Educated at Cambridge and Bristol Universities he made his first short film, ‘Johnny Be Good’, a bi-lingual story of a jukebox's arrival in a small Welsh town. He followed that with dramas including ‘Friday On My Mind’ for the BBC and ‘Master Of The Moor’ starring Colin Firth. He directed documentaries including ‘Libraries Gave Us Power’ with the Manic Street Preachers, the feature length film ‘Beautiful Mistake’ featuring John Cale, Super Furry Animals and Catatonia and "Dal:Yma/Nawr" for S4C (featuring Rhys Ifans, Ioan Griffith and Cerys Matthews) which received five Welsh BAFTA nominations including Best Documentary.
His first feature ‘House Of America’ was selected for Sundance and won Marc the Best Film and Best Director Debut at the Stockholm International Film Festival. More success followed with the controversial "Resurrection Man" starring John Hannah and James Nesbitt winning numerous awards.
His critically acclaimed, cult, horror film ‘My Little Eye’ was followed by Trauma starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari - then Snow Cake starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver, which opened the Berlin Film Festival. The hard-hitting ‘In Prison My Whole Life’ about death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal premiered at the London Film Festival and was selected for Sundance. He then went on to make the critically acclaimed and beautifully shot Hunky Dory with Minnie Driver and Patagonia, a parallel road movie set in Argentina & Wales.
Mark is the president of the Welsh Brotherhood of Rogue, which is all very well, if only we could understand what he was talking about.