Mark Grimmer - designer and director of 59 productions - at the US premiere of Two Boys at the Met.
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Mark Grimmer graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Language and Literature in 2005.
After a period working with producer Amy Kaufman (Primary Productions/Focus Features) in New York, he joined Fifty Nine (design) as Editor of the LIP Magazine.
In 2006 Mark founded Fifty Nine Productions with fellow director Leo Warner. He has subsequently designed video projections for theatre productions at the National Theatre (where he is an Associate), the Royal Opera House, The ENO, The Metropolitan Opera New York, Sadler’s Wells, and the Royal Ballet amongst others.
In 2012-13, Mark led the 59 Productions team as Creative Director on the David Bowie is exhibition for the V&A museum. The exhibition drew significant critical and audience acclaim, and went on to become the most successful exhibition in the museum's history. The exhibition is now embarking on a world tour.
Mark has also produced a number of short films, including Joseph Pierce's ‘A Family Portrait’, winner of the Prix de la Presse and The Prix Audi Labo at Clermont Ferrand, the Grand Prix at Stuttgart International Animation Festival, and the Debut Prize at Hiroshima Animation Festival. The film was longlisted for the Academy Awards, was a finalist in the Cartoon d’Or, and has appeared in over 20 festivals world wide. Mark and Joseph have subsequently collaborated on a second short, The Pub, winner of Best Short Film at Raindance, and Best Animated short at Melbourne International Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin and the LA Film Festival. The film made the Oscar longlist and has appeared in over 30 festivals. Mark and Joseph are currently developing a feature length animation - a co-production between 59 Productions and Cuba Pictures.
Alongside his theatrical design and producing roles, Mark is also represented as a writer for film and television by Jessica Cooper at Curtis Brown. He currently has film and television projects in development with Comedy Central, Film 4, Clerkenwell Films and Eleven Film.