Mark is a freelance documentary maker and teacher. Originally from Jersey he holds dual citizenship in Australia, where he lived north of Perth for many years. He has over 12 years of experience in education and has taught all ages, across a range of subjects and in a number of different countries, not least Australia, Cambodia, the UK and Channel Islands.
With a background in Drama, both as an actor, teacher and director, he is now enjoying seeing life through a camera lens.
He is keen to combine his interests in teaching and in drama by using documentary films as an educational and advocacy tool.
His short documentary, ‘Taken by the Air,’ made in London in 2008 and featuring friends from his circus-workshop days, has been shown at several film festivals in the UK and was awarded the runner up prize for the Islander Award at the Branchage Film Festival, Jersey 2009.
He has recently been the cinematographer for Purple Field Productions ( a UK charity that makes films for educational and humanitarian purposes) and was part of a 4 -person team making a documentary feature in Cambodia for EPiC Arts (a charity that trains disabled performers and arts workers). He has stayed on in the region to complete some more short commissions for NGOs and is also researching future personal projects.
He has a strong belief that people of all abilities and ethnic backgrounds can, with appropriate mentoring and technical support, produce exceptional and personal films with strong production values that can engage others in different parts of the world.
He works on his own and in collaboration with other individuals or groups and is always open to developing new collaborations.
Mark X Jones Films