Age: 26
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145
Hair: brown
Eyes: brown
Marital status: single
D.O.B.: 3-20-53
Missing Since: 6-25-79
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Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Residence: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Occupation: Camera operator

Education: high school drop out (Brooklyn Manual Arts)

Hobbies: Butterfly collector, likes sports cars, Italian women and red wine

  • "The Green Inferno" (1979, incomplete)
  • "The Last Road to Hell" (1978, grand jury prize, best documentary New York Critics Association Film Festival) 
  • "Slaves of South Africa" (1976, Academy of Arts nomination, best documentary, best editing)
  • "Shriek of the Mutilated" (1974, 1st assistant camera)
  • "In Search of Ancient Astronauts" (1973, 2nd assistant camera)

Mark Tomaso was born in Brooklyn, New York to Fulvio and Lea Tomaso, third generation Italian-Americans. He attended Brooklyn Manual Arts High School, which he dropped out of at the age of 16 (the high school was later demolished and the area developed into a correctional facility for high risk youth -- which ironically, Mark found himself a frequent visitor of). Tomaso's father, Fulvio, is an employee of the Brooklyn-based basket-importing company, Rosellini and Bros. 

Mark Tomaso took up interest in cinematography after meeting and falling in love with porno actress, Baby Trumbull. On the set of her movies, he learned how to operate the camera, load magazines and pull focus. When documentarian Paul Hart came to the set to film a "behind the scenes" look at the porno industry, Tomaso quickly befriended him. Tomaso joined Hart's Cro-magnon Films ( as a camera assistant and quickly worked his way up to operator. 

He met Alan Yates and Jack Anders at a film festival in Montreal, where the three bonded over beers, food, wine and women. Tomaso has worked with Yates and Anders since 1976. Mark's favorite hobby is butterfly collecting, and he often sells specimens that he collects from all over the world.