In 2001 Mark founded Chocolate Films, a South London-based film production company, with Rachel Wang. Last year, Mark and Rachel launched 1000 Londoners – the biggest documentary portrait of a city ever attempted. The project aims to capture the lives of at the widest cross-section of Londoners through 1000 short documentaries. The films are being produced both by London’s professional filmmakers and by people who have never made films before, including homeless charities, youth groups and adults recovering from addiction issues. The films are made without an agenda, aiming to reveal little-seen perspectives of the city.
With Chocolate Films Mark produces documentaries for broadcast, cinema and commercial films for clients as varied as Tate, The V and A, The Institute of Directors, The Royal Collections Trust and The Big Issue. From the outset the company has been run as a social enterprise, outreaching to over 2500 young people each year through workshops and engagement projects.
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