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Mark Lawrie - Commercials director

Mark began directing commercials for television and cinema in 1994 with The Gatehouse then joined Velocity Films for over a decade. In 2009 he moved to the UK and is established as a freelance director working worldwide. He has worked with agencies and clients around the globe (Azerbaijan, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the USA) and achieved many international awards**.

Recent campaigns for international brands include Aviva Insurance, Ford, Amstel, Etisalat, Lukoil, Coke, MTN, Pepsi, Smirnoff and Gulder Lager. In addition to his passion for the '30-second film', Mark shoots stills and has two feature films in development. He speaks English, fluent Spanish, no too bad French and a smidgen of Catalan. Mark currently lives in Bath.


*OKTV Octave Award - Best Music Video; OKTV Octave Award – Best Music Video; Octave Awards – Best Music Video; Emzimtoti Music Awards - Gold.

**London International Advertising Awards, Winner Campaign; Loerie Craft Award for Best Direction; New York Advertising Festival - Winner Campaign; Loerie Craft Award for Best Editing; London International Advertising Awards, 14 finalists, 1 Winner; Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, 3 x finalists; Loerie Craft Award – Direction; Loerie Awards – 3 Silver; Asia Pacific Awards – Gold – Cinema; Loerie Awards - 1 Gold, 4 Silver Awards; Loerie Craft - Direction; Loerie Awards - 1 Gold, 7 Silver Awards; Loerie Awards – Silver; Directors Circle – Best ad of the year; Creative Circle – Bronze – Best Ad; Vuka Awards - Best Animation.

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Campaign #33 - Top 100 Agencies 2019
DMA Awards 2011 Gold Winner and Grand Prix Winner
Official Selection
Gold Winner
Grand Prix winner
2018 Shortlisted
Oxford international film festival
Oxford Internal film festival
Raindance film festival