Our Managing Director, Mark obtained his broadcast production degree in 2011 which allowed him to focus on directing documentary style filmmaking. Whilst studying at UWS he began his career as a video journalist at URTV where he spent the next 4 years directing and creating a mixture of documentary style films and news coverage of stories, Finding Your Feet is one documentary in particular that Mark is especially proud of. During this time, he helped develop and grow what once was Helensburgh TV into multiple hyperlocal internet based TV channels which were accessible across the country in the form of the URTV Network.
His passion for story telling eventually led him away from strictly factual storytelling that is video journalism to pursue a more creative and fulfilling outlet in directing for film and TV, and he hasn’t looked back since!
Mark’s background has taught him many lessons in the world of filmmaking; the experience he picked up through directing a variety of different film/music video projects and coaching American football have taught him how to keep an eye on the bigger picture and lead/manage large teams of people in a positive and encouraging way to achieve success. The creation of Comharra Solutions allowed Mark to run his own ship and breathe life into productions he is truly passionate about.
His strong directorial vision allows him to continually problem solve, encourage his employees and crew to work in the most effective and healthy way possible and to give actors a chance to perform without restriction, and feel encouraged to embrace their characters and follow the well-planned out journey Mark has created for them.
Through working in different sectors of a film crew Mark has gained a deep understanding and experience of other job roles within a production, which makes him more engaging and personable when working with people in these roles. His latest credits, the award-winning short film Bound and BBC Studio’s Death Drop Demon saw Mark undertake the role of Director and Co-Director respectively.
Mark manages the day-to-day aspects of all areas of Comharra while still very much keeping his love of film making, special effects and storytelling his main focus and drive
Vigilante comes face to face with her demons while tracking down criminals tied to her past.
2006 - 2008 - James Watt College
3D Computer Animation
2008 - 2009 - University of the West of Scotland
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3D Computer Animation and Multimedia
2009 - 2011 - University of the West of Scotland
Bachelor of Arts (BA)hons