Mark Zampella in front of a colorful wall.

Mark Zampella is a filmmaker, graphic designer, and musician.

Il Starcana quartetto
 at the hookah lounge

A hypnagogic romp through the park.


Lesa Silvermore and Krystal Grier star in this hypnagogic romp through the park with invisible dogs and a weather cult.



2019 Santiago Independent Film Awards

2019 Miami Underground Film Festival

2019 DUMBO Film Festival
2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, nominated for Best Music
2018 Miami Independent Film Festival
2018 Denver Underground Film Festival

The Cruel Earth's musical journey through the Periodic Table of Elements has finally reached the F-block; those two rows that stand alone at the bottom of the table. This month The Cruel Earth visits the Lanthanide family. Better Living Through Lanthanides is a full-length, 14-track musical journey, The Cruel Earth's longest album since From Seeds No More Than Dust.