The Filmmakers

Mark Hall (Producer/Director)
Mark is an independent filmmaker based in Austin, Texas. “Sushi: The Global Catch” is his first feature-length film project – which was conceived while visiting Warsaw, Poland. Mark was amazed by the popularity of sushi in eastern Europe and viewed the cuisine as emblematic of how economies have rapidly globalized. He was a part of the ‘early’ days of the Internet, having established the world’s largest online education portal in 1998. Mark’s experience in media – along with his background in business and law – was a big help in completing “Sushi.” His last documentary, “Mission on Seven,” won a Platinum Award at the 2010 Houston Worldfest film festival. He attended graduate school in Japan and loves sushi.
Sandra Adair, A.C.E. (Editor, Associate Producer)
While living in Los Angeles in the 1980′s, Sandra Adair started editing independent feature films and in 1990 served as second editor on Mike Figgis’s “Internal Affairs.”
Moving to Austin, Texas in 1991, she continued to establish herself as a feature and documentary editor and in 1992 Adair began her long-term collaborative working relationship with Academy Award nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater, for whom she has edited 15 films. In 2009, Ms. Adair began her collaboration with producer and director Mark Hall on “Sushi: The Global Catch,” and later in 2010, Adair teamed with director Dan Rush on the Will Ferrell drama, “Everything Must Go,” for Temple Hill Entertainment.Adair is a member of American Cinema Editors and a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She remains very active in the local film community in Austin, as a mentor and as a member of the Austin Film Society.
Catie Cacci (Editor)
Catie has been a freelance film editor in Austin, Texas for the past 8 years and has cut dozens of commercials, webisodes and long format videos for everyone from Chase Bank to the US Air Force. She has worked as the Senior Editor for Beef and Pie Productions since 2003 for whom she cut the feature-length documentary “Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission” that won the Audience Award at SXSW in 2010. Even though Catie craves sushi more, editing “Sushi: The Global Catch” has made Catie a more informed sushi consumer. Catie graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in MIS and a BS in Radio-Television-Film, specializing in editing.
Brian Satterwhite (Composer)
Brian Satterwhite is a professional composer based in Austin, Texas. He holds a degree with dual majors in Film Scoring and Composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the years, Brian has written scores for over ninety short and feature films including RICHARD GARRIOTT: MAN ON A MISSION (2010), ARTOIS THE GOAT (2009), QUARTER TO NOON (2008), THE CHILDREN’S WAR (2008), COWBOY SMOKE (2008), MR. HELL (2006), and the award-winning IMAX film RIDE AROUND THE WORLD (2006). Brian”s accolades include eleven Gold Medals for Excellence and three Silver Medals from the Park City Film Music Festival, an Indie Intertube Award for Best Score, a Bronze Telly Award, and in 2001 Brian was a finalist in the Young Film Composers Competition sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.

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