Fort Argyle Films is a Film and Television Development and Production Company with offices in Los Angeles, California and Savannah, Georgia.
Started in 2011, partners Mark McCullough and Alexis Nelson began developing content in a variety of genres. Double Wide Blues, a TV series focusing on life in a trailer park, was the first project that brought the company together, and since then they have developed and produced numerous other projects including thrillers and horrors.
Fort Argyle Films is partnered with award-winning Post Production studio, HOAX Films. This allows for the entire process of development through post production to be managed efficiently.
William Mark McCullough is a native of Savannah, Georgia. One of ten children, Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in political theory and theatre from Mercer University as well as a law degree from American University in Washington, DC.
Mark worked in politics on Capitol Hill until a serious car accident while on a trip in Nicaragua prompted him to rethink his career path. Leaving politics, he began to pursue creative work in the film industry.
Mark founded Fort Argyle Films and has written, directed and produced several film projects through the company.
In addition to filmmaking, Mark has acted in a number of films. He landed a supporting role in Mena with Tom Cruise (directed by Doug Liman). Mark can also be seen in The Free State of Jones (starring Matthew McConaughey and directed by Gary Ross), Birth of a Nation (directed by Nate Parker and starring Armie Hammer), and has a recurring role in the new series Underground coming in 2016 to WGN America.
Mark is a passionate world traveler, having backpacked through 17 countries including Russia, Turkey, Serbia, Cuba and Nicaragua. He has also traveled extensively throughout the U.S., exploring the back roads of over 30 states on his motorcycle.
Alexis Nelson is an Emmy-nominated Executive Producer, and founder of the award-winning digital production and management studio, HOAX Films and partner in development and production company Fort Argyle Films.
She was nominated for her first Emmy in 2014 for her work in Art Direction and Graphic Design on the History Channel’s Ultimate Guide to the Presidents.
A California native, Nelson graduated from UCLA with a BA in Design Media Arts and a minor in Film and Television. She has been recognized industry-wide as an emerging and innovative leader, beginning her career at Motion Theory and Warner Bros. where she was involved in projects for Buick, Heineken, and Tanqueray.
In 2010, Nelson founded a visual effects and motion graphics company, HOAX Films, delivering work for commercials, music video, television, film, and branded content for production companies and agencies. Now in its fifth year, HOAX is known for its work on campaigns for Game of Thrones, Harry Potter 7, feature films like Fast 5, Zombeavers, and music videos for Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Little Dragon, and Absolut Vodka. Through HOAX Films, Nelson served as visual effects producer for Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior. She also managed graphics, animation, and visual effects departments for the Discovery series Bad Universe.
In 2013, HOAX won six Davey Awards, six W3 Awards, and an Interactive Media Award for a groundbreaking science and technology website.
Alexis produced a short film, Modern Love, was screened at the Marché du film for Cannes 2015, received a Director’s Awards at the Lady Filmmakers Festival, and Big Apple Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, and was a finalist for the PBS Shorts Showcase.
Alexis is on the Jury for the 2015 Clio Key Art Awards for Audio/Visual Technique, and has been a speaker for the Animation Summit Short Form Panel, SIGGRAPH Careers Panel and the BIL Technology Conference speaking on narrative filmmaking in new media.