mark is a filmmaker with a unique skill set and the rare enthusiasm of an explorer

Mark is a creative and experienced editor with a National BAFTA Award (nomination) for Drama and a National RTS Award (nomination) for Documentary; he also has National BAFTA Award (nomination) for Best New Director - Factual.

Mark's drama credits include Vigil, (BBC1/World Productions), Who is Erin Carter (Netflix/Left Bank Pictures), the multi-award winning Gentleman Jack, (BBC1 / HBO) and Happy Valley, (BBC1 / Netflix) for Sally Wainwright and Cucumber (Channel 4) for Russell T. Davies; these last two two projects were produced by Nicola Shindler now of Quay Street Productions in Manchester, who Mark has worked with for 20 years.

Mark’s documentary credits include RTS winning The Selfless Sikh (BBC1), Walk Against Fear:James Meredith (Smithsonian Channel), Ambulance (BBC1), Cutting Edge (Channel 4) and Timewatch (BBC2).

Mark also had a rare opportunity to work with Victoria Wood on her musical That Day We Sang (BBC2) starring West End Royalty Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

For the last 15 years Mark has also enjoyed developing film ideas with igloo regeneration, “the UK’s leading responsible real estate business”; utilising digital video to engage with and celebrate local communities. Beginning in 2008 with the unique community design “Charette” for the Roath Basin which became Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, Mark also shot videos for the Heartlands custom build project in Cornwall, The Ironworks in Leeds and The Launch with Vaux (now "Riverside Sunderland”) in Sunderland. And continuing igloos engagement with local projects and events Mark worked with Sunderland students from Spark TV to capture the EVO festival in 2015, and finally The Malings, which won the award for best housing scheme in the UK.

Mark’s feature film career began with Red Union Films and editing the film Awaydays. Proudly based in New Ferry on the Wirral, they asked Mark to direct their next feature Powder. Originally screened in UK cinemas, the film is now available on Amazon Prime and AppleTV.

Mark's passion for film began at art school where he studied AnimatIon & Photography; and when he was a VJ at the world famous Hacienda club in Manchester, Mark also shot and edited videos for IKON FCL and designed their octagonal logo.

From the beginning Mark was determined to work with under-represented groups, on non-profit, charity and community art projects. Most recently Mark directed the animation Our Journey for Charity Mental Fight Club  funded by the Wellcome Trust  The 9 minute film, over a year in the making, has received 2 Laurels from International Film Festivals. Mark has also made films for the Reverse Rett charity, directed the animation for the BBC series, Just A Girl, worked with junior school children to create Hoot, a film about Credit Unions for Bolton at Home and edited two films for Manchester Camerata's Untold series, Caroline and Keith.

Mark was the co-founder of the North West Editors Guild, is a member of Directors UK and BAFTA. Mark programmes the screenings for Altrincham Film Club a thriving film club in his local town and he is a senior visiting lecturer at Manchester Film School.

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