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Mark Birrell

Mark Birrell

Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a copywriter, film-blogger and lifelong cinephile who received his bachelors in Film and Comparative Literature from the University Of London.
Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a copywriter, film-blogger and lifelong cinephile who received his bachelors in Film and Comparative Literature from the University Of London.


Articles by Mark Birrell

Ridley Scott cements his mastery with “All the Money in the World”

By Mark Birrell January 21, 2018

Beset by a real-life scandal which overshadows even the fantastical real-life scandal within the film, Ridley Scott doesn’t just save All the Money in the World but elevates it. Of all the directorial pillars of modern Hollywood (Spielberg, Cameron, Bigelow, Fincher etc.) the one whose brilliance is called into question most often is probably Ridley Scott. He’s […]

Martina Silcock – producer of “The Nest Egg” and “Lines in the Sand”

By Mark Birrell January 16, 2018

The Spread chats with the many-talented, and deeply driven, Martina Silcock about her work as a producer, where she’s come from and where she’s going. Martina has worked on the production and post-production side of film and TV, in various roles from production co-ordinator to post-production supervisor and manager, but over the past few years […]

Queer animation pioneer Kate Jessop on creating Tales From Pussy Willow

By Mark Birrell January 11, 2018

We chat to writer and director Kate Jessop about her much lauded animated web series Tales From Pussy Willow in the wake of its second series. Kate is an award-winning animation filmmaker whose work has been screened around the world, Cinema Jam screened her animated short Little Elephant at one our Jam Sessions last year and, after […]

Series Two of Kate Jessop’s acclaimed “Tales From Pussy Willow” goes live

By Mark Birrell December 19, 2017

Series Two of Kate Jessop’s biting satire queer animated comedy sketch series, Tales From Pussy Willow, returns to even greater praise. Animation director (and previous Cinema Jammer of the month) Kate Jessop released the second series of her acclaimed comedy web series Tales From Pussy Willow this October and we liked it so much we […]

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