Mark Linfield

Co-Founder and Director

Mark co-founded Wildstar Films in 2018 after nearly 30 years of directing and producing award winning wildlife films. He is currently on the senior creative team for several series at Wildstar and directing two new films for Disneynature.

After receiving an MA in Biology from the University of Oxford, Mark began his career fronting a documentary about gorillas in the Congo. After several years with the BBC, Mark joined an independent production company, Green Umbrella where he produced and directed many award-winning films for The Natural World and Wildlife on One including The Temple Troop; Gelada Baboons – The Battles of Braveheart; Orangutans – The High Society; and Capuchins – The Monkey Puzzle

Mark returned to the BBC in 2000 to produce and direct on the BAFTA nominated Life of Mammals, on which he travelled the world with Sir David Attenborough filming the weird and the wonderful. Mark went on to direct two episodes of the hit TV series Planet Earth, winning a Primetime EMMY for the opening show Pole to Pole. Mark followed this as Producer/Director and Series Writer for Frozen Planet.

Mark directed the theatric wildlife movie Earth which remains one of the most successful wildlife feature films of all time. For Disneynature he has directed Chimpanzee, Monkey Kingdom, and co-directed Penguin. He has two more Disneynature films in production.