Photos By Edward Bishop
November 18th marks the second anniversary of Mark Milsome’s death.
The Mark Milsome Foundation would like to clarify that we do not intend to repeat Black-T-Week this year but instead ask that you consider wearing your existing Black T during this period as a sign of respect. Please feel free to post your pictures to social media.
We are incredibly grateful for your support in our first year and as a small thank you we will soon be giving away Foundation stickers and badges at locations including Panavision and Arri.
You can also contact us with your address if you are working on a production and ask for badges for the crew which will be sent to you free of charge.
To honour the second anniversary, the Foundation is launching #PrintsForMark,
A photographic project that we hope will see acclaimed Cinematographers donating high quality prints of their own personal work.
Once the collection is established (online in our virtual gallery and physically on display at a venue to be announced) we will consider auctioning some of the prints to raise funds for the Foundation, building on the idea initiated by Mark Purvis at Mission Digital
The Foundation is in the process of contacting DPs, but if you would like to submit prints for this project, please feel free to email mail us here
We thank you for your continued support.
As the Christmas season approaches, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s That’s A Wrap, the charity industry event, is being held in support of both the Mark Milsome Foundation and the mental health charity Mind, in memory of Unit Nurse Morag Webster. A huge thank you to Rawdon de Fresnes and everyone at That’s A Wrap. Please contact them HERE if you would like to purchase tickets.
As part of its commitment to make a positive contribution to overall health and safety in the film industry, the Foundation ran a trial first-aid course at the end of August. The one-day course was open to all Mark Milsome and Guild of British Camera Technicians trainees, as well as members of the Foundation. The day was a huge success and we hope to make these a regular event in the future. Huge thanks to Suzanne Stickley of First Aid Matters for running the course and to our friends at Panavision for making the day possible. We will be aiming to run another First Aid Course before the year is out.
Alice Milsome (13) photographed below has designed a cap in honour of her father, which is now available in time for Father’s Day (16th June). Alice drew inspiration from Mark’s own favourite caps and we are proud to offer it in our Merchandise section HERE
On the 23rd May 2019 would have been Mark’s 56 Birthday . His parents and sister chose this day to perform the internment of some of his ashes in a beautiful Eco-sensitive burial ground on a sunny south facing spot at the tip of Hergest Ridge, Gladestry, Herefordshire, bounded by the 1200 year old earthworks of Offa’s Dyke.
Mark’s wife Andra and his daughter Alice will announce plans for the remainder of his ashes in the near future.
If you are interested in visiting Offa’s Orchard the location details are below:
Offa’s Orchard, Tregarden, Gladestry, Kington, Herefordshire. HR5 3NY
The Foundation are proud to announce the first two recipients of the Mark Milsome ‘Foot In The Door’ Mentorship Award.
Following a final round of interviews at Panavision London a panel of eight Foundation members selected Daisy Allen (Falmouth University School of Film and Television) and Davey MacDonald (University of South Wales).
Both Daisy and Davey are preparing to graduate from their three-year BA course and will meet with the MMF to discuss how they can best be supported in the next year, to bridge the gap between full-time education and entering the film and television industry.
They did it! On Sunday 24 February, Alex Parish, Alex Hollowbread and Jack Metcalfe ran the half-marathon in Naples, Italy. We are so honoured that they made the Mark Milsome Foundation their charity of choice. At the time of writing, they have managed to raise an impressive £2,533 — more than twice their original target figure when they launched their campaign back in November 2018! And it’s all thanks to your generosity. We can’t thank them, and you, enough.
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We are humbled and thankful to each of you for your incredible support, generosity and love in remembering our dear Mark on this very difficult first anniversary of his passing.
The extraordinary response to Black T Week has completely blown us away. It is truly overwhelming and we are so proud of Mark. I know he would be astonished by all this and wonder what all the fuss is about.
Remember him always. He lives on in our hearts.
The First Mark Milsome Trainee is in this photo …
A handful full of young hopefuls take part in the GBCT practical assessment week 2018 from which only 6-8 will be accepted on the 2 year trainee placement program.
The Mark Milsome Foundation will be working with the GBCT to enhance the 2 year programme for the whole group and will announce the very first Mark Milsome Trainee shortly.