Mark Grimmer - CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Mark Grimmer - designer and director of 59 productions - at the US premiere of Two Boys at the Met.

Mark's projects

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Mark Grimmercreative director of 59 productions

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.

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Associated Projects

David Bowie is - Chicago

David Bowie is - Chicago

59/Real Studios/V&A

Current Project

David Bowie is - Berlin

David Bowie is - Berlin

59/Real Studios/V&A

Current Project

London 2012 DVD

London 2012 DVD

BBC

Current Project

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

MTG / OCP / Gotham Chamber Opera

Current Project

Go Live - DVD

Go Live - DVD

Klikk Film/Fifty Nine Productions/EMI Records

Current Project

War Horse - West End

War Horse - West End

National Theatre

Current Project

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

David Bowie is - Sao Paolo

David Bowie is - Sao Paolo

59/Real Studios/V&A

War Horse - UK Tour

War Horse - UK Tour

National Theatre

Satyagraha - ENO

Satyagraha - ENO

ENO / Improbable / Metropolitan Opera

David Bowie is - Toronto

David Bowie is - Toronto

59/Real Studios/V&A

War Horse - Australia Tour

War Horse - Australia Tour

National Theatre

The Minotaur

The Minotaur

Royal Opera House

War Horse - US Tour

War Horse - US Tour

National Theatre

The Pub

The Pub

59 Productions

War Horse - Toronto

War Horse - Toronto

Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

The Enchanted Island

The Enchanted Island

Metropolitan Opera, New York

Behzod Abduraimov

Behzod Abduraimov

59 Productions

Dark Sisters

Dark Sisters

Gotham Chamber Opera / MTG / OCP

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera / ENO / Improbable

Two Boys

Two Boys

ENO/Metropolitan Opera

The Half-Light

The Half-Light

Congo Red Films / 59 Productions

War Horse - New York

War Horse - New York

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

Lyric Hammersmith

Salome

Salome

Royal Opera House

The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers

English National Opera

Jonsi - Go Live

Jonsi - Go Live

Frakkur / 59

Satyagraha - ENO

Satyagraha - ENO

English National Opera

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Les Miserables - UK & Europe

Cameron Mackintosh

A Family Portrait

A Family Portrait

59 Productions / Film London / Channel 4 / UK Film Council

Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

World Tour

Thyestes

Thyestes

Arcola

Time and the Conways

Time and the Conways

National Theatre

The Loves of Lady Purple

The Loves of Lady Purple

Development project

Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala

Metropolitan Opera, New York

 Doctor Atomic - London

Doctor Atomic - London

English National Opera

Stand Up

Stand Up

NFTS

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz / Teatr Polski Warsaw

Dr Atomic

Dr Atomic

Metropolitan Opera, NY

Black Watch - New York

Black Watch - New York

St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn

War Horse

War Horse

National Theatre

Alex - tour

Alex - tour

UK and International Tour

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Satyagraha - Met Opera

Metropolitan Opera New York

Alex

Alex

Alex Live on Stage - Video design by Fifty Nine Productions

Carmen

Carmen

English National Opera

Roam [wasn't staged in a day]

Roam [wasn't staged in a day]

59 / NTS / Grid Iron

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins

Royal Ballet

Black Watch - London

Black Watch - London

National Theatre of Scotland

Satyagraha

Satyagraha

English National Opera / Improbable

Black Watch

Black Watch

National Theatre of Scotland

Roam

Roam

Grid Iron / National Theatre of Scotland



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