That might be answered by describing what’s going on inside the mind of Mark Wright, the Founder and Creative Director of Sangamon House. With over 40 years of experience as a producer, writer, director and editor in video production and television broadcasting, Mark’s vision of the possibilities for digital products and services is what drives Sangamon House. After leaving the traditional video production business in 2011, he completed Miracles of Kindness, written with his mother, Ann, and opened Sangamon House as the publishing firm that would bring the book to the electronic market, complete with video and music. In 2015, when opportunities arose with the Olympic sport of team handball, a game for which he once represented his country, he returned to his roots in live broadcasting and began streaming services.
If it can be defined as digital material, Sangamon House is interested in developing it for the right audience with the right delivery mechanism. Our goal is to provide a video platform that combines live broadcasting and recording, specially crafted video production, client-friendly archiving practices and the latest in computer-aided design to produce quality digital products, for both outside clients and internal product development.
We invite you to explore the website to find out more about Miracles of Kindness, how you can purchase an electronic copy and even contribute a story of your own … learn about the exciting Olympic sport of team handball and how you can watch this year’s national championships … and explore our digital services while viewing examples of our work.
Welcome to Sangamon House.
Why Sangamon House?
We get asked that a lot. Of course, it started with the need to find a name that was unique to the web. We came across “Sangamon” as we perused a map of Illinois in anticipation of a road trip. Mark’s father, Cliff, hails from Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County, named for the river of the same name that runs through town. The word “Sangamon” derives from a Native American Pottawatomie word meaning "where there is plenty to eat," a useful metaphor given Mark’s appetite and appreciation for good food. His father, Cliff, was a role model for Mark all his life and the man responsible for introducing him to such comic icons as Jonathan Winters, Mel Brooks’ 2000 Year Old Man and Soupy Sales. With his wife Ann’s blessings, it is to Cliff Wright that Sangamon House, and its artistic and educational aspirations, is dedicated.
Mark Wright is the Sangamon House Creative Director.