Welcome to Cassava Films, an independent film production company run by Mark Tapio Kines in Los Angeles, California.
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The Belko Experiment

Movie Reviews

Newest review posted on March 26, 2017:

The Belko Experiment

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I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing

The List of 9

current list posted on March 14, 2017:

Nine Pop Singles That Were Originally Commercial Jingles

In granddad's (read: my) day, radio and TV commercials relied on catchy jingles to sell product. Yet despite its success, this trend started becoming passé in the 1980s, as ad agencies and their clients went from commissioning original compositions to licensing existing music. Somewhere in the middle, however, there's an odd little collection of pop hits that first saw life as commercial jingles. "I'd… read more!

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In Alaska for the 2016 Anchorage International Film Festival

Development Updates

last updated February 9, 2017:

“20 Matches” Now Public, and What’s Next

At this point, it's safe to say that 20 Matches is done with the festival circuit. It had a good run, with 18 film festivals and additional screenings, including a full month on Alaska Airlines. To mark the occasion, I have removed the Vimeo password and everyone can now see this film in its entirety. You can watch 20 Matches on my Short Films page,… read more!

20 Matches

The Films

Last updated February 9, 2017:

20 Matches

A young woman (Nina Rausch), her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women – one per year. Here is a more expansive page on the film.… read more!