Biography

Mark Lewis has worked in the TV industry for over 20 years and is a multi-award-winning writer and director of factual dramas and documentaries.  He has made films for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five in the UK, the ABC and Network Nine in Australia, and PBS, History, Discovery, Syfy, Spike and National Geographic in the US.

His films have won an Emmy, the New York Television Festival, the American Film and TV Awards and he’s been nominated for a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award, a Grierson and an Australian Logie.

Morocco, South Africa, China, Italy, France, Tunisia, Malta, Turkey, Syria, Bulgaria, Australia, Canada and across the US, Mark’s epic drama-docs have been shot all over the world.  Many have used full drama, supported by top-class CGI, to bring impeccably researched historical and contemporary tales to the screen. But the emphasis is always on great story-telling, and the results have been recently described in the press as “sumptuous”, “action-packed”, “luscious” and “spellbinding”.

Mark graduated from University College, Oxford in 1990 with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and an M. Phil. in Political Science to pursue a career in journalism.  He worked for nearly 8 years making current affairs documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Network Nine Australia.  It’s a journalistic training in the fast lane which has proved invaluable in his work making historical and contemporary drama-doc films.

For the last 7 years he has made his home at London’s hippest production house, Raw TV, where he works as both an Executive Producer and a director.