDFIELD
Hollywood, in its infancy. A brilliant actor at a crossroads in his career. The murder of an extra on a busy movie set…
In this brisk, fast-paced picaresque novella, Mark Redfield paints a vivid portrait of Lon Chaney by thrusting him into an investigation of a young protégé that may, or may not, have been murdered while working on a film set. A work of fiction, set during Chaney’s early days in Hollywood before fame struck, Redfield brings Chaney to life in a tale that is, by turns, humorous and strange.
“I’ve long been a fan of the great Lon Chaney. I've been fascinated by his work, and often had wondered how he approached his roles, his work. As an actor myself, who strives to create characters and have used make-up and wigs and costume to create them, I began this novella by simply imagining how Chaney would go to work. In other words, I began to examine my own thought and emotional processes, and imagined that Chaney’s weren't so dissimilar—that all actors experienced the same feelings when creating characters and acting. The story took me in unexpected directions, and I discovered that as I put Chaney in unfamiliar situations, the more “alive” he became to me. So, this is my portrait of Chaney, the actor, set in a fiction of my own creation that skewers and lovingly pokes fun of the worlds of the theater and of movies: the people who live, make, and breathe creation of entertainment.”
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