MARDINA MEDIA is a film production company located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We desire to create films that both entertain and challenge.
Film Making is our passion, and creativity is our soul.
Mark Todd Bruner
Creative Director, Executive Producer
Mark Todd Bruner is an award-winning Producer, Director, and Writer. Mark worked in film and television in New York for over twenty years. In 2015 he founded Daddy B Productions, an Independent Film Company, based in New York City. Daddy B Productions produced four award-winning short films, one of his short films screened at the Marche du Film at the Cannes Film Festival. These awards include Mark's short film, "Giselle's Heart," which was an Olympus Film Festival Semi-Finalist Award and Global Shorts Festival Winner (2019). He also wrote, directed, and produced "Sidney" in which NY Indie Film Awards gave the Best Actress Award to Jenna Rose Shapiro (2016). The company recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has evolved into MARDINA MEDIA. Under MARDINA MEDIA, Mark's screenplay "Circle of 3's" won the Olympus Film Festival Best Horror Screenplay Winner (2019).
Dina Irene Puleo (Barton) was born in Derby, CT. Dina's family moved quite frequently. However, she calls the small town Arlington, WA, the place where she grew up. At the age of 18, Dina decided to move back to CT, where she settled for a while in Cromwell. As a young person on her own, Dina went to a couple of community colleges at night while she worked a full-time job during the day. Dina began her growth and love for the stage under the direction of several directors and music leaders. Dina started to work on both sides of the stage as a writer, director, and actor. She began doing monologues, small roles, wrote plays, and eventually became a drama director and producer for a few megachurches. Dina had two young boys at home and decided to prioritize her family by being a stay-at-home mom. Though the stage always called out to her, she became a Toastmaster winning several contests for outstanding speaking performances. She became a public speaker for a women's shelter, speaking on domestic violence, and even went before the State of Texas to pass family recovery coaching certification for those with loved ones who are battling substance use. Dina's oldest son, John, is also creative and is now married. As life continues to change, she became a professional chef and is working on her second cookbook. Dina is also an executive producer, who partnered with Mark Todd Bruner to form Mardina Media. As a writer, actor, director, and producer, Dina credits her drive to succeed and creativity from her challenging life experiences and the devastating loss of her youngest son, Michael, at the age of 22. As her son, Michael would often say to her, "Mom, you do you," and that is how she lives life.
Director of Photography / Editor
Mark David is an award-winning Writer, Director and Cinematographer. David's third independent feature film,"American Cowslip" (2010) starred Diane Ladd, Rip Torn, Cloris Leachman, Bruce Dern, Val Kilmer, Peter Falk and Lin Shaye. The film was released in North America through Warner Bros. and E1. American Cowslip, in which David directed the legendary Peter Falk in his last big screen appearance took out top honors at the 2010 Albuquerque Film Festival. David's work as a filmmaker often showcases his multi-faceted abilities as a director, cinematographer, editor and producer.
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky