Mark Steven Grove
Mark Steven Grove is a Denver-based filmmaker who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Aside from being an accomplished actor and stunt performer, it is his skills behind the camera that have established him as a true Renaissance man. Gifted in all things action-related, Mr. Grove is a talented fight choreographer, stunt coordinator, firearms handler, pyrotechnician and special effects supervisor who has utilized his skills in over 120 professional projects.
His most recent films include the fantasy/adventure Gathering of Heroes: Legend of the Seven Swords, starring Martin Kove (Karate Kid), Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon), and Debra Marshall (WWE) and the psychological thriller Mind’s Eye, starring Malcolm McDowell (Star Trek: Generations), Dean Cain (Lois and Clark), Natalie Distler (Rescue Me) and Izzie Steele which was released in May 2015 and retitled Quantum Voyage.
In 2015 he wrote and directed Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine, a sci-fi/action film that released March 7, 2017, on iTunes and on bluray on April 11, 2017. In 2017 he will shoot Bokendan: Quest for the Phoenix Sword which will be a kids action film that will have elements from films such as Goonies and Jumanji. Another project in the works is Ninja: Shadow of Justice, a martial arts/action film.
Mr. Grove has also created an amazing resource for those interested in getting into the action industry. He has opened the RISK FACTOR: ACTION TRAINING CENTER (www.RiskFactorATC.com) in Arvada, Colorado. It includes matted floors, elevated platforms, obstacles, crash mats, and large façade structures that simulate real-world environments in which dangerous situations occur. This facility is perfect for training in classical martial arts, modern self-protection, theatrical fight choreography, and motion picture stunts. The facility also has a well-equipped shop to work on mold-making, makeup effects, prop building, and other practical effects. If it’s related to action, both real and imagined, RISK FACTOR: ACTION TRAINING CENTER is the place to learn it.
Mark will be participating in various events throughout the StarFest weekend. You’ll first be able to meet him at the Friday night at the Meet & Greet.