Mark Bamford (writer/director) was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but raised mostly in New York. He graduated from New York University (NYU) in 1989 with a double major in French Literature and Linguistics and a minor in Anthropology. After working for several years in Los Angeles as a freelance screenwriter, Mark wrote and directed the award-winning 2000 short film Hero, which won him the Atom Films "Director to Watch" Award in 2001. "Hero" sold worldwide for television and aired in the U.S. on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Public television. 2004's Cape of Good Hope is his first feature.
Bamford is married to his co-writer and producer, Suzanne Kay; they have two children together. In 2004, Bamford and his family moved to Cape Town, South Africa. They currently live in New York City. Mark Bamford is a Bahá'í.
- "Couple put their faith into the picture". Bahá'í World News Service. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
- Shuler, Deardra. "Suzanne Kay and Mark Bamford: Bringing the Cape of Good Hope to America". Theodore Myles Publishing. Retrieved June 25, 2007.
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