November 18th sees the third anniversary of cameraman, Mark Milsome, being killed whilst filming a stunt in Ghana on the set of the BBC/Netflix series ‘Black Earth Rising’ in 2017.
His widow, Andra, has joined forces with Mark Purvis of the digital media company, Mission Digital, to create a project called Prints for Mark.
As Andra explains “The idea was first conceived by Mark along with incredible cinematographers Adam Suschitzky and Seamus McGarvey who thought it would be great to auction off a couple of their photographic prints as a fundraiser for the Mark Milsome Foundation at the annual BSC show in Feb ‘19 & later that year at the summer lunch.
The project then snowballed and as a result of the pandemic felt the idea lent itself to producing a calendar entitled Perspective of Tomorrow.
We have a debt of gratitude to all the camera & electrical department technicians who have contributed photographs over the past few months.
We have received so many submissions and it’s been such a tough choice being limited to 12 months. This year we will be launching the inaugural calendar with 13 photo choices, but have some book ideas for next year & a fundraising auction event when the current world situation allows.”
Funds raised will be used to create more skills and opportunities behind the scenes of the film and television industry for people with lesser access.
“Our aim is to create a platform to help the next generation develop basic skills to help them build a foundation in the industry. Our objective isn’t to focus on producing more Cinematographers and Directors, but working with a diverse range of people to create entry level jobs that will show true fruition over the next 5 years” says Mark Purvis
We thank you all for your continued support and contributions to build a wonderful legacy in Mark Milsome’s memory. Anyone who knew Mark was always touched by his presence and laughter in their life. His talent and desire to do his best on every job without any sense of self importance, made Mark a very cherished member of the British Film and TV industry.
Mark was passionate about mentoring, as that was how he solidified his talent and passion for all aspects of his life as a cinematographer. We hope that through Prints for Mark we can share that enthusiasm and eclecticism.
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