Mark Pellington

Thank God For Expression Through Creativity

Learn how Mark Pellington found gratitude and healing in creativity and through expression of creativity, through his work as a Hollywood film director, writer and in producing music videos.


Mark Pellington was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984, which he attended on an athletic scholarship. He worked at MTV from 1984 to 1990, winning awards as promo producer and created the landmark TV show, ‘Buzz’.

He became a freelance director in 1990 doing videos for U2, Crystal Waters, De la Soul and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” won many MTV awards in 1993.

In 1994, his Music Video for Whale’s song “Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe” won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. He then directed “Going All the Way”, with Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz, Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Mothman Prophecies in 2002, starring Richard Gere.

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