Director  Producer  Writer & Philanthropist

All images © 1999-2023 Marcus Dillistone

Marcus Dillistone is a Royal premiered and award-winning British film director whose films have garnered over 30 international awards. He has worked with Oscar-winning actors and cinematographers such as John Mills, Glenda Jackson, Richard Attenborough, Jack Cardiff and Ronnie Taylor. He has worked in diverse genres, including: cinema, television, documentaries, commercials, promos and major live events. His experience spans 35 years and over 100 films. 

High-profile projects, including The Troop (DoP Alex Thomson BSC) which had a Royal Premiere at BAFTA, and as Associate Producer Music for the Olympic Opening & Closing Ceremonies in Athens 2004. Marcus has also twice created an art suite at the famous ICEHOTEL in Arctic Sweden, at temperatures down to -40º.

Marcus' feature documentary on the life of Sir John Mills ('Moving Memories'), was critically acclaimed, with an extraordinary all-star cast (part of the BBC's Christmas schedule). He also directed the BFI's live tribute to Sir John, directing artists such as Dame Kiri TeKanawa, Roger Moore, Richard Attenborough, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Sarah Miles, Stephen Fry, plus Hayley and Juliet Mills.

Marcus' commercial clients include Glaxo SmithKline, British Airways, Apple, JVC, FujiFilm, Audi, Zanussi, Pfizer, and Marks & Spencer. Marcus is also involved in workflow consultancy and education; he is a published academic & journalist.


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Marcus’s serious adventures started in 1982 when, as a film student, he organised the Trail of ’98 Yukon Expedition. An arduous journey following the route of the 1898 Gold Rush prospectors deep into Canada’s northern wilderness, via Alaska and the famous Golden Stairs on the Chilkoot Pass. Numerous far-flung trips followed, crossing China on the ‘80s, numerous trips to Egypt, and to the Arctic to construct art suites at the famous ICEHOTEL, working at temperatures down to -40ºC.

All images © Marcus Dillistone

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