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Mark Gill

Director, Writer


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.

Work as Writer/Director includes:

THE BROADCAST                                    In Development
Feature Film adaptation of the
James Smythe novel ‘The Testimony’
Co-Writer / Director
Riverstone / Honlodge

ENGLAND IS MINE                                  Released 4th August 2017
Feature Film
Co-Writer / Director
Honlodge / Hanway Select
Closing the Edinburgh Film Festival 2017
Nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the EIF

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


Theatre credits Include:

Assistant Director to David Thacker
Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Octagon Theatre, Bolton


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