Mark Monroe

Writer / Filmmaker


Mark Monroe is an award-winning documentary writer and filmmaker. A journalism graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Mark began his career in television as a newswriter for CNN. His theatrical credits include: ICARUS (Netflix, 2017; Winner, Best Documentary, 2018 Academy Awards); HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS (National Geographic, 2017); THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS (Hulu, 2016); BEFORE THE FLOOD (Toronto, 2016); UNDER THE GUN (Sundance, 2016); HOOLIGAN SPARROW (Sundance ,2016); RACING EXTINCTION (Sundance, 2015); FED UP (Sundance 2014); SONIC HIGHWAYS (HBO, 2014); DRUNK, STONED, BRILLIANT, DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON (Sundance, 2014); MISSION BLUE (Berlin, 2014); THE SUMMIT (Winner, Best Editing, Sundance, 2013); WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (Winner, Best Cinematography, Sundance, 2013) SOUND CITY (Sundance, 2013); THE COVE (Winner, Best Documentary, 2010 Academy Awards; Best Documentary Script, W.G.A., 2010); THE TILLMAN STORY; CHASING ICE (Winner, Best Cinematography, Sundance, 2012); STOLEN SEAS; LAST PLAY AT SHEA; and ONCE IN A LIFETIME: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE NEW YORK COSMOS (W.G.A. nomination, Best Documentary Script, 2007). Currently, Mark is working on a film about Luciano Pavarotti with Ron Howard and Imagine Entertainment, as well as season two of TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS with Mike Judge.