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Mark Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Mark holds an MA in Creative Technology from the University of Salford and has been actively involved with all aspects of moving image since graduating with a BA Hons in Interactive Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2000, working both independently and collaboratively with film, video and interactive media.

Since founding Soup Collective in 1999 Mark has developed his role as both an independent Film-maker, directing promos and documentaries for acts such as Elbow, Doves and Editors - and is a Creative Director within Soup Collective and Soup Co, developing large-scale AV projects and installations for clients such as the Science Museum, Imperial War Museum North, the National Football Museum and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. His work has been screened at the NFT and more recently at IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam). Mark currently divides his time between teaching on the Filmmaking BA Hons at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University his work with Soup.


A selection of recent research outputs.


Thomas, M., 2014. Personal Museums, National Football Museum, 1/1/2014.


Thomas, M., 2014. 'Elbow, The Take Off and Landing of Everything. Music Video series.'.