Mark Colety


Mark Colety is an American writer and musician. Born and raised in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, he began studying music when he was only 6, taught himself guitar at age 13, and has been writing and performing his own music ever since. Although he is classically trained in theory and composition, Colety’s songwriting is lean and direct. Nonetheless, his music continues to evolve through his willingness to push his creative boundaries to the limit. After living in Seattle for 15 years, he now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Mark Colety began writing at an early age, and studied under renowned poet Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes at Santa Clara University for three years. He worked as a free lance journalist in Seattle, while writing his controversial novel, The Prodigal Ones. He has studied screenwriting with international guru Robert McKee, legendary Hollywood script doctor John Truby, and completed the screenwriting series at Seattle Film Institute.

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Coveted Academy Awards Fellowship

Mark Colety’s outrageous new comedy “Not my Tot” got it’s first nod of the year, and it was a big one. Chosen from 7,442 scripts, he advances to the next round of the 2015 Nicholl Fellowship run by the Academy Awards (

A New Comedy for 2015

After two plus years of work, Colety’s latest script ‘Not my Tot’ is finally complete!  The copyright has been filed, the WGA registration is in, and the submissions have begun.  Happy 2015 to all!

2014 BlueCat Semifinalist

We are thrilled to announce that Gordy Hoffman’s BlueCat has advanced Annabel Lee to this year’s Semifinals (Top Ten Percent). Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s macabre poem, Mark Colety’s sophomore script continues to garner attention.

All you need is ‘Love . . . ‘

Mark’s records “Gram of Love” and  “Love the Hard Way” are now available at Spotify, Rhapsody, and Google Play as well as iTunes and Amazon.  Check it out, crank it up, and share with your friends!

‘Annabel Lee’ places in 2013 Austin Film Festival

Recognized for the second consecutive year, Colety’s screenplays made the grade at the Austin Film Festival.  His latest script “Annabel Lee” stood out from over 8,600 entries progressing to Round 2 Selection in the 2013 competition.

BlueCat Puuurrs!

BlueCat weighs in on Mark’s new script Annabel Lee: “This is a smart, taut, mind-bending psychological and supernatural thriller that hooked me from the beginning and kept me until the end.”  BlueCat is widely considered one of the best screenplay competitions …
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The Tale of Annabel Lee

Mark Colety’s anticipated sophomore script, Annabel Lee, is now complete, copyrighted, WGA registered and has been submitted to the top screenwriting contests in Los Angeles.  Wanting to show his range as a writer, this dark supernatural drama is a stark …
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AFF Screenplay Director Weighs In

More props from the Austin Film Festival on Colety’s screenplay ‘From Kandahar with Love’: “A very unique love story with a surprising twist.  Realistic and memorable dialogue.  Well done!” – Matt Dy, AFF Screenplay Competition Director

Austin Film Festival recognizes Colety

2012 Austin Film Festival sent out notifications to it’s top screenwriters in this year’s competition.  The results: Colety’s script ‘From Kandahar with Love’ advances to Round 2 selection.

PAGE Awards 2012 Semi-Finalist

Check out the link below:  The PAGE Awards is one of the most prestigious and highly competitive contests in Hollywood.  Colety’s rewritten From Kandahar with Love is now in the top 25 scripts for the category of comedy.  In the interim, …
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