July 25, 2017
Mark Hamilton
Director of Photography

Filming; "Hit Girls"
Following my education at Bearwood College I began ‘on-the-job’ training in a variety of production roles before being released into the wild as a sound recordist (BBC's 'Parallel 9' & 'Gardeners World'), and finally pursuing my main passion for photography by camera assisting for reputable BBC Film DP’s including Ian Hilton, Dave Gray, and notably Philip Bonham Carter on the BAFTA nominated 'The Killing of JFK'.

Filming; "A Rainbow Journey"
In tandem with this professional work I completed vocational and academic courses at Northbrook College and Bournemouth University; Graduating with a Master of Arts degree, with distinction.

Over the next few years I progressed as a freelance lighting cameraman on news (Sky|BBC), travel, property and popular culture documentaries, but it was filming music and advertising promos for artists and global brands such as, The Cure, Toyota and Adidas, where I finally established myself as a Director of Photography.

Filming; “Age of Heroes”
After a dozen short films I photographed my first feature, ‘Capital Punishment’ directed by Adrian Vitoria, followed by titles including, ‘The Crew’ staring Stephen Graham and, ‘Age of Heroes’ with Sean Bean.

Filming; “Guide to Oman”
Fortunate to travel extensively with work, I’ve been responsible for camera crews in over 80+ countries, and aside from helicopters, hot air balloons and other modes of moving transport, I can boast filming on-board the Queen’s Flight and Air Force One.

As well as making films, I’ve also served as a stills photographer for celebrity and public figures, and as a guest lecturer on film studies courses, ensuring students understand key production skills whilst safely and effectively using equipment.
Mark Hamilton
Director

Although primarily a cinematographer I’ve been fortunate to direct broadcast and digital projects from music videos, ad campaigns, tourism promos and television lifestyle programmes; including the award-winning parody advert, 'Harvey's Magic Chum' for LWT's 'Beadle’s Hotshots', in-flight content for British Airways, and Fox International’s property show; 'Next Big Thing… Tennessee' with presenter Jo Sinnott.

RTS Awards
My drama achievements include the psychological film drama, ‘An Ordinary Monday’ with BAFTA winning actress Cheryl Campbell, and the children's short story, ‘Primary Burns’ for which I won a Royal Television Society Award for ‘Best Non-Factual’.

I continue to work independently as a director and am currently developing short, and feature length, drama scripts.

Through Fat Herdsman Films Ltd., I have written a feature comedy, "Dougie Mellons", and two topical short film's, "B.O.S.S" and "A Few Short Steps", both of which I aim to co-produce in due course.

Press: Mark Hamilton @ RTS Awards
Mark Hamilton
Company Director | British Ceremonial Arts Ltd

Having spent over 20 years filming for the Monarchy and Royal Household I’ve been privileged to film everything from Investitures, Garden Parties, State Banquets and Commonwealth messages.

Official DVD Collection
As well as commemorative films, I’ve also produced and directed the official DVD’s on Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and The Palace of Holyroodhouse for the Royal Collection.

HRH Christmas Broadcast
Amongst other high profile events on my Royal CV, I can add assisting on the historic ‘live’ broadcast given by The Queen following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, photographing The Duke of Edinburgh's 'Message to the Cayman Islands', and have since operated on the ‘Queens Christmas Broadcasts‘ with DP, Peter Wilkinson.

Further details: British Ceremonial Arts Ltd.