Screen Direct offers on-site, professional industry engagement and project support for 14-19 Creative Arts & Media Students and Teachers.

Run by two highly experienced and talented industry professionals, Screen Direct (and its sister company Drama Direct Ltd) have developed various Film & TV skills workshops and a 5 and 10 Day Applied Learning module – with the guidance of education sector experts – with the aim of delivering a vocational learning experience which accurately reflects the Film/TV Industry workplace.

Mark is one of the famous acting McGann Brothers. Throughout the last 27 years he has appeared in leading roles in many TV and film productions including: the Bafta awarded 'Shackleton' with Kenneth Brannagh for C4 films, as John Lennon for NBC productions in 'John & Yoko', and with his brothers Joe, Paul and Stephen in the award winning Irish potato famine drama 'The Hanging Gale' for the BBC, for which he was also a co-producer. He has been fortunate enough to work with some of the best known names of British and American Cinema including Nic Roeg, Michael Gambon and Dennis Hopper to name but a few, and has twice been nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Actor. He is also an accomplished Video/Film and Theatre Director. Mark fulfilled a long term desire when forming Screen Direct and its sister company Drama Direct in 2007, namely to offer practical workshops designed to share his experience to students and teachers in the educational sector and beyond.

Ed has spent ten years working in the field of visual media. His filmmaking activities include producing, directing, editing and camerawork for various documentary and drama pieces. He has also worked extensively in the corporate sector with companies including Zurich Financial Services, Olivia Rubin, OKI Printers, Codex Digital and Power Train, helping these find new ways to communicate through film and digital media. His work is frequently used at large events. He has taught classes in Editing with Final Cut Pro and Directing for Film at cre8 studios in Swindon. He is often involved in the concepting and storyboarding phases of short film production. In addition to editing, his post-production skills include compositing, sound mixing and DVD production. He is a highly accomplished stills photographer and designer whose work has been used by numerous companies for marketing purposes including Dune Shoes, The Great British Duck Race, Herman Miller and others.

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