Mark Stolaroff’s career in independent filmmaking spans over 20 years. He started out working at Roger Corman’s studio, working his way up the production track. He was then a principal at Next Wave Films, a company of the Independent Film Channel that provided finishing funds to exceptional low-budget features, where he worked closely with filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Joe Carnahan, and Amir Bar-Lev on their first features. For the last 12 years, he has been an independent producer, producing numerous award-winning micro-budget features. He founded No Budget Film School 10 years ago, teaching the secrets and principles of successful no-budget filmmaking to hundreds of filmmakers each year. He has a business degree and a film minor from the University of Texas and worked in Investment Banking before becoming a filmmaker.