Mark Allen Wilson is a writer and director from the USA and Canada.

The youngest of four brothers, he was born in Mobile, Alabama. He was baptised by his grandfather, an Anglican priest, at St. Lukes-Broughdale in London, Ontario.

As a teenager he grew up in the rural community of Johnson City, Tennessee where he graduated from Science Hill High School. His father, a rural physician trained in London, Ontario, is now professor emeritus of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. His mother, born in Stettler, Alberta, is a nurse practitioner who works in hospice and palliative care.

He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history and cinema studies. While an undergraduate he worked at the Memphis Film Commission and was inspired by the indie filmmakers Craig Brewer, Mike McCarthy, and Morgan Fox. He also interned at the documentary production company TrueStory Pictures.

Mark is a recent graduate from the MFA Film Directing Program at California Institute for the Arts where he also studied acting, cinematography, and editing. His thesis film, "Be Still", is currently in postproduction.