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Mark Gill

Director, Writer

Agent

Simon Blakey

Mark is an Oscar and Bafta nominated writer and director from Manchester, UK. His breakthrough came in 2012 with the The Voorman Problem, a whimsical dark comedy starring Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 2014 and a BAFTA in 2013. The film has played at over 45 Official Selections including BFI London, Aspen ShortFest, Clermont-Ferrand and Rhode Island Film Festivals. It has picked up numerous awards in the UK, USA and Europe.

Mark’s debut feature ‘England Is Mine’ which he co-wrote and directed is based on the early life of Morrissey, icon and lead singer of seminal UK band The Smiths. The film is in post-production and scheduled for release in 2017.

Work as Writer/Director includes:

ENGLAND IS MINE                                           Completed
Feature film
Co-Writer / Director
Honlodge / Hanway Select
Closing the Edinburgh Film Festival 2017

FULL TIME                                                           2013
Short Film
Co-Writer / Director
Honlodge Productions
Winner: Best Film (Grand Short) & Best Actor – Shanghai Film Festival 2014
Nominated: Best Film – Colchester Int Film Festival
Nominated: Jury Award – Leuven Int Short Film Festival

THE VOORMAN PROBLEM                         2012
Short Film
Co-Writer / Director
Honlodge Productions
Nominated: Best Live Action Short – Academy Awards 2014
Nominated: Best Short Film – BAFTA Awards 2013
Winner: Best Film – Colchester Film Festival
Winner: Best Fiction Film – Let’s All be Free Film Festival
Winner: Best Screenplay – Corona International Film Festival
Winner: Best Live Action Short – St Louis International Film Festival

UNPROTECTED SEX                                        2008
Short Film
As Director of Photography
Scar Tissue films

THE BLOOMSBURY CELLARMEN           2007
Writer / Director
Winner – RTS Student Award (NW Region)

FOOTBALL SEASON IS OVER                      2006
Short Film
Writer / Director
Official Selection: 26th Cambridge Film Festival

 

Theatre credits Include:

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Assistant Director to David Thacker
Octagon Theatre, Bolton

POETRY ON A PLATE: WAR AND CONFLICT
Director
Octagon Theatre, Bolton

 

Music videos/promos include:

DOHERTY EVANS STOTT
Promo for the independent luxury menswear brand
Writer/Director
Activideo Communications
http://www.dohertyevansstott.co.uk/video/

ALTAR
Music Video for the band ‘The Ideals’
Writer/Director
Intruder Records/Honlodge Productions

 

Call Simon to discuss Mark or other Directors & Writers

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