In a dystopian vision of the future, not far from now, leaders pay lip service to the democratic process in what is called the 'New Republic' - a shell of what previously was the Western world. Laws are ushered through the 'House' by unelected 'Members' who agree with unanimous choruses of “Ayes”, stripping the nation of its last shreds of transparency, liberty and democracy. 'Between Lambs and Lions' follows Daniel Alesso, the one man who still believes in those values, being the thorn in the paw of the mighty totalitarian state. When the 'House' tries to pass a bill that outlaws any criticism of the regime and electing President Nebuchadnezzar ruler for life, he finally speaks out and begins to gain a following. Now a danger to the established elite will he be able to start the tides of change before they see fit to silence him?
About Mark Sutherland: After receiving a phone call in 1992, Mark found himself on the set of a low budget film, White Angel, to construct the film sets. He soon became the Production Designer. The film is featured in the industry acclaimed Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, www.guerillafilm.com, and it went onto a national 35 cinema release.
Mark then became Construction Manager for Boston Kickout, then Living Spirits, followed in 1998 with, Urban Ghost Story starring Jason Connery.
Further work then included the BBC Children’s Festival, 2009, and art directing First Men in the Moon for BBC Four, written and starring Mark Gatiss, in 2010. Additional art direction work followed in 2011 with Comic Relief and over the last five years the Big Fat Quiz for Channel 4.
Mark has used his carpentry skills to work on a number of TV shows, from Strictly Come Dancing to the film for the Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2012.
Mark has gone on to Produce, and Co-Produce, a number of short films, notably Pukka written by the late Mark Straker in which Mark was able to combine his film making skills with his background in secondary school education and use film making to teach English and maths to young people. The film went onto win the Community Award at the Nottinghill Film Festival in 2004. Learn more here -->