Mark Albiston is an award winning film, commercials, and documentary director who has received plaudits all over the world.
Mark’s commercial work has achieved recognition from major award shows, including Cannes, D&AD, Creative Circle, Spikes Caanz AXIS and Adfest.
Mark's film 'Datsun' is a short film funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. Datsun is a proof of concept for his feature film 'The Wall' that is in development and will be produced by Sweetshop&Green. Datsun had it's European premiere at the Berlinale, it's American premiere at SXSW and is now Oscar accredited after a run of competition success winning awards for best film, best cinematography and best director at a number of festivals including GIFF (Mexico), Saupaulo (Brasil), Vicolicorti (Italy) and ShowMeShorts (NZ).
Mark’s short films Run and The Six Dollar Fifty Man which he wrote and directed together with childhood friend Louis Sutherland went on to win in competition at the worlds most prestigious international film festivals, both winning jury prizes at the Cannes Film festival and a host of others.
It was the exceptional success of The Six Dollar Fifty Man which went on to win best international short at the Sundance film festival that allowed the duo to make their debut feature Shopping that premiered in competition at Sundance and then went on to win the Grand Prix for the best feature in Generation 14plus International at the Berlinale.
Mark works as a commercials director globally for advertising production company The Sweetshop and is working with Sweetshop&Green to develop his film and TV projects .