|Name Mark Howard||Role Film maker|
Mark Howard (born 29 September 1966) was born in Radcliffe, near Bury, Lancashire, England.
He first came to attention in the late 1980s as a live concert press photographer, his natural documentary style capturing the great and the good of the indie scene at the time. Classic images of Iggy Pop, Bob Calvert, Johnny Thunders, The Damned, All About Eve and hundreds of other acts helped to cement Howard's reputation.
Since reinventing himself as a commercial film maker in the late 90's, Howard has produced dozens of commercials, pop promo's, advertising films and shorts. His most famous work, the acclaimed cult comedy mockumentary "Roddy Smythe Investigates..."Roddy Smythe (starring Peter Slater, Kiki Kendrick, Peter Kay and Mark Strange) has since spawned two sequels, a radio adaptation and a forthcoming feature film.
Mark Howard continues to fill his time working as a commercial director, photographer and comedy writer. A number of his short films are available on the YouTube and Veoh networks, through the northernmisfits channel.
From Night To Day - The Cinematic Style of George A. Romero (1994) director, documentary
Waiting (1995) director, short form film
Roddy Smythe Investigates...Roddy Smythe (2002) writer & director, sci-fi spoof documentary
Video Diary - A Man Called Smythe (2004) writer & director, sci-fi spoof documentary
Living With George (2004) director & producer, 6 x 30 min TV documentary
Life's A Bitch, Billy Dean (2006) writer & director, feature
Shock Horror (2006) writer & director, short form
Who Killed Roddy Smythe? (release date 2007) writer & director, feature
"Dave Courtney's Guide to Self Defence" (2008) writer and director, self-help DVD
"The Paranormal Experiment with Dave Courtney and Richard Felix" (2008) writer, editor and producer, television dramatised documentary
"Museum Fit for Heroes" (2009) writer and director. Regiment of Fusiliers DVD release
"Pendle's Paranormal Road Map" (2010) writer and director, dramatised TV documentary
"Zombie Shithouse" (2010) short form comedy spoof
"Around the Table with Derek Acorah" (2010) editor and producer, documentary
"Coronation Street Wars" (2010) 3 x 6 minute Coronation Street 50th anniversary spoofs. Director/producer.
"Real Life Story" (2011) short form comedy. D.O.P./editor/producer
"Lock In" (2011) Psychological thriller feature Writer/Director for GreenBond Films. IN PRODUCTION.
"House By the Gates of Hell" (2011) comedy horror feature. Writer / director. IN PRE-PRODUCTION.