Mark is a British theatre director and writer. GANEF is his first original short.
FILM: In 2016, Mark directed two short films he adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VIII and Antony & Cleopatra, for BFI & Shakespeare's Globe, shot on location at Hampton Court, London and the Red Pyramid, Cairo respectively. His co-written screenplay of MAKING NOISE QUIETLY, the feature film adaptation of Robert Holman's acclaimed play, directed by Dominic Dromgoole for Open Palm Films, is currently on UK theatrical release.
THEATRE: Mark has been directing theatre since 1999, when he won the JMK Young Directors Award and founded Dumbfounded Theatre in 2001. His work has been seen across the UK, in Japan and the US. From 2011 to 2013, Mark was Associate Director at the National Theatre Studio, London, the development hub of the National Theatre responsible for early development on shows like Warhorse and Curious Incident of the Dog in The Nighttime. He was Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse from 2013 to 2016 where he directed many productions.
Recent theatre work includes: Missing People by Brad Birch (New National Theatre, Tokyo, Leeds Playhouse, Kani Public Arts Theater, 2020); US premiere of Eve Ensler's Fruit Trilogy (Abingdon/Lucille Lortel Theater, New York); Oscar Wilde's De Profundis, starring Simon Callow (Classic Spring/Vaudeville Theatre, London); Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr, New York - Time Out Critics Pick, Vulture's Top 10 Shows in New York 2017), Waiting For Godot (Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol & tour) and The Country (Gorch Brothers, Tokyo).
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    GANEF2020
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    GANEF2020
    Short
Official Selection
GANEF
Boston Jewish Film Festival (FreshFlix)
Boston
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Naples International Film Festival
Naples, Fl.
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Tirana Film Festival
Tirana
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Adirondack Film Festival
Adirondack
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Middlebury New Filmmakers
Middlebury, Vermont
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Dam Short Film Festival
Boulder City, Nevada
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Manchester Film Festival
Manchester
2021
Official Selection
GANEF
Flickers' Roving Eye International Film Festival
Rhode Island
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Warsaw
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
Shorts That Are Not Pants
Toronto
2020
Official Selection & Winner, Best UK Short
GANEF
Nottingham International Film Festival
Nottingham
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
HollyShorts Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Special Mention, Young Jury Best Short Film Award
GANEF
UK Jewish Film Festival
London
2020
Official Selection & Awards Shortlisted
GANEF
LA Shorts International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
Norwich Film Festival
Norwich
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
The Shortest Nights [Shortsighted Cinema]
London
2020
Official Selection & Best Director Nominee
GANEF
MADRIFF : Madrid Independent Film Festival
Madrid
2020
Official Selection
GANEF
Sharjah International Film Festival For Children & Youth
Sharjah
Finalist
GANEF
Manhattan Short
Official Selection
GANEF
Bolton International Film Festival
Bolton
Official Selection
GANEF
Taos Shortz
Taos
Official Selection
GANEF
Stony Brook Film Festival
Official Selection
GANEF
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Dubuque, Iowa
Official Selection
GANEF
Indy Film Fest
Indiana
Official Selection
GANEF
Boulder Jewish Film Festival
Boulder City, Colorado
Official Selection
GANEF
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection
GANEF
Crystal Palace International Film Festival
London
Semi-Finalist
GANEF
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Rhode Island
Official Selection
GANEF
New York Shorts International Film Festival
New York
WINNER - BEST UK NARRATIVE SHORT, nominated - Best Actress, Best Historic Drama
GANEF
New Renaissance Film Festival
London
Official Selection
GANEF
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Chicago
-22
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