Composer & Sound Designer

Two decades experience working on film & TV soundtracks 

Mark

music




Who Killed The KLF? (composer)

Fulwell 73 and Neon Films feature documentary directed by Chris Atkins

"Who Killed the KLF?" explores the rise and fall of the KLF in the 1980s and 1990s, touching upon themes that perfectly capture the 21st century zeitgeist. A tale as intriguing as it is bonkers" 

Official Selection FantasticFest 2021


Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles (series composer)

Wonderhood Studios 3 part series for Channel 4 directed by James Newton
Filmed across a year in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St George’s Hospital London, this series tells the stories of pregnancy and childbirth through the eyes of the women and the medical teams who treat them. Featuring pioneering operations on babies who are still inside the womb, saving lives before they are born.

‘Netflix Best Documentary Series’ Award Nominee The Grierson Awards 2021



Inside The Social Network: Facebook’s difficult year (composer)

BBC Horizon documentary directed by James Newton

This film goes behind the scenes and follows the teams inside Facebook. It tackles difficult questions, like how our data is used and what content should and shouldn’t be on the site, but also shows how Facebook works, what the teams are doing to secure it, and reveals a hidden technological playground, where some of the smartest engineers in the world are being hired to build systems and technology no one has built before.




Heart Transplant: A Chance To Live (composer)

Highly acclaimed BBC feature documentary directed by James Newton

A year in the lives of 7 people in desperate need of a new heart and the surgeons using cutting edge technology to save them.  An emotively powerful film that required an equally strong musical score to empathise with the situations and characters involved.

‘Best Specialist Factual Programme’ Award Nominee Broadcast Awards 2019“There will be few more moving and astonishing programmes on TV this year” The Guardian“Profoundly moving” The Times



The School In The Cloud (composer)

Metfilm feature documentary directed by Jerry Rothwell

The School In The Cloud tells the story of TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra through the eyes of children in a remote Indian village whose lives are being transformed by his ideas.   It is framed by the development of Mitra's latest and most ambitious project, the 'School in the Cloud' – and asks the question 'What kind of education do children need in the modern world?'

Official Selection CPH:DOX 2018

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The Marker Trailer (composer)

104 Films feature thriller directed by Justin Edgar
A gritty noir thriller about a criminal haunted by the ghost of the woman he killed




How To Change The World (composer- additional music)

Metfilm feature documentary directed by Jerry Rothwell

In 1971 a small group of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada in an old fishing boat. Their mission was to stop Nixon's atomic test bomb in Amchitka, Alaska. Chronicling this untold story at the birth of the modern environmental movement and with access to dramatic archive footage unseen for over 40 years, the film centres on eco-hero Robert Hunter and his part in the creation of the global organization we now know as Greenpeace.
  The music I wrote for the ‘whaleboat confrontation’ scene, recorded by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, creates an appropriate atmosphere of tension and anxiety.

‘Best Documentary’ Award Winner Grierson 2016
‘Grand Jury Prize’ Award Nominee Sundance 2015


We Are The Freaks (composer)

104 Films feature comedy directed by Justin Edgar

Surreal and anarchic anti-teen movie about three friends having the night of their lives against the backdrop of the end of the Thatcher era. Winner of the best film award at Las Vegas Film Festival 2013 and a Michael Powell Award nominee at Edinburgh International Film Festival, the film premiered on Netflix.

‘Best British Film’ Award Nominee Edinburgh Film Festival 2013

Janapar (composer)

Feature documentary directed by James Newton

Award-winning feature documentary following one man’s life-changing journey around the world, and the love story that unfolds when he stumbles upon an Iranian-Armenian girl along the way. Made from more than 300 hours of footage filmed in 32 countries.  

Official Selection Raindance 2012

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Fanny Lye Deliver’d (sound designer)

Feature drama starring Maxine Peake and Charles Dance, directed by Thomas Clay

Fanny Lye lives a quiet Puritan life with her husband John and young son Arthur, but her simple world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious young couple in need. An unexpected visit from the local Sheriff causes events to escalate that changes Fanny’s disciplined life forever. 

‘Best Film’ Award Nominee London Film Festival 2019


Armstrong (sound designer)

Feature documentary narrated by Harrison Ford, directed by David Fairhead

Described as being the definitive account of Neil Armstrong's life, this documentary paints a detailed portrait of the first man to step foot on the moon.  From his humble childhood in Ohio and his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean war and during his training as a test pilot, the film recounts the extraordinary life of a man who will forever be a lynchpin of human history.  Narrated by Harrison Ford and using previously unseen home videos and archive tapes, this film brings us closer to the man behind the mission, delving into what made Neil Armstrong such a dedicated, passionate and successful astronaut



Once Upon A Time In London (supervising sound designer / mixer)

Period feature drama directed by Simon Rumley

Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer (Terry Stone), ONCE UPON A TIME IN LONDON charts the legendary rise and fall of a nationwide criminal empire that lasted until the mid-fifties and which paved the way for the notorious Kray Twins and The Richardsons.



God’s Own Country (supervising sound editor / mixer)

Multi-award winning feature drama starring Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu, Directed by Francis Lee

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer John Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
Every sound was intricately placed and mixed to perfection in this film to create a detailed and visceral sonic experience.

‘Outstanding British film of the year’ Award Nominee BAFTA Film Awards 2018
‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Sound’ Award Winner BIFA 2017
“One of the most assured British debuts of recent years” Sight & Sound

Fashionista (sound designer / mixer)

Psychological thriller starring Amanda Fuller, Directed Simon Rumley

April co-owns a Vintage shop in Austin with her husband Eric. When she discovers Eric is having an affair, she hooks up with and starts to fall, for a mysterious pick-up from a bar, Randall, but he turns out to be way more dangerous than she bargained for - and as her life spirals out of control, so does her addictive reliance on clothes to support her.  
  The sound design I created plays a big part in setting up the tension for events that unfold in this psychological thriller.

“Stylish and creepy, Rumley’s best film to date” The Hollywood Reporter
‘Best Director’ Award Winner Fightfest 2017
 
Crowhurst (sound designer / mixer)

Studio Canal Feature drama Directed Simon Rumley

1968: An inexperienced sailor enters a round the world race which he fears he won't be able to complete yet alone win. In order to save his dignity, he decides to cheat to come last but things don't go according to plan.  
  The sound design plays a key role in expressing Crowhurst’s descent into mental illness.

“Hallucinatory... unnerving... intense...” Screen International
“Glorious... a timely, tragic myth” Sight & Sound


Fear Of 13 (sound designer / mixer)

Feature documentary Directed David Sington

After more than 20 years on death row, a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.  
  The narrative of this film is frequently expressed through the sound design, akin to a radio play, with the visual language being kept to a more abstract style.

“Gripping” Empire
“A haunting exercise in storytelling” Total Film