Mark McCullough grew up in Savannah, Georgia as the oldest of ten siblings. His father worked in construction and his mother was a maid. At an early age, Mark began shooting films using his dad's VHS camcorder. He used his family and friends as cast members and crew.
Mark went on to earn a theater degree from Mercer University before obtaining a law degree at American University in Washington, DC. Mark worked on Capitol Hill and then as a prosecutor before returning to his first love - film making.