Mark Wojahn has numerous short films that are either labors of love or commissioned work. Here are some of these projects. 

Joanne Wojahn: Her Life, Family & Jesus, 35 minutes, (2016)

This is a loving portrait of my mother Joanne Wojahn's life. This 35 minute video follows her life from birth in Wichita, Kansas to growing up in Iowa, her marriage to Ernest Wojahn in Minnesota, having three children in the 1960's and her lifelong faith in Jesus.

Soundtrack of Phillips, 6 minutes (2015) 

Soundtrack of Phillips from Mark Wojahn on Vimeo.


‘Soundtrack of Phillips’ follows the vibrant and talented musician Mankwe Ndosi as she creates music from the Phillips neighborhood in south Minneapolis. In 2014, Ms. Ndosi received the prestigious Forecast / McKnight fellowship to create her musical public art project. That same year, Forecast Public Art teamed with IFP-MN to commission veteran documentarian Mark Wojahn to follow Mankwe’s progress. The result is a heartfelt and colorful short film of Mankwe’s charismatic and beautiful approach to sound, listening and community. 

This film was shot in HD by director, dp and editor, Mark Wojahn. Mankwe and her producer Medium Zach (of Big Quarters) scored the film. Medium Zach and Kent Militzer of Uproar studios mixed the audio. Cory Bauer and the downtown Minneapolis post production house Channel Z did some wonderful graphics and animation. All this attention to detail will make sure this is a top notch 6 minutes of your film festival or media program.


It Goes Down by Muja Messia, featuring I Self Devine. Music Video, 4 minutes, (2014) 

 "It Goes Down" is a labor of love Wojahn needed to do after the Ferguson riots of 2014. He contacted Muja Messiah's producer Jon Jon Scott to see if they could make a music video of one of Mu's songs. It is Muja's personal take on police harassment and violence against people of color. "It Goes Down" featuring I Self Devine off his critically acclaimed Album 'God Kissed It The Devil Missed' Video produced by Mark Wojahn and Jon Jon Scott, Directed by Mark Wojahn, Director of Photography by David Schnack, Edited by Cathy Kostova, Art Dept by Jeff Schell, Craft Service by Dawn Ulrich and Additional Post Production by Channel Z.

 Liz Miller, 6 Minutes (2014)

Liz Miller from Mark Wojahn on Vimeo.

Liz Miller is the a poetic and engaging short film by Mark Wojahn. It follows the artist as she creates her first public art for Art Prize Grand Rapids. Liz Miller was produced by Ace Allgood and Mark Wojahn. Visual effects and graphics by Cory Bauer and Jordan Johnson. The score was composed by Richard Werbowenko. This film was a commission by Forecast Public Art, the McKnight Foundation and admistered by IFP Minnesota. 

Sculptor of Debris, 7 minutes (2007)

Sculptor of Debris follows Minnesota Artist David  Hamlow as he makes his geodisic dome at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This film was a personal project directed by Wojahn, produced by Paul Johnson and edited by Skip Davis. 

For more of Wojahn's short films please check out his Youtube or Vimeo channel.