Mark 

Favro

is a

musician,

filmmaker and

second generation Nihilist.

music

bands from The BOF Shelter

In London, Ontario, Canada, a practice room was built by Owen and Galen’s 

father in the basement of the Curnoe’s house on Weston Street in 1982. 

The room was nicknamed  THE BOF SHELTER.

I made music in that studio with various bands for over 20 years.

Click on the links above to go to each band.

movies & animation

When I was a kid I started making animated films with my Dad’s Super8 camera. 

My Dad told me his friend had kids that made films too, so in 1980 I collaborated for the first time with Owen and Galen Curnoe. This was a group effort that would last until Galen moved to Vancouver in 1990.

Film led to B&W reel to reel video. The advantage being immediate results without developing of film. Also the advantage of sound.

Lots of running around with toy guns throwing dummies off rooftops. 

In 1983 Owen’s Dad bought a CANON colour VHS portapack and camera.

The mid 80s was a very inspired and productive time for the three of us.

Many silly movies were made.

movies

Ed & Ford & The Cheezy Invention - 1984

The joke is they are action heroes from another country so their voices are dubbed.

Ed & Ford & The Cheezy Adventure trailer - 1985

The Scavenge - 1985

Directed by Owen Curnoe

A mad Max kind of thing with bikes.

One Fine Day In The Wasteland - 1986

Directed by Owen Curnoe, Co written by Steve MacDonald.

Kind of like DOWN BY LAW and MAD MAX mixed together.

Welcome To Forever trailer - 1994

Directed by Owen Curnoe written by Owen Curnoe, Galen Curnoe & Mark Favro.

A bit of John Woo style in this short action film.

Clown Face - 1993

Directed by Mark Favro and written by Mark Favro.

Made with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.

A dark seedy story about a Father and Son.

animation

bubbles - 2005

Video by Mark Favro.

I am inspired by those old and weird Sesame Street animations from the early 70's.

phone - 2005

Video by Mark Favro.

parcel - 2005

Video & Music by Mark Favro.