BIOGRAPHY

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MARK PLAYNE

I am a Writer-Director with over 90 awards

for my short films.

3 Seconds in Bogotá

'3 Seconds in Bogota' is my debut into the world of books. .

 

2 by 2
To mark the centenary of the 1915 Armenian Holocaust, 10 directors from 10 countries were each funded to make a film with the hope of nurturing peace between the Armenian & Turkish peoples. 

I was greatly honoured to be able to make '2 by 2' as the British contribution to the project.

'2 by 2' has so far featured in the official selections of 42 festivals, has won 19 awards and is currently screening worldwide.

 

Love at First Sight
Love at First Sight was my debut short film, shot in the stunning old fishing village of Villa Joyosa in Spain.
The dialogue-free film premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

The first award was for Best Director at Hollywood's Feel Good Film Festival which was an extra special honour for me as it was based at Raleigh Studios – which is where Charlie Chaplin, a personal hero of mine, first set up United Artists in the 1920s. 

The film went on to have 196 official selections spanning 50 countries and was the winner of 76 awards. 

A 35mm print of the film is now preserved in the BFI's national archive.

 

Industry

I have served on the jury of film festivals in the United Kingdom, France and Hollywood.

I am a member of the WGGB (Writers Guild of Great Britain), Alli and Directors UK.

 

Love at First Sight
October 2023

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2 by 2
December 2023

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ADDRIAN
April 2023

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SALVATION
August 2023

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LET THEM FLY
September 2023

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FIELDS OF UNCERTAINTY
January 2023

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FILMOGRAPHY

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