Photo: Matt Hensley

Photo: Matt Hensley

Mark Hofeling has designed and art directed over 50 productions for film and television. He knew he was born to work in movies when, on a hot summer day in 1977 he saw the Millennium Falcon fly across a giant movie screen in downtown Salt Lake City and his father leaned over and whispered into his nine year old ear, "There are people who make all that stuff, you know." *CLICK* went the light bulb! 

Mark began his work in film at age 19, and designed his first feature, Leucadia Film's "Windrunner" (1995) six years later. Although Mark is now known for his work in Children's film and television, his first years in film were spent in horror, toiling in low budget art departments for Fangoria Magazine's trilogy "Mindwarp", "Children of the Night" and "Severed Ties" and on Films such as "Halloween 5" then working as an EFX tech and puppeteer on Sam Raimi's "Army of Darkness".

Many of his early projects as a production designer were stories of hard-luck realism in bleak desert-scapes and rough trailer-park poverty, like Fox Searchlights' "Nobody's Baby" (2001), CBS' "See You in my Dreams" (2000), or Showtime's "Edge of America" (2003) and "Just a Dream" (2002).

In 2005 Mark's professional life took a colorful turn when he was given his first Disney Channel Original Movie, "Buffalo Dreams" (2005). Since then Mark has designed over 20 Disney Channel Original Movies, including the three most watched cable movies of all time; "High School Musical 2" (2007), "Wizard's of Waverly Place, the Movie" (2009), and "Teen Beach Movie" (2013) as well as "High School Musical" 1 and 3  (2006 & 2008), the latter for Walt Disney Studios. These massively successful projects afforded Mark the exciting new challenge of designing for music and choreography.

Having worked in and out of Hollywood for years, Mark is adept at moving quickly into new locations and markets and building art departments from the ground up. In recent years he has traveled for extended periods to design shows in Barcelona, Spain; Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Each new location has presented its own set of surprises and challenges to overcome.

Mark makes his home, when he is home, with Jesse, his beloved partner of 18 years in downtown Salt Lake City.
 


 

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
 

“Descendants 2” Disney Channel

“Blood Money” Envision Media Arts

“Invisible Sister” Disney Channel

“Descendants” Disney Channel

“Cloud 9” Disney Channel

“Teen Beach Musical” Disney Channel

“Let It Shine” Disney Channel

“Good Luck Charlie: The Movie” Disney Channel

“My Future Boyfriend” ABC Family

“Christmas Cupid” ABC Family

“Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure” Disney Channel

“Den Brother” Disney Channel

“Starstruck” Disney Channel

“Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie” Disney Channel

“10 Things I Hate About You” (Pilot) ABC Family

“My Fake Fiance” ABC Family

“High School Musical 3” Walt Disney Studios

“Dadnapped” Disney Channel

“Minutemen” Disney Channel

“High School Musical 2” Disney Channel

“Cheetah Girls 2” Disney Channel

“Read It And Weep” Disney Channel

“High School Musical” Disney Channel

“Life Is Ruff” Disney Channel

“Go Figure” Disney Channel

“Buffalo Dreams” Disney Channel

“What Should You Do?” Lifetime

“Edge Of America” Showtime

“Just A Dream” Showtime

“Sawtooth” Tribal Alliance

“Con Express” Cinetel Films

“See You In My Dreams” CBS/Randwell Productions

“Jumping for Joy” Feature Films for Families

“Nobody’s Baby” Fox Searchlight

“Return to the Secret Garden” Feature Films for Families

“Substitute III” Detention Productions

“Standing on Fishes” Big Hair Productions

“Stray Dog” Lynch Entertainment

“Touched By An Angel” (#406 & #408) CBS

“No More Baths” Feature Films for Families

“Just in Time” Leucadia Films

“Wish Upon a Star” Leucadia Films

“Address Unknown” Leucadia Films

“The Paper Brigade” Leucadia Films

“Coyote Summer” Leucadia Films

Six Frontier Casino Commercials – Holy Cow Productions

“Just Like Dad” Leucadia Films

“The Undercover Kid” Leucadia Films

“Sight Unseen” Leucadia Films

“Windrunner” Leucadia Films

ART DIRECTOR


“Independence Day: Resurgence” (UT/NV Unit) 20th Century Fox

“Gold Fever” Stephen David Entertainment

“World’s Fastest Indian” WFI Productions Ltd.

“Paradise” (Pilot) Showtime

Sundance Interview Set Sundance Channel

The Maldonado Miracle Showtime

“Atom Films” Lounge (Event Designer) Atom Films

Cadillac “Escalade” Commercial – IPS

“The Little Prince” (Costume/Puppet Design) Sundance Children’s Theater

“Don’t Look Under the Bed” Disney Channel

“The Runner” Runner Productions

“Beyond the Prairie” (Set Designer) CBS

“Motherly Love” Summit Productions

“Deadly Games” Summit Productions

“Con Air” (Asst. Art Director) Runway Pictures/Disney

Gang Intervention PSA – Bonneville International

Mix 105 Commercial (Asst. Art Director) – Fotheringham & Assoc.

Big Boy Commercial (Asst. Art Director) – Video West

Big Boy Commercial (Asst. Art Director) – Fotheringham & Assoc.

“Sundogs” LX Limited

“Black Velvet Pantsuit” Hodge Podge Productions

“Children of the Night” (Asst. Art Director) Fangoria/ RCA Columbia

“Mindwarp” (Asst. Art Director) Fangoria/RCA Columbia

 

SET DECORATOR


“Goodbye Bird” Leucadia Films

“Severed Ties” Fangoria/RCA Columbia

PROP BUILDER / EFFECTS CREW

“Prey for Us All” (Asst. Prop Master) Motion Picture Corp.

“Annie” (Effects Crew) Tidewater Productions

“The Silencer” (Prop Master) Crown International

“Under the Car” (Prop Master) Chanticlear Films

“The Nutty Nut” (Effects Crew) Capella Films

“Army of Darkness” (Puppeteer/Effects) Renaissance Films

“People Under the Stairs” (Effects Crew) Universal

“Dollman” (Prop Builder) Full Moon Entertainment

“Arcade” (Prop Builder) Full Moon Entertainment

“The Tsunami” (Wardrobe Designer) LX Limited

“Halloween V” (Construction) Mayfair Productions