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Our Mission

At Crash Cat, our mission is to harness the transformative power of storytelling to entertain and inspire audiences across diverse genres. Rooted in the belief that good work emerges from collaboration with good people, we are a film production and development company dedicated to creating content that resonates on both an emotional and societal level.


Our commitment extends beyond the screen; we seek to cultivate a community of filmmakers, creatives, and collaborators who share our passion for excellence and positive impact. By fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, we aim to bring together individuals who are not only skilled in their craft but also dedicated to using their talents for the betterment of society.


In every project we undertake, we strive for excellence, creativity, and innovation. Our dedication to high-quality storytelling is paralleled by our commitment to telling stories that matter. Whether we are crafting narratives that entertain, challenge, or uplift, we aspire to leave a lasting impression on our audiences and contribute to a cultural landscape that values diverse perspectives.


Our mission is to be a beacon of inspiration within the film industry, showcasing that the pursuit of artistic excellence and positive impact can go hand in hand. Through our films, we aim to transcend boundaries, spark conversations, and ultimately contribute to a world where the universal language of storytelling brings people together, fosters empathy, and inspires positive change. Join us on this journey, as we use our craft to not only entertain but also to leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of our global audience.

Executive Team

Mark Andrew Hamer


Richard Maurer

CSO/Vice President

Mark Andrew Hamer is an Emmy and Gold Telly-winning filmmaker based in Cleveland, Ohio. Specializing in documentary and narrative storytelling, he currently holds the position of CEO/President. His notable works include acclaimed features such as GFunk, Lovely Jackson, and I See You. Mark recently wrote and directed the upcoming feature thriller, Replicator, scheduled for release in late 2024. He is currently in production directing a sports documentary series.

Mark's filmmaking ventures have taken him to various countries worldwide, including Germany, Estonia, Brazil, Finland, England, Wales, and the Netherlands. Beyond his success in the film industry, he has received numerous Addy awards for his contributions to the commercial sector. Mark has served as a production and post specialist for national TV spots, collaborating with renowned companies such as Marathon Petroleum, Sherwin-Williams, and General Electric.

Outside the realm of filmmaking, Mark is a prolific writer. His latest book, "Growing Up Irish," is currently available in bookstores. Additionally, he contributes to the field of education as an advisor to the media arts department of the West Shore Career - Technical District and as a teacher at the Tri-C Film Academy. His achievements include being a Cleveland AAF Rising Star 4 under 40 award recipient, a Crain’s Cleveland Business 40 under 40 awardee, and the recipient of Cleveland Scene Magazine's Best Director accolade.

Richard Maurer has dedicated his 30-year career to the music and recording arts industry, establishing himself as an award-winning sound designer, audio recording engineer, re-recording mixer, foley artist, musician, composer, voice talent, and educator. Currently serving as CSO/Vice President, he brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Richard's sound design work and music compositions have left an indelible mark on various platforms, including documentaries, feature films, shorts, TV commercials, radio spots, internet ads, and corporate and non-profit projects. Notably, his sound design has contributed to an Emmy award-winning project, and he boasts 4 Emmy nominations, a Grammy nomination, and numerous Addy and Telly awards.

His portfolio extends to collaborations with local and nationally recognized clients, such as the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cleveland Browns, McDonald's, General Electric, Kay Jewelers, Vail Resorts, Goodyear, Meineke, Sherwin-Williams, Marathon, among many others. Richard's impressive feature film credits include The Hunting, Lovely Jackson, The Enormity of Life, G Funk, I See You, and Madtown.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Richard remains dedicated to community involvement, actively engaged in ongoing projects with his alma mater, the University of Akron, particularly its Music and Steel Drum programs. He generously shares his knowledge by mentoring interns and serving as a guest speaker at educational institutions like Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC), Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), and the National High School Institute (NHSI) at Northwestern University.

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