Mark Warford

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Mark Warford
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Background information
Genres Creative Director, Composer, Photojournalism, Cinematography, Activism, Author
Website http://www.markwarford.com http://www.soldiermiles.com

Mark Warford, is an American Director, Producer, Composer, Photographer, Humanitarian and Author.

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Highly acclaimed for his worldview creative work, Mark Warford is a CLIO award-winning director, producer and author. Warford has also directed creative and strategic operations for the likes of Agence France-Presse (AFP), Getty Images, Greenpeace and 'We Are The World 2' .

Mark Warford has written with, directed and produced notable international artists such as Eurythmics co-founder, David A. Stewart, platinum-selling British soul singer, Joss Stone, and luminaries such as the Dalai Lama, and Harry Belafonte.

Mark Warford teamed with Sir Anthony Hopkins to produce the CLIO- award winning spot, ACT.[1] Written and directed by Mark Warford, the :60 sec spot deals with the plight of whales being hunted for scientific purposes.

The debut novel in a continuing series, Sky Blue Sky [2] was published, February 2016, the action/adventure series introduces the protagonist, anti-hero Thomas Edward Shaw, and is told in a lean, hard, athletic narrative prose that uniquely bridges the void between general fiction and conventional literary works.

On July 2nd, 2015, 'Roam', the fourth song from the soundtrack of A Voyage For Soldier Miles, was released worldwide. Other releases include, Supermassive Superstar; Never Gonna Be The Same featuring Joss Stone; No Matter What You Say featuring Ty Taylor; Cumulus/Rising and Soon We Will Know featuring leif .e. boman [3]

On March 1st, 2015, the original script (including song lyrics) for the international cross-media project, A Voyage For Soldier Miles [4] was published by Cry Desert Music Publishing, Inc.

Beginning in 2011, Warford began production on the dramatized audio production, 'A Voyage For Soldier Miles'. Renowned Swedish artist, Leif e. Boman is also credited as a contributor to the soundtrack. [5] The original screenplay adaptation for the feature-length movie version of the show was completed in March 2014. Warford is the sole credited writer.

In 2008 Warford was elected as a 100 Places Global Climate Ambassador, joining Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Australian Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts Peter Garrett, Rajendra Kumar Pachauri chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Danish Actress Connie Inge-Lise Nielsen.

From 2004 -2006, Warford steered the creative direction and production of Project Thin Ice, a multi-year, multi-national initiative to address the mounting impact of climate change. Warford led the strategic operations and media coverage for two successive attempts by explorers Lonnie Dupre and Eric Larsen to cross the Arctic Ocean in summer, the event was successfully completed in July 2006.

From 2003 - 2012, Mark Warford acted as Chair of the Board for Crude Accountability, a Washington DC-based non-profit working primarily in the Caspian Sea basin to protect the region's natural environment and to ensure environmental justice for communities impacted by natural resource development.

Manila Bay protest,Philippines 1994 and Usinsk oil spill, Russia 1995 Photographs by ©Mark Warford

From 2000 - 2007, Warford directed media teams covering global news issues in Kazakhstan, Russia, Mexico, USA, Ecuador, Malaysia, Philippines and Canada, amongst other locations, as a photographer, Warford has been published in all of the world’s major news journals – including New York Times, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Times, National Geographic and the South China Morning Post. In 2005, Warford was announced as a member of Greenpeace International's Programme Council.

In 1998, Warford accepted the role of Managing Editor for Getty Images.

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