December 13, 2017

Mark Hamilton | Director

Although primarily a Director of Photography, 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.

My recent drama achievements include, ‘An Ordinary Monday’, a psychological short with BAFTA winning actress Cheryl Campbell, which won Best Director at the Austria International Film Festival, as well as Best British Short Film at the London Independent Film Awards in 2017. And, the children’s short story, ‘Primary Burns’ for which I won a Royal Television Society Award for ‘Best Non-Factual’.

Recent Short Film:
Short film based on a psychoanalytic evaluation at Broadmoor Hospital in 1994;
Cast: Cheryl Campbell, Paul Gittus and Joanna Page.
Best Director (Winner) | Austria International Film Festival (2017)
Best British Short Film (Winner) | London Independent Film Awards (2017)

"British cinema rarely has the self-confidence to maintain this unflinching gaze... The genres of thriller and coming-of-age movie fused compellingly together."
- Nicolas Hellen; The Sunday Times

Other DIRECTOR/DP Credits incl:
ALLOC FLOORS - 'The Sound Mixer' | Dir: Mark Hamilton / Big Simple; HD & HDV
HARVEY'S MAGIC CHUM | Parody ad for "Beadle's Hotshots", LWT | Show Winner in 1996
OLLY HITE - “An Ordinary Monday” | Dir: Mark Hamilton / FH Films; 35mm
PERCIVAL ELLIOTT - "Betty" | Dir: Mark Hamilton / FH Films; Sony FS7 (4k)
PERCIVAL ELLIOTT - "Forever" | Dir: Mark Hamilton / FH Films; Sony FS7 (4k)
WALLS BACON - 'Morning Lovers' | Dir: Mark Hamilton / FH Films; 16mm
FOCUS ON... Rhodes; Presenter: Melissa Porter | Dir: Mark Hamilton / Fox International
NEXT BIG THING... Tennessee; Presenter: Jo Sinnott | Dir: Mark Hamilton / Fox International

Television drama based on bullying at a primary school.
Cast: Aaron Carlo, John Hocking and Julia Ackerman
Best Non-Factual | Royal Television Society awards (Winner 1997)
Best Non-Factual | RTS Southern Centre (Winner 1996)

"Primary Burns was unanimously agreed to be an outstanding film in both its intent and execution. Mark's direction told a difficult story with sensitivity and skill and elicited two stunningly powerful central performances."
- Paul Jackson; Head of Entertainment, BBC TV

Music Videos:
Director/DP on promos… for example;
PE | “Track Seven (7)”

PE | “Track Four (4)”

Director / DP for the Monarchy and the Royal Household for BCA Film & TV since 1991. Including the ‘Official Videos’ for the Royal Collection Enterprises on:
Buckingham Palace,
Windsor Castle and
The Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Digital Content:
Director / DP on promotional content for 40+ clients incl. British Airways in-flight content and Papua New Guinea, Tenerife, Boston, Caribbean and Thailand Tourism Boards. Presented by Amanda Statham, David Wickers, John Carter, Kathy Arnold…

I continue to work independently as a director and, through Fat Herdsman Films Ltd. I am currently developing short and feature length drama scripts which I aim to co-produce in due course.