Mark Botts grew up in North Carolina. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Clint Eastwood westerns were his regular movie viewings. But during his freshman year of high school, Mark watched the Academy Award-winning film: Braveheart. That did it. He knew he wanted to work in the film industry.
An undergrad in Speech Communications gave him a few opportunities to develop his interest in the dramatic arts. He moved to New York City and studied acting. While in New York, he began screenwriting under the guidance of teacher/filmmaker: Jason Chaet. This spurred Mark on to further study the craft of screenwriting, so he entered Regent University’s MFA program and completed the tour in the spring of 2013.
By day, Mark is a teacher. By night, he is a screenwriter - his major screenwriting influences being Wes Anderson and Tony Gilroy.
Mark and his wife Rebecca have three children – Ella, Sam, and Victor.
Isaiah’s passion for film began when as a kid, living in Japan, he stumbled upon a worn-out VHS tape of Star Wars: A New Hope. Since then he’s taken in movies by the thousands.
As a screenwriter, Isaiah uses his knowledge of cinema and unique upbringing abroad to tell his stories. He enjoys writing small town dramas and science fiction, and occasionally enjoys writing small town science fiction dramas.
Isaiah received his Masters from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In addition to screenwriting, Isaiah works in the parking and transportation industry. In August of 2013, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Isaiah currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Victoria and their two children - Noah and Luke.