November 21, 2019

Mark Hamilton | Director

With a strong and varied background as a cinematographer I have gained invaluable experience which has helped me develop structure and creativity within my own story telling as an independent director. In this role I’ve enjoyed making broadcast documentaries, music and advertising promos, and short narrative films. These include 'PRIMARY BURNS' which won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Non-Factual, and, ‘AN ORDINARY MONDAY', 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.

In Development:
"The Racing Line" (110min) | Feature - Drama written by Robert Reina | ... More Details
The Racing Line is a motor-racing story about blind ambition versus political freedom and true love under the shifting clouds of 1930s Europe.

"The Devil's Garden" (17min) | Short Film written by Mark Hamilton | ... More Details
Inspired by actual events, a talented landscape photographer is unwittingly stranded in a landmine-infested stretch of African plains.

"Tyque Gooding" (100min) | Feature - Drama written by Novelle Nathan Williams | ... More Details
Tyque Gooding is a character-driven drama about two proud men thrown together by chance, but soon find out each is the answer to the other’s question.

"Dougie Mellons" (90min)
Feature - Comedy/Drama | Script complete | written by Mark Hamilton

"B.O.S.S" (15min)
Short Film - Drama | Script complete | written by Mark Hamilton


Complete:
An Ordinary Monday


"AN ORDINARY MONDAY"
2017 | 35mm short film based on a psychoanalytic evaluation at Broadmoor Hospital in 1994.
Cast: Cheryl Campbell, Joanna Page and Paul Gittus
**Winner; Best Director - Mark Hamilton | Austria International Film Festival
**Winner; Best British Short Film | London Independent Film Awards
"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
Primary Burns


“PRIMARY BURNS”
1997 | 20 minute television drama based on bullying at a primary school.
Cast: Aaron Carlo, John Hocking and Julia Ackerman
**Winner; Best Non-Factual | Royal Television Society awards (1997)
**Winner; Best Non-Factual | RTS regional category (Southern Centre) (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

Promos (incl.):

Percival Elliott
“FOREVER”

Percival Elliott
“BETTY”

ALLOC FLOORS – ‘The Sound Mixer’
Big Simple; HD / TV Ad for UKTV

OLLY HITE – “An Ordinary Monday”
FH Films; 35mm / Music Promo

WALLS BACON – ‘Morning Lovers’
FH Films; 16mm / TV Commercial

HARVEY’S MAGIC CHUM (1996)
Parody Advert for TV show; LWT
Show Winner on “Beadle’s Hotshots”

Television Factual:

FOCUS ON… Rhodes
Presenter: Melissa Porter
RETV / Fox International

NEXT BIG THING… Tennessee
Presenter: Jo Sinnott
RETV / Fox International

Promotional Content:

Directing for 40+ clients incl.

British Airways

Papua New Guinea, Tenerife, Boston, Caribbean & Thailand Tourism Boards.