(born 29 September 1966) was born in Radcliffe
, near Bury
He first came to attention in the late 1980s as a live concert press photographer, his natural documentary style capturing the great and the good of the indie scene at the time. Classic images of Iggy Pop, Bob Calvert, Johnny Thunders, The Damned, All About Eve and hundreds of other acts helped to cement Howard's reputation.
Since reinventing himself as a commercial film maker in the late 90's, Howard has produced dozens of commercials, pop promo's, advertising films and shorts. His most famous work, the acclaimed cult comedy mockumentary "Roddy Smythe Investigates..."Roddy Smythe
(starring Peter Slater, Kiki Kendrick, Peter Kay and Mark Strange) has since spawned two sequels, a radio adaptation and a forthcoming feature film.
Mark Howard continues to fill his time working as a commercial director, photographer and comedy writer. A number of his short films are available on the You Tube and Veoh networks, through the northernmisfits channel.
From Night To Day - The Cinematic Style of George A. Romero
(1994) director, documentaryWaiting
(1995) director, short form filmRoddy Smythe Investigates...Roddy Smythe
(2002) writer & director, sci-fi spoof documentaryVideo Diary - A Man Called Smythe
(2004) writer & director, sci-fi spoof documentaryLiving With George
(2004) director & producer, 6 x 30 min TV documentaryLife's A Bitch,......