A great evening listening to and watching film excerpts from Screenwriter and Director Mark Herman’s career was had by all last night at The 1 Gallery.
Many (not to be tweeted) secrets were shared with the attendees about the art and business of filmmaking.
Personal moments were also recounted such as listening to Michael Caine on the phone trying to persuade Mark he could do a Rochdale accent for the film Little Voice. Better he remained believable as a retired Cockney talent scout in Scarborough thought Mark, where the film was eventually shot. Another special moment being eating Fish and Chips with Michael in a bright red Cadillac on Scarborough sea front! 15 miles from Mark’s birthplace Bridlington.
Mark’s future film projects were also touched upon, one involving the Northern Soul scene!, which couldn’t be further away from his last foray into the German holocaust with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. A purposeful strategy of exploring different subject matter Mark expressed he has used throughout his career.
Mark also answered many highly intelligent questions from the attentive audience.(please come again!)
An unexpected appearance was also made by Robert DeNiro, ‘channeled’ by Nathan Dennis, offering his services, but only if it was filmed in Hull! (DeNiro being an actor Mark expressed an interest in working with on the recent BBC Burnsy show).
We hope to bring more luminaries from the world of Film to the Gallery and are seeking additional sponsors to help with that. Interested? Call Paul Dennis.
Mark stopped to admire The 1 Gallery’s Portrait Artist Paul Wtorkowski’s latest Oil Painting.