Davis had taught film courses at SLCC since 2007 and made numerous connections. Dozens of students, faculty and alumni shared their thoughts and condolences on social media.
“Mark was many things. A skilled professional, a dedicated teacher, a highly skilled yelling machine, and a dear, wonderful friend. The Mark I knew always greeted me with the warmest and most genuine of smiles and great respect.”
Patrick Gibbs, former SLCC film student via Facebook
“This is a terrible loss for everyone. I’m grateful for the classes I took from Mark. He was always generous with his time and knowledge; serious and hilarious. His antics will never be topped.”
Dale Ann Petersen, former SLCC film student via Facebook
“Thank you Mark Davis for teaching, troubleshooting, listening, laughing, and supporting all of our wonderfully wild movie pitches…Thank you for answering your cell on your days/nights off to walk us through an equipment issue. Thank you for all those times you allowed the entire class to use your living room to film our epic semester project. Thank you for believing in us and our dreams to make films. Thank you for last, but not least, for being a great mentor while we were your students and after we graduated from Salt Lake Community College.”
Trina Polta, SLCC film graduate and SLCCTV staff member