Mark Jenkin's Biography


Film Biography: Golden Burn


Originally from Cornwall Mark Jenkin studied Media Production at Bournemouth University and subsequently worked in Soho as a promo-producer/director for 3 years. In March 2002 he won The Frank Copplestone First Time Director’s Award at The Celtic Film & Television Festival (Quimper, Brittany) for his debut feature Golden Burn, (a semi-autobiographical ‘coming of age’ story). His documentary short The Lobsterman was short-listed for Best Factual Documentary the same year.

Mark formed Boatshed Films Ltd with playwright Nick Darke in the autumn of 2002 with the intention of developing a slate of collaborative projects. Boatshed Films have just received funding from Cornwall Film Fund to develop Koyt, an action adventure screenplay adapted by Nick Darke from his own play and to be directed by Mark.

Mark is currently writing The Holiday Park (again after receiving finance from Cornwall Film Fund), a feature length drama-documentary concerning industrial tourism and is also in pre-production for his second feature film The Rabbit, which he is pencilled to start shooting in April 2003.

He lives and works in North Cornwall and is 26.

Filmography: The Cornish Farmer (2002), Strange Lands (2002), The Lobsterman (2001), Golden Burn (2001), Where You Can Just Ride (1998), The Churchgoers (1998), Harmony (1997).