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A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Mark’s cinematography and photography and have taken him around the world, working across a variety of genres.
Recent projects include a series of installation shorts and three period dramas for contemporary artist Jasmina Cibic. These works have been exhibited throughout the world and as part of Jasmina’s Slovenian national pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. On the documentary front; Additional Cinematography for Director Alex Gibney’s Sundance 2013 premiered ‘Finding Fela!’, and 2014 BAFTA finalist ‘We Steal Secrets: The Wikileaks Story’, and Martin Scorsese & David Tedeschi’s 2014 Sheffield Doc Fest premiered ‘A Fifty Year Argument’.
Documentary credits include: Saying it for the Girls (BAFTA winner, Broadcast Awards Finalist), China Power – Art Now After Mao (C4 True stories 2009), Venus and Serena (2012). Drama credits range from shorts to feature length (BBC ‘Life for Daniel’ and ‘Cash in Hand’). Commercials have included: Dyson Vacuum Cleaners, Qatar 2022 bid, Birds Eye, Codemasters, Simple, Danone, Braun, Vosene, FHM, Ericcson, The Settlers, Al Badia Foundation, iBank, Whiskas, BBC, Pan-African football.
With a history of teaching and designing short courses for production companies, film schools and broadcasters, Mark is currently Head of Cinematography at the Northern Film School. The first westerner to guest lecture at the Asian Film Academy at the Pusan International Film Festival, he also taught on the British Council's TV industry restructuring programme in Sierra Leone.
Other productions have been finalists or won awards at; Promax UK and Europe, Broadcast Awards, IVCA, RTS, Green Light, and Académie des Arts du Clip for the music video 'Blood Meridian'.
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