Make My Mark - JIFF

  • JIFF
  • 1h 46m
  • 2020

This film is part of the Japan Indies Festival which will be held online on the 16th and 17th of November. You can watch for free or support the festival by buying the pass here. This is not part of the Raindance 2020 Film Festival, those films can be found here.

A struggling singer/songwriter fresh from a bad break up (and a tragic loss) comes up with a crazy plan to turn his life around. He sets off to Japan, first busking in the streets and then becoming a popular club act. His main goal though, to sow his wild oats with as many women as possible to leave his mark on the world. As he pursues his outrageous scheme, a woman right under his nose steals his heart and changes his life forever. This second feature from Ken Webb combines wry self deprecating NY style humor with an international and musical sensibility.

Native New Yorker, Ken Webb was hired by VH1 as a writer/director of on-air promos right out of undergrad after his thesis film, “The Waiters”, won numerous awards and became a region finalist for the Student Academy Award. With a 20 year career in the field, Ken Webb has directed music videos and short films, including the New York Times published Op-Doc “Subway Alarm” which helped to silence the noise pollution of the emergency exit door alarms that went off unchecked for 9 years in NYC. He has also taught film production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Ken's first feature, "Serious Laundry," was an award winner and the centerpiece film at the Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival. It also won Best Feature at the DIY Film Festival. In addition, Mr. Webb is a prolific songwriter with a dozen full-length records of original songs to his credit. “Make My Mark” is the first time Ken has taken on playing a lead film role.

Director

Ken Webb