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M J McMahon

Director & Producer - Capture
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M J McMahon is a multi award winning director/producer. He studied Film & Television at Glyndwr University in North Wales from 1996-98 and graduated with distinction. He has been a professional in the Film and TV industry for over 14 years, originally starting as a runner for post production company M2 Television working his way up to Post Production Consultant for Molinare, then moving on to directing and producing commercials, corporate projects, promos and short films.

McMahon has extensive knowledge and experience working in digital post production and has worked on over 200 TV and Film productions that include TV programmes like the successful BBC TWO series Who do you think you are?, RDF’s Wife Swap for Channel 4 in addition to associate producing feature films like Cherry Tree Lane for Steel Mill Pictures and working as a Film Executive on the four time Oscar winner The King’s Speech.

In 2009 he co-founded the production company Capture, they produce commercials, online content, promos for clients including Nike, ITV, Ogilvy, AKQA, BBC and Sky TV. They also have a slate of TV and theatrical projects presently in development and production. He is producing The Man from UNKLE the official documentary about the music band UNKLE, and also produced the award winning short film Gin & Dry. Michael directed Hawk, a multi award winning fantasy short film, with recent awards including the Accolade Competition in LA and best fantasy short film at ShockerFest. He also received an award from I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival, president and actor Rutger Hauer. Hawk picked up another 2 wins and 4 nominations at the Idyllwild Cinemafest, making a tally of over 30 wins/nominations/official selections for his films at festivals around the world.

He recently directed and produced the short film, Killing Thyme, starring Brian Cox and Charlotte Riley, before going on to produce his 4th short – the Film London selected The Girl In The Dress starring Nick Helm, Olivia Poulet and Claire Keelan. He is currently developing his directorial feature début Playing Mercy. An adaption based on a novel of the same name adapted for the screen by the author Matthew David Scott. M J McMahon has been a BAFTA member since 2003.

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