Mark D. Ferguson

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Mark D. Ferguson
Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 32)
OccupationFilm director, film producer
Years active2009–present
Notable work

Mark D. Ferguson is a Scottish film director, screenwriter and camera operator. He is possibly best known for his directorial and camera work on the feature film In Search of La Che.[1]

Biography[edit]

Mark D. Ferguson studied Television Production at the Glasgow Metropolitan College. After graduating, he co founded the production company Quick Off The Mark Productions with Chris Quick. In 2010, the pair teams up with Andy S. McEwan to write and produce their first feature film In Search of La Che which starred Duncan Airlie James in the leading role of John Tavish. The film premiered at the Glasgow Film Theatre[2] on 9 November 2011.[3] The film received mixed reviews from critics on both sides of the Atlantic. Duane Martin of Rogue Cinema said "As mockumentaries go, this one is a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the characters, and a lot of the story works quite well, but there are a couple of characters and bits of the story that either fall flat or just don’t work at all."[4] Nicholas Rapp of 'The Movie Banter' said "What director Mark D. Ferguson and Andy S. McEwan got right was the element of insecurity within the documentary style. Their funds were creatively utilized, which is commendable."[5] The film was selected to appear in the spring showcase of the 2014 American Online Film Awards.[6]

In 2012, Ferguson co wrote directed the short film Mr Cheval and was an associate producer on The Greyness of Autumn. In 2014, he shot for the first time in 4k resolution for the short family film Minion Vs Minon which was produced in association with Futurist Film Ltd for Vue Cinemas.[7] In October of that year, Quick Off The Mark Productions celebrated its 5th birthday. He is currently working on the short film Agley.

On 14 October 2015, it was announced that Ferguson would be moving to Canada and that Quick Off The Mark Productions would close in February 2016.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Credited as Role Notes
Director Camera Operator Writer Producer Actor
2009 The Wicker Man Yes Detective John Hammer
Kilt Man Yes Yes Yes Yes Man with banana Cameo Appearance
2011 The Tragic Meltdown of Pussy Ralph Yes Yes Cliff Turner
In Search of La Che Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Mark
2012 Mr Cheval Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Greyness of Autumn Yes Associate Producer
2014 The Package Yes
Minion Vs Minion Yes Yes Associate Producer
2015 Broadfoot's Magical Adventure Yes Yes Yes Yes

Awards[edit]

Year Nominated Work Awards Category Result
2013 The Greyness of Autumn British Filmmakers Alliance Best British Film of the Month
(Shared with Chris Quick and Andy S. McEwan)[9]
Won
2015 People of Passion Film Festival Best Short Comedy Film
(Shared with Chris Quick and Andy S. McEwan)
Won
2016 Broadfoot's Magical Adventure Los Angeles Film Awards Honorable Mention: Dark Comedy
(Shared with Chris Quick, Andy S. McEwan, Euan Bennet, Steven Patrick, Michael Cooke, Ashley Ford, Andy Clark and Jennifer Gemmell)
Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Search of La Che BFC Listing
  2. ^ Glasgow Film Theatre Listing Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Curtain up on new film". Glasgow Evening Times. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  4. ^ Rogue Cinema review of In Search of La Che
  5. ^ The Movie Banter review of In Search of La Che
  6. ^ In Search of La Che page on AOFA Archived 2014-05-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Futurist Films Minion Vs Minion Blog
  8. ^ Press Release on QOTMP closure
  9. ^ British Filmmakers Alliance Award Article Archived 2014-11-05 at the Wayback Machine.

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