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Mark James

Mark James

Widestream Films
Director, Editor and Cinematographer

London, England

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About Mark

MARK JAMES is an award winning documentary and feature film director. He studied fine art at Goldsmiths College birthplace of famed ‘YBAs’ (Young British Artists) like Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas, and more recently the Oscar winning artist turned filmmaker Steve McQueen. Mark went on to study film production at the prestigious Film School of the Royal College of Art where former students included Ridley Scott and his brother the late Tony Scott.

Mark went on to direct a number of influential films for television, including FREEZE for BBC1 – a controversial and influential first television documentary on DAMIEN HIRST and the emerging ‘YBAs’ (Young British Artists). He also made several profile films on pop stars DAVE STEWART, BRYAN FERRY AND PHIL COLLINS and continued to make over 50 films on art, design, dance, music and architecture.

KENTUCKY TEENAGE VAMPIRES was the story of Rod Ferrell, a self-confessed vampire who killed his ex-girlfriend’s parents and is now on Florida’s death row. It inspired his first feature film VAMPIRE DIARY – a stylish art-house horror shot as a visually compelling video diary that picked up 4 (of 8) awards at the Milan International Film Festival 2008. Best Film, Best Editing, Best Actress, Best Cinematography.

In 2010 Mark completed A BIPOLAR EXPEDITION, a feature documentary for More 4’s True Stories that follows a Midland’s businessman to a fantasy castle in Jamaica as part of a bizarre quest to find a wife from a group of 12 Ukranian women who join him there.

Also in 2010 Mark completed DANCE DANCE DANCE 3D for Sky Arts – a spectacular 60min dance showcase that went on to win the International 3D Society Award for Entertainment and Music at Mann’s Chinese Theatre Hollywood.

WHAT DO ARTISTS DO ALL DAY? a film about artist MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN directed, filmed and edited by Mark was recently broadcast on BBC 4.

Mark has also written 3 feature films, LUV U 2 DEATH XX, SECTION, and ARRHYTHMIA.

WHAT DO ARTISTS DO ALL DAY? a film about artist MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN directed, filmed and edited by Mark was recently broadcast on BBC 4.

Unique traits: Charming and a good cook !

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