Mark One is a director that has over 20 years experience working at the very top of the television industry for the BBC, Red Bee Media, and Virgin Media TV.
He has worked overseas with global clients on filming, brand consultation and creating design solutions. Mark is also a BAFTA award winner for the 2006 BBC Match of the Day FIFA World Cup opening title, film writer, avid anti knife and gun activist and sought after motivational speaker.
Jahnoi’s stunning live performance of ‘I am who?’ sealed the deal in Mark One’s eyes, and convinced him to develop the poem into a moving image piece for the entire world to witness.
Taking Jahnoi under his wing, Mark included him in a project he was working on with the BBC Black and Asian Forum called ‘From Tragedy to Inspiring Future Leaders’. The event, held at the BBC and hosted by Mark One and Natasha Preville, included guest speakers Ian and Nathan Levy from the Robert Levy Foundation, the poet Realite, and Jahnoi. It was during this event that Jahnoi’s poem also caught the attention of Marcus Jones.
Marcus Jones CEO at Salvá Films, is an inspirational director and writer with over 15 years’ experience of creating award-winning work. He crafted his directing and creative skills at the BBC, Red Bee Media, Biscuit tv, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, Discovery, Nat Geo and the MOB. His credits and international awards span a diverse range of films, commercials, idents and digital content. Marcus’ talents can be seen in many pieces of work, including BBC Proms, Bacardi, Jet2 and FILA commercials to name but a few.
After Marcus witnessed Jahnoi’s live performance of ‘I am who?’ he too was keen to get involved with turning the poem into a strong, character-forming piece of film.
Without the invaluable input and direction from Marcus, ‘I am who?’ would not be what it is today. His attention to detail, creative flair, passion for the project and discipline to get things right at all costs was uncompromising.
Marcus Jones said, “We wanted to come together to make a film that would give some of today’s youth something positive to relate to and draw from when faced with challenges and problems as they grow up”.
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