Marek LoseyBorn August 1971 in Paddington London, Marek follows a great line of filmmakers. He is the grandson of Palm D'Or winning director Joseph Losey (The Servant, The Go-Between, Don Giovanni) and son of the critically acclaimed film producer Gavrik Losey (Little Malcolm, Agatha, Babylon). As a child Marek spent a great deal of his time on film sets, he always had a natural interest in filmmaking, drama and music. At the age of 16, Marek chose to leave school to begin his career in the film industry as a runner. It did not take him long before he was working as a production manager and 1st assistant director on music videos, shorts films and television shows.
In 1994, at the age of 23 Marek directed his first commercial for Network Rail, although the commercial had a very low budget, it was a great creative success. This opportunity led Marek to direct some of his most prolific work. In 1995 he beat Alan Parkers 'Murphy's Bitter' commercial to win gold for his spot 'Suburban Bliss' for Drum Cider at the Irish Advertising Awards in Kinsale. More accolades would follow for his work with Dr Pepper, Diesel Jeans, The Labour Party and the infamous 'How will you eat yours?' Cadburys Cream Egg campaign starring Matt Lucas. Marek was recognised for his efforts winning awards at D&AD, Epica, Creative Circle and The British Television Awards. At Cannes, Marek was also recognised as Best New Director at Saatchi's sponsored showcase, throughout this period Marek directed much of his work through production outfits Ridley Scott Associates and The Mob.
Initially Marek's work was quite quirky, frenetic and comedy based. As his experience in directing grew so did his desire to pursue performance-based work. For Marek, the challenges that lay in story telling and creating well-observed drama through great casting of children and adults, were too much to resist. His work soon started to find its natural character and charm. Choosing to direct work with more performance based themes.
Mareks debut feature film The Hide is due receive its first UK theatrical release at the ICA from 5th June, 'The Hide', shot at Pinewood Studios and on location in Kent, is the screen adaptation of Tim Whitnall's critically acclaimed play The Sociable Plover' an intense and dark thriller. Loseys film delves into the dark world of human emotion and power struggles. In a bird hide on the wind swept Suffolk marshes, lone bird watcher Roy Tunt (Alex MacQueen) is attempting to complete his immense list of birds by spotting the elusive sociable plover. His day is rudely interrupted with the arrival of Dave John (Philip Campbell), an imposing and mysterious stranger. A game of cat and mouse ensues ensuring a very unexpected outcome. Despite being set in only one location, the film never feels static, it constantly moves and evolves. The bird hide has a character of its own, creaking and moaning in the wind speaking to us. Intense dialogue and unexpected twists keep you gripped; whilst the beautiful and classic style of photography matched with a full, graceful score ensure there is never a dull moment. The Hide is modern film in a classic style, at its heart it is a strong performance piece, Loseys subversive style of direction ensures it defies expectations for such a modest production.
The Hide-official selection Dinard film festival-official selection Sao Paulo film festival-in competition Syracuse film festival: winner best actor winner best cinematography: nominated best editor best original score-in competition Monaco film festival: winner best cinematography- in competition Emden/Norderney film festival- future projects 'Mrs P': Poisson Rouge Productions-in development 'Is Goeff Hurst God?'-in development 'Gerry and Rita'
Marek Losey - filmography
Marek Losey facts
5 most recent filmsBreathless - 3.5 stars
The Hide - 3.5 stars
5 highest-rated filmsThe Hide - 3.5 stars
Breathless - 3.5 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsBreathless - 3.5 stars
The Hide - 3.5 stars
Most frequent co-starsJoanna Page - 1 times - show films
Alex MacQueen - 1 times - show films
Natasha Little - 1 times - show films
Jack Davenport - 1 times - show films
Phil Campbell - 1 times - show films
Most frequent directorsPaul Unwin - 1 times - show films
Philippa Langdale - 1 times - show films