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Mark Lamprell spent 15 years as a writer at Kennedy Miller where highlights included working with Carl Sagan and George Miller on the screenplay for Contact (Jodie Foster) as well as co-writing Babe Pig in the City. With his wife, Klay, he wrote the award-winning children’s book, Otto The True Blue Aussie Dog published by Ashton Scholastic. Mark wrote and directed the multi-award winning feature film My Mother Frank and directed the Columbia Tristar tele-movie After the Rain. He has worked as a script consultant for Academy award winning producer Barrie Osbourne, adapted the Pulitzer nominated novel Evidence of Things Unseen into a screenplay, directed cabaret, and was a writer on the International Emmy nominated TV series Slide. In 2013 Mark re-wrote three screenplays for German producers; The Gift for Goldkind Film Production, Champions for Filmline Productions and Rulaman for TV60 Film Production. He also re-wrote Piper for Melbourne producer Xavier Goldman.
Mark co-wrote and directed the musical comedy Goddess starring Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating and Madga Szubanski, released in 2013. It won the audience award for Most Popular Film at the London Ausfilm Festival and featured in several other international film festivals. It was the second highest grossing Australian film of 2013, after The Great Gatsby. His most recent feature films are A Few Less Men (released in 2017) and Never Too Late starring James Cromwell, Jacki Weaver, Jack Thompson and Dennis Waterman shot in 2019 and releasing in 2o20 with subsequent US / Canada release via Blue Fox and Pacific Northwest and other territories to follow.