Mark N Tompkins is famous Canadian-born matte and background painter and scenic artist who worked on the creation of Lake Placid. He was one of the painters that created complex sets and backgrounds, that would have otherwise presented a problem for the shooting location. Working on this project in the United States has set Tompkins on his current path of success. This was the defining moment for him in 1999, when he tried to work as an actor, but had no or little success in that business.
Born on January 16th, 1975 in Canada, Tompkins was the smallest of three children. His parents have noticed his talents for art from high school. Following his passion for love, Tompkins enrolled at the Capilano University in Vancouver, which strengthened his passion for painting. While education has set a course for his life, Tompkins moved to the USA, where he could display his talents. At first, he got the chance to work on minor theater plays as a set designer and set painter. It was later in 1999 when the producer of Lake Placid has hired him to do the work of the main painter. As it turns out, it was the right decision, since it launched his career into Hollywood.
|2000||Final Destination||stand-by painter|
|2001||Thir13en Ghosts||on-set painter|
|2002||K-9: P.I.||(video) painter|
|2003||Freddy vs. Jason||stand-by painter|
|2006||Eight Below||scenic artist|
|2006||She's the Man||second unit lead painter|
|2007||Code Name: The Cleaner||stand-by painter|
|2007||The Last Mimzy||painter|
|2007||88 Minutes||stand-by painter|
|2009||I Love You, Beth Cooper||on-set painter|
|2009||Case 39||on-set painter|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||on-set painter|
|2012||The Movie Out Here||paint coordinator|
|2015||Fifty Shades of Grey||painter foreman|