CMC #106 – Mark Cochran

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Mark Cochran, writer/director of the short film, “First Do No Harm”, spoke with Christian Movie Connect host, Cheryl Ariaz Wicker, during the 2014 NRB Convention. The action in the film begins with a school shooting that is cut short due to the intervention of school janitor, Jesús Torres (Kenny Santiago Marrero), who is hailed as a hero. Torres feels he did what anyone would do to protect the lives of others. Several weeks later, circumstances lead him to the harsh truth of the abortion industry. What follows is an ethical comparison between the school shooter and the doctor who performs abortions.

“First Do No Harm” won “Best Short Film” at the GloryReelz Christian Film Festival and was awarded “Best Short Film” and the “Chairman’s Award Best of Festival” at the Mount Dora Family Film Festival. The film was also a finalist at several other film festivals, and is also a selection for the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival.
To learn more about the film or to purchase the DVD, go to the website at