Mr Mark Carey
Associate Professor in Filmmaking
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
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Mark is an award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, researcher and educator. His recent work includes the feature drama Disclosure (2020) which was shot on location in Australia in collaboration with staff and students from University of Melbourne, NFS and NFTS. It addresses difficult societal issues and disseminates contemporary research through a mainstream drama structure. Disclosure was nominated for an Australian Academy Award (Best Indie), an Australian Directors Guild Award and won the ATOM award for Film in Education. It was listed by both Cinema Australia and NME in their best Australian films of 2021 and has been described by critics as “A triumph of a feature film”.
His collaborations with the Jarman Award winning artist Jasmina Cibic include The Gift (3 channel drama) which opened at MAC Lyon in Sept 2021 and had its single-channel world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in Oct 2021, the MAC Arts Prize 2016 winning Tear Down and Rebuild, Nada Act II for the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, and two dramas for the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Mark provided additional cinematography on Finding Fela!, Mea Culpa Maxima: Silence in the House of God, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, and The Fifty-Year Argument for Alex Gibney and Martin Scorsese. Other credits include the documentaries Venus and Serena (2012), China Power – Art Now After Mao (C4 True Stories 2009), The Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction (2012), and Axis of Light (2012). Drama credits range from shorts to feature-length as well many commercials and music videos. He has worked on productions that have won or been shortlisted for BAFTA, AACTA, Jarman Awards, Broadcast, ATOM, Promax UK/Europe, IVCA, RTS, Grierson, IDA, PGA, Primetime Emmy, MAC Arts, and Aesthetica Arts awards.
Mark was Head of Cinematography at the Northern Film School in Leeds for nine years, where he also oversaw a significant expansion in cinematography provision, led on equipment acquisition, new specialist building design, and social media promotion.
Previous teaching included short courses and masterclasses for production companies, film schools, and the BBC. He was a guest lecturer at the Asian Film Academy, Pusan International Film Festival and taught on the British Council’s restructuring programme in Sierra Leone.
His students have won an RTS Award and a Bill Vinten GTC University Award (and been shortlisted twice), been selected for a Mark Milsome Foundation scholarship, competed at Camerimage four times against the leading international film schools, and had two short-listings in the Student Academy Awards, including one win.
Mark’s research interests are primarily practice-led and relate to screen production research, professional practice, social justice, ethnography, trauma, and filmmaking as a storytelling vehicle for change.
- Postgraduate in Cinematography. National Film and Television School (1995).
- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Leeds Metropolitan University (2013).
Mark’s website: https://www.lightingcamera.co.uk/