'Mission Impossible' Storyboard Artist Turned 'Accidental Texan' Director Mark Bristol Talks Behind the Scenes in His Transition

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Director Mark Bristol's second feature film, ACCIDENTAL TEXAN is now in theaters. The filmmaker spent most of his career as a storyboard artist for directors David Fincher, Terrence Malick and Christopher McQuarrie. The storyboard artist turned director says he learned important lessons from working with these iconic directors and also Tom Cruise.

ACCIDENTAL TEXAN stars Thomas Haden Church, Carrie-Ann Moss, and Rudy Pankow in a charming dramedy. Struggling actor Erwin (Rudy Pankow) is stranded in a small Texas town and befriended by a local oil man (Thomas Haden Church) looking to use the Harvard-educated young man's smarts to save his business in ACCIDENTAL TEXAN.

Bristol's credits as a storyboard artist includes the Christopher McQuarrie MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movies, Fear the Walking Dead, Fargo, EDGE OF TOMORROW, THE TREE OF LIFE and more. 

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