BASIL IWANYK | CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
game1 Co-Founder & Chairman Basil Iwanyk, also the founder of Thunder Road Pictures, is one of the most prolific and respected independent film producers in Hollywood. His resume includes John Wick: Parabellum ($318M WWBO), John Wick: Chapter 2 ($172M WWBO), A Star is Born ($435M WWBO), Sicario, Wind River, The Town, We Are Marshall, The Expendables, and many more.
Thunder Road’s films have been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Producers Guild Awards, Writers Guild Awards, Directors Guild Awards, and AFI Awards, and have been official selections at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals.
Before founding Thunder Road, Basil was at Warner Bros. where he developed an array of massive film hits, including Ocean’s 11, Training Day, and Any Given Sunday, among many others.
MARK CIARDI | PRESIDENT & CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Mark is one of the most prolific true-story producers in Hollywood. Mark had an overall first-look deal with Walt Disney Studios for 12 years where he produced a multitude of films including THE ROOKIE, MIRACLE, INVINCIBLE, THE GAME PLAN, SECRETARIAT, MILLION DOLLAR ARM, and MCFARLAND USA starring Kevin Costner. He then started Select Films and went on to make the inspirational family drama MIRACLE SEASON, the Disney film SAFETY, and AMERICAN UNDERDOG for Lionsgate, as well as the upcoming films THE SENIOR and A MILLION MILES AWAY, starring Michael Peña for Amazon. He also produced the Emmy Award winning ESPN 30-For-30 documentary BIG SHOT, the ESPN 30-For-30 documentary entitled 42 to 1, as well as the documentary series 72: A GATHERING OF CHAMPIONS for Peacock. His films have grossed cumulative worldwide box office revenues of over $680MM.
Mark played baseball at the University of Maryland, where he earned his B.S. in Business. He was drafted in 1983 by the Milwaukee Brewers organization and was called up to the majors in 1987.
In addition to the partners, game1 is supported by a team that is equally dynamic and driven to change the content landscape, one project at a time.