A member of BAFTA Connect and Directors UK, Carl Mackenzie is an award-winning Writer & Director, who is passionate about creating commercially accessible stories with a social commentary. 

He is best known for 'The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan', which received the Jury Special Mention for Outstanding UK Film at Manchester International Film Festival 2017. 

He also wrote and is to direct upcoming war drama, 'Unseen Scars'

In 2016 he made his directorial debut ‘The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan’. The film screened in a special showcase at BAFTA 195, was aired as part of the Short Film Show, where it won Best Fiction/Drama and was awarded the Jury Special Mention for Outstanding UK Film at Manchester Film Festival 2017.

The film also received nominations for Best British Short, Best Screenplay and Best Actress at the Southampton Film Festival. This was quickly followed by his second short film Just a Day. Both films were distributed worldwide through Amazon Prime

Carl is currently working on his debut feature ‘Unseen Scars’, an original and powerful film, which highlights the issues faced by returning veterans and those who are suffering with PTSD. Having seen first-hand the issues that affect those suffering from PTSD, this film has a personal connection for Carl. The story follows veteran, James, who on his return from service, has difficulty adapting to civilian life. The film is being made in partnership with Combat Stress and has attached experienced producer, Gareth Jones.

Carl is also in early development of his second feature film ‘A Walk in the Darkness’.
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