Mark J.T. Griffin
Director, Producer, Screenplay, Soundtrack
Mark has been working on the screenplay for “Lawrence: After Arabia” for six years having been intrigued by the character since childhood. A lover of film, after having searched for mainstream producers to take on the project he decided that it was time to have faith in the work and founded Gryffyn Productions. He is multi-talented — an actor, director, playwright and published author of novels and a biography. He also produces electronic music releasing an album E-klek-tik under the name Gryffyn and has written some of the main themes for the soundtrack.
Mark is an accomplished leader and a talented director. He is based in Gloucestershire and has strong ties from childhood with Dorset where the film is set. Highly positive and energetic, he is the driving force behind the project. He is excited by the prospect of seeing his vision finally realised.
Director of Photography, Editor, Lighting
Simon Lawrence got his first freelance job in broadcast television back in 1997 with Granada TV, at the time they had an affiliation with Sky Television whom he worked with creating mostly motoring programmes. Whilst there he worked with a large number of presenters including Richard Hammond who later went on to star in the BBC programme Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. Simon has also had some of his work aired on a number of regional ITV Channels as well as the Fifth Gear programme on Channel 5.
From 2003 to 2009 he filmed with Professor Lord Robert Winston (Super Human, Child of our Time, The Story of God, Child Against All Odds), who is chairman of the charity, The Queen Charlotte's Appeal in London. He made a total of twenty-four films for the charity, in Cuba, India, Egypt and in Jordan filming mostly charity bike rides.
Simon has authored two books on photography and three on exploring different ways of looking at life and living. Since 1981 he has written extensively for a range of national and regional magazine titles on a range of subjects, and has tutored student photographers in higher education.
Head of Hair & Makeup
Dorset based Kirsten trained at the Delamar Academy by renowned working industry experts and professionals in various makeup disciplines including special effects, making, fitting and colouring prosethics, wig making, setting and fitting as well as period hair and makeup.
This along with her experience on set has meant that she understands continuity, on set etiquette, the role of a makeup artist in relation to other departments as well as the need for integrity and discretion.
Her first role was as the makeup designer and makeup artist for student film Brothers in Arms. Her professional experience includes Broadchurch, And Then I was French, The Time of Their Lives, short films Settlers and 100 Balfour Road.
Sound Recordist & Production Technician
Biography to follow....
Jennie is Dorset based and a highly experienced Costumier for film, dance and theatre.
Jennie runs a busy costume hire business in the centre of Dorchester called Alterego.
Ingrid T.F Grupping
Co-Producer, Script Editor, Props
Ingrid has been one of the powerhouses behind the project as co-producer and script editor. On set she acts as 1st Assistant Director, Runner and Continuity.
Clifford White is a creative producer with over three decades of experience in digital media. Clifford’s music career began in the early 80’s with his first solo album Ascension, composed and produced entirely by Clifford at the age of 17, and released in 1985 by New World Music. The album sold over 50,000 copies, establishing itself as all-time classic of the genre with it’s calm and serene tones and peaceful atmosphere.
Clifford went on to create a further 8 solo albums during this period, followed by a return to music in the mid-2000’s with a further 3 albums. His music is most closely compared to Vangelis, Mike Oldfield and Jean Michel Jarre and Clifford continues to produce music in his Hertfordshire based music studio.
Rick Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rockband Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. He is a current member of Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman.
Born and raised in West London, Wakeman intended to be a concert pianist but quit his studies at the Royal College of Music in 1969 to become a full-time session musician. His early sessions included playing on "Space Oddity", among others, for David Bowie, and songs by Junior's Eyes, T. Rex, Elton John, and Cat Stevens. Wakeman became a member of Strawbs in 1970 before joining Yes a year later, playing on some of their most successful albums across two stints until 1980. Wakeman began his solo career in 1973; his most successful albums are his first three: The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973), Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1974), and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (1975), all concept albums. He formed his rock band, The English Rock Ensemble, in 1974, with which he continues to perform, and scored his first film, Lisztomania (1975).
Wakeman pursued solo projects in the 1980s that varied in levels of success; his most successful album was 1984, released in 1981, which was followed by his minor pop hit single, "Glory Boys", from Silent Nights (1985). He hosted the television show Gastank, and recorded his first of several New-age, ambient, and Christian music albums with Country Airs (1986) and The Gospels (1987), respectively. From 1988 to 1990 he was a member of Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe which led to his third Yes stint until 1992. He returned twice more between 1995 and 2004, during which he completed several more solo projects and tours, including his most significant of the decade, Return to the Centre of the Earth (1999). Wakeman continues to record albums and perform concerts worldwide in various capacities; his most recent album is Piano Odyssey (2018).
Guy Protheroe is a British conductor, musical director, composer, arranger, lyricist, singer, writer and musicologist/forensic musicologist. He has been conductor and musical director of the contemporary music ensemble Spectrum and the English Chamber Choir throughout his career and has also worked extensively in commercial music with many leading artists, in particular Rick Wakeman, Vangelis and Eric Lévi. Apart from conducting he is also known as a singer in both classical and commercial music, has founded and directed a number of festivals and similar projects, spent a few years writing and editing for the BBC, and is a forensic musicologists (i.e. expert on legal matters of copyright, plagiarism, sampling etc) in the UK.
Music and Soundtrack Consultant
Bruce has worked on a number of soundtracks including “The Avengers”, “Toys”, “Electric Dream” and “Moulin Rouge”. He has also worked with many famous artists including Grace Jones, Robin Williams, Erasure, Tom Jones, Nicki Minaj, Will.i.am, Thomas Dolby and many others.
He was a co-writer of Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” and “Clean Clean” is now working with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes on a musical called “The Robot Sings”. We are immensely proud to have Bruce on the project and look forward to working with him in Post-Production.
Assistant to Director of Photography
1st Assistant Director
1st Assistant Director
Ingrid T.F. Grupping
1st Assistant Director