Production: have extensive knowledge of all the creative processes of making a film, programme or event including screenwriting, directing, and editing
Technical: Be technically competent in delivering productions, events and conferences, understand sound and lighting systems and public safety requirements
Storytelling: know how to tell a story, make and approve creative decisions to help do this well.
Commercial awareness: understand what makes a successful film or event, be able to market it to distributors and the public
Leadership: motivate and communicate well with everyone throughout the project, take the lead on decisions, create a good working atmosphere and adhere to legal workplace regulations
Organisation: be on top of the whole project, prepare schedules and a production budget using financial skills to secure funding and negotiate salaries
Problem-solving: work methodically and logically, find creative solutions, especially when things don’t go to plan
Mark Benfield - Producer of Films and events; leader of teams; organiser; student at the university of life.
Combining business, technical and creative skills, Mark is an excellent problem solver and Manager. With extremely good customer service skills and attention to detail, he is an asset in any venture. This and a keen sense of humour make him popular on any team.
Working as an Event Duty Manager, Mark brings a high level of customer service and quality to the event. With experience in venues holding up to 1700 people, Mark ensures the safety of the public, works hard to ensure that the customer is happy, completes the admin and reports on time and manages assistants effectively.
As a Film Producer, Mark has produced films from shorts to Feature-length and his name can be found on titles across USA, Canada and the UK. Most recently he is known for Producing "6 Hot Chicks in a Warehouse" which is being distributed through Lionsgate via iTunes, Amazon and Walmart stores amongst others.
As an accomplished Production Manager, he has facilitated many shows, events and festivals and his broad range of experience and Engineering training ensure that every aspect of the project is under control.
It’s all about a respect for people and ensuring the best experience possible. This knowledge has helped Mark in the corporate world too where he has applied these skills to an office environment managing different sized teams of people. Mark is a member of the Institute for Engineering and Technology and EQUITY. He is a trained as a First Aider, Fire Warden, has current Basic Clearance Certifcates and is trained in Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults.
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