In 2014 Rebecca set up Tyke Films, based in Sheffield, to work with filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who have a clear voice and vision to deliver award winning films.
Tyke Films, run by producer Rebecca Mark-Lawson, is developing and producing a slate of projects including cinematic documentary, original dramatic feature films, adaptations and TV drama. We work with filmmakers who have a clear voice and vision to create intelligent emotional stories about rarely seen characters. Rebecca is currently in production with cinematic documentary 'Irene’s Ghost’ produced with Forwardslash Films and directed by Iain Cunningham. The film is supported by Creative England, BFI, The Wellcome Trust and the Maudsley Charity. It’s a part animated cinematic documentary about maternal mental illness, telling the story of a son’s search for information about the mother he never knew. For more information and to sign up to our mailing list visit www.irenesghost.com. Please follow us on twitter @irenesghost and keep up to date with our progress and support us through our journey.
Other projects in development include psychological drama Timebombs with writer Brian Martin and ‘Freewheeling’ an Asian female comedy set in Bradford.
Rebecca is the talent scout for the National Film and Television School and regularly attends international festivals sitting on panels and juries.
As Associate Producer Rebecca worked with producer/ director Carol Salter on feature documentary 'Almost Heaven' which premiered in Berlin and most recently won the BIFA for Best Documentary. Also in 2017 she worked with director Jason Wingard on his debut feature film 'In Another Life'.
After working extensively in production with the likes of Penny Woolcock and Ken Loach, Rebecca was appointed as Development Executive for New Talent at EM Media. She worked on titles including ‘Dead Man's Shoes’, 'This Is England', Michael Winterbottom's 'Cock and Bull Story', Anton Corbin's 'Control', Duane Hopkins' 'Better Things' and Keith Fulton, Lois Pepe and Tony Grisoni's 'Brother's Of The Head'
Then as Managing Executive at Lifesize Pictures she delivered new talent schemes for the UK Film Council including Directors Lab, Cinema Extreme, Digital Shorts, Digital Nation and 4Mations.
Rebecca has executive produced numerous award-winning shorts including:
Pitch Black Heist directed by John Maclean BAFTA Short Film Award winner 2012
Chalk directed by Martina Amati BIFA Best British Short Award winner 2011
Baby directed by Dan Mulloy winner Edinburgh International Film Festival Best British Short 2010
I Do Air directed by Martina Amati BAFTA Short Film Award winner 2010
September directed by Esther May Campbell BAFTA 2009 Short Film Award winner
Jade directed by Dan Elliot Golden Bear winner in Berlin 2009
The Apology Line directed by James Lees Best Short Film HOT DOCS 2009, nominated for Best Short at the European Film Academy Awards, Official Selection Sundance
Peter and Ben directed by Pinny Grylls Best Documentary at Aspen Shorts Fest 2008, the Shooting People Werner Herzog Competition, Grand Jury Prize in SXSW
This Chair Is Not Me directed by Andy Taylor Smith Best Short Silver Docs Fest, Sheffield Docfest