After studying animation at the prestigious West Surrey College Of Art And Design, Mark started his professional career at renowned London based animation company Filmfair.
Here he quickly rose through the animation ranks to subsequently direct on many of their stop frame children's series and specials.
A period of freelance animating and directing work lead to Mark being signed to the director’s roster of noted animation production companies Tandem Films and Bermuda Shorts, and more recently directing with Passion Pictures on the worldwide Nike campaign for the 2014 Football World Cup.
Through these production companies Mark has directed and animated numerous commercials, promos and short films with such clients as General Motors, Wrigley’s and MacDonald’s.
With the resurgence of the stop-frame format in feature film production, Mark worked as lead animator on Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride”. Following this, Mark took over the role as animation supervisor on both the Wes Anderson feature “Fantastic Mr Fox”, and the second Tim Burton stop-frame feature “Frankenweenie”.
All three of these animated features have been Oscar nominated.
In addition, Mark also helmed the role as director on the Disney short film “Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers”.
Living in working in London, Mark is currently the animation director on Wes Anderson’s second stop frame feature, which is now in production.