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Mark is an award winning commercial, feature film, TV and documentary director whose 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 latest short film 'Green Datsun' is funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. The Green Datsun is a proof of concept for his feature film 'The Wall'. Both are set in NZ.

His short documentary Billy and the Kids screened in the 2019 NZ International Film Festival and is now on the international festival circuit.

Mark’s award winning documentaries and arts shows were made with his own production company Sticky Pictures which also produced Mark’s short films Run 
and The Six Dollar Fifty Man which he wrote and directed together with childhood friend Louis Sutherland. Both of these short films 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. But 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 and Green to develop his film and TV projects .

Selected Clients

The Sweetshop, Audi, Lotto, Nationwide Bank, Lloyds, Bank of America, Thomas Cook, Three Mobile, Sky, McDonald’s, Lipton, Tokio Marine, One Percent Collective,

International Contacts

Los Angeles
New York