Mark didn’t set out to be a filmmaker, but a traveller who just happened to carry a camera. To celebrate his love for new worlds and life experiences, he created personal film projects that helped develop a style of moviemaking that is characterized by a plainspoken perspective with great idiosyncratic talent for contemporary storytelling.
Mark’s pictures recall worlds of unencumbered simplicity and unhindered living, a sterling portrayal of all that is true and pure with personal voyages to foreign lands. There is no exclusivity to Marks creative ability: his cardinal understanding of travel and filmmaking are bred from first-person practical knowledge, the development of his distinct style polished during his time abroad. Mark is, in his purest state, a traveler with a filmmaker’s eye.
He settled into the online eye and the actions sports industry in 2011 with his Multi award winning short film collaboration, Uncommon Ideals, with its beguiling imagery of charming Norwegian landscapes juxtaposed next to the harsh, biting cold of the North Atlantic Sea. UI was awarded a number of times on the international surf film festival circuit as well as being nominated for best action sports short in the 2012 Vimeo awards as well as best international short in the 2012 surfer poll awards.
In 2013, it was followed up with yet another masterpiece, The Salt Trail – a warm and inspiring philosophical look into the un-compromised lifestyle of surf travel in Indonesia that Mark Produced, Directed shot and edited with no brands or external backing. The Salt Trail has been circulating film festivals world wide since November 2013 and awarded 7 times in 9 international film festivals. Best feature film, Best cinematography, viewers choice, best soundtrack are among the awards
In the past years Mark has developed a career in the actions sports industry and has nurtured a reputation in sport, travel and lifestyle documentation. Red Bull Signage Series, X-games, ASP and the TTR Snowboarding tour are among some of his elite client list, which he maintains with strong work morals and an incredible eye for angles. This is what pays the bills but marks love for filmmaking is within documenting stories about people who are living a a life of passion outside the commercial world. Early 2014 he set off around the world to direct the award winning travel show, Peeta Planet, a 12 part travel series for broadcast shot on location in India, philippines, South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Jordan, Spain, Greece, Italy and Jakarta.
Since entering into the world of travel, Mark has developed a style which has resonated with people on many levels, who either live their lives on the trail or take the time to live vicariously through the characters and places that he exhibits in his visual montages. His main objective has always been to prove that living in the moment is success in itself. The way forward will always simply be about exploring our precious given seconds and capturing events in their natural progressive state.
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