Mark Pedri

Mark Pedri is an expedition-based documentary filmmaker and writer from Southwestern Wyoming where he tells stories from off the beaten path. Pedri founded Burning Torch Productions in 2011 to focus on character-driven stories from the backcountry and backroads of the world. Prior to making films full-time, Pedri managed the Episodic Storytelling program at Sundance Institute. He has an MFA from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming. For his most recent film, he cycled across Germany to retrace the route of his grandfather who was a Prisoner of War in WWII. He recently directed Brave Girl (Mountainfilm 2023)