With an highly eclectic and multiple award winning career as an artist, composer, and producer in the music industry, Mark started scoring and sound designing for films in 2005.
He has scored several features recently including ‘Abattoir’, a horror thriller noir directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of the SAW sequels fame which has garnered fantastic reviews after its premiere at the 2016 LA film festival. Due for theatrical release in the US December 9th it has already picked up 20 official selections and a win on the festival circuit. Other recent feature films include ‘Dark Tide’ (Halle Berry / Olivier Martinez), ‘Dead Man Running’ (50Cent / Brenda Blethyn), ‘Devil you Know’ (Rosamund Pike / Jennifer Lawrence / Lena Olin).
At 17 Mark joined Jive Records where he began to develop his career as a programmer/producer/composer, working with a wide variety of pioneering artists such as Boogie Down productions, Tribe Called Quest, and a host of other hiphop and dance related acts.
Following this intense studio period Mark travelled mixing & recording indigenous music in West Africa and Papua New Guinea, some of the highlights being live projects with Femi Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and working for Fela in the Shrine.
On return to Europe he partnered up with Goldie (of Drum & Bass fame) becoming musical director and collaborated on 3 albums, and with Ian Brown (Stone Roses) writing tracks on the gold selling solo album “Music of the Spheres”.
Sayfritz went on to write his own album with his own band DOG called ‘Neverland’ on Heavenly / EMI records, featuring guest appearances by legendary guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and Nigel Godrich of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace fame.
Subsequently Mark has also gone on to work in the commercial arena, including D&AD pencil & CLIO “best music / sound design” award winning campaigns for AUDI, NIKE, LEVI’S and REEBOK. His solo artist work has featured in a number of feature films and TV series including CSI New York, CSI Miami, and Nip Tuck.
RECENT FILM & GAME CREDITS.
Abattoir – Composer
Director – Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring Lin Shaye & Jessica Lowndes
Hardwire (Short) – Composer
Director – Rankin
Starring Laura Haddock, Mark Warren & Toby Jones
The Briny – Composer
Director – Lucy Kirkwood
Starring Francesca Annis & Stephen Campbell Moore.
Transformers Universe (game)- Sound design / Additional Music
Creative directors – Alex Horton / Alex De Rakoff
Hasbro / Jagex Games
63 lbs (Short) – Composer
Director – Arran Bowyn
Starring – Michael Madsen
Jonah ( Nominated for “Best short” at the BIFA’s ) – Composer
Director – Kibwe Tavares
Starring Daniel Kaluuya
Dark Tide – Composer
Director – John Stockwell
Starring Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Devil You Know – Composer & Sound Design
Director – James Oakely
Starring Rosamund Pike, Lena Olin & Jennifer Lawrence
The Great Ghost Rescue – Composer
Director – Yann Samuell
Starring Kevin McKidd, Jason Issacs & Georgia Groome
Dead Man Running – Composer
Director – Alex De Rakoff
Starring 50 Cent, Brenda Blethyn, & Tamer Hassan
The Shepherd: Border Patrol – Composer
Director – Issac Florentine
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Scott Adkins
Until Death – Composer
Director – Simon Fellows
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Stephen Rea
Second In Command – Composer
Director – Simon Fellows
Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Razaak Adoti
Dark Ride – Sound Design & Additional Composition
Director – Craig Singer
Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Patrick Renna
High Fidelity – Songs
Touchstone / Buena Vista Films
CSI:Miami – Songs
CBS TV (USA)
CSI:New York – Songs
CBS TV (USA)
Nip Tuck – Songs
NBC TV (USA)
NFL – Tracks
US TV Promotion
RECENT COMMERCIALS – COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGN
Macallan Whisky 2016 – Directed by Rankin
Absolut & Deadmou5 2016- Virtual Reality movie 2016
Nike ” Volcano” 2016 – Directed by Rankin, starring Ronaldo.
Ford Mustang – Directed by Rankin, starring Sienna Miller ( worldwide )
Mumm Sparkling Wine – Re-arrangement / orchestration of Hans Zimmer’s theme for TV campaigns.
Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes (UK & Ireland)
Vertu – composing all ringtones & alerts for the new ” Constellation” phone ( using the London Symphony Orchestra ).
Movistar – (Spain, Central & South America )
Audi “Heartbeat” – (UK & Europe – Winner “Clio Award” best Sound Design)
Li Ning – (China)
Ocean Spray (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Holland)
Nike “Rugby World cup” (France)
Vicks (Germany / Holland / Italy)
Canon (UK & Europe)
Audi – “Selective Memory” (France)
Uk Gov -Home Office (UK)
Audi – “Bull” (World, ex-US) : Mark won two UK Industry Awards for ‘Bull’: D&AD Silver Pencil for “Most Outstanding Sound Design in Television & Cinema Advertising”, & BTAA Silver Arrow for “Outstanding Sound Design”
DOG – ARTIST RELEASES & SHOWS
“Dive” album on PaleBlue Records (2012)
“Neverland” album EMI / Heavenly
“Jerusalem” single feat Pete Townshend EMI / Heavenly
“Bitten” single EMI / Heavenly
Dog performed with Cypress Hill and Asian Dub Foundation, and at
Glastonbury Festival, T In The Park, Reading Festival and the V Festival on a UK