Director and actor Mark Webber explores family dynamics using his real family as the cast and real-life situations for the story to create a film that authentically blurs the line between narrative and documentary. "Flesh and Blood" tells the story of Mark, a man returning home from prison to live with his mother and teenage brother in the inner city of Philadelphia. Attempts to rebuild his life become frustrated by struggles with sobriety, a strained relationship with his activist mother, the neglect of a teenage brother with Asperger's and a rehashed cycle of abandonment by addict fathers. A dysfunctional family tree soon emerges whose every branch is not only broken but likely unrepairable.
Mark Webber has appeared in films with such notable directors as Woody Allen, Todd Solondz, Jim Jarmusch and Lars Von Trier. As a director his films “Explicit Ills” (2008 SXSW Audience & Best Cinematography Winner), “The End Of Love” (2012 Sundance Film Fest) and "The Ever After" (2014 LA Film Fest) boldly eschew conventional Hollywood filmmaking.