Welcome to Cassava Films, an independent film production company run by Mark Tapio Kines in Los Angeles, California.
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Tijuana’s birthplace of the Caesar salad

The List of 9

current list posted on February 15, 2017:

Nine Famous Dishes and Cocktails I’ve Consumed at their Point of Origin

I am still struggling to write more relevant, entertainment- or history-related lists that haven't already been done to death elsewhere on the Internet. (There are now so many, many other list makers I have to compete with.) To keep the List of 9 alive and unique in its 20th(!!) year, I often have to resort to more personal and/or arcane material. Still, hopefully… read more!

Browse through over 300 Lists of 9 here!
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!
Hidden Figures

Movie Reviews

Newest review posted on January 29, 2017:

Hidden Figures

other current reviews:

Browse through over 850 movie reviews here!