Mark “dog” Sayfritz

 

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 2007.

Mark has Recently just finished scoring ‘Snatch’, a 10 part TV series for Sony Pictures based on Guy Ritchie’s original film starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible III). 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.

Other recent feature films include ‘Dark Tide’ (Halle Berry / Olivier Martinez),  ‘Dead Man Running’ (50Cent / Brenda Blethyn) and  ‘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 BDP, 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, and Nip Tuck.

 

 

RECENT FILM, TV & GAME CREDITS.

Snatch ( 10 part TV series 2017) – Composer

Show Creator – Alex De Rakoff

Starring Rupert Grint / Dougray Scott / Luke Pasqualino

Sony Pictures

 

Abattoir – Composer

Director – Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring Lin Shaye & Jessica Lowndes 

Universal Pictures

 

Hardwire  – Composer

Director – Rankin

Starring Laura Haddock, Mark Warren & Toby Jones

Rankin Film

 

The Briny  – Composer

Director – Lucy Kirkwood

Starring Francesca Annis & Stephen Campbell Moore.

DNA Films

 

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

Alliance Cinema

 

Devil You Know – Composer & Sound Design

Director – James Oakely

Starring Rosamund Pike, Lena Olin & Jennifer Lawrence

Roger Films

 

The Great Ghost Rescue – Composer

Director – Yann Samuell

Starring Kevin McKidd, Jason Issacs & Georgia Groome

Good Films

 

Dead Man Running –  Composer

Director – Alex De Rakoff

Starring 50 Cent, Brenda Blethyn, & Tamer Hassan

Revolver Films

 

The Shepherd: Border Patrol – Composer

Director – Issac Florentine

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Scott Adkins

Sony Pictures

 

Until Death – Composer

Director – Simon Fellows

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Stephen Rea

Sony Pictures

 

Second In Command – Composer

Director – Simon Fellows

Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme & Razaak Adoti

Sony Pictures

 

Dark Ride – Sound Design & Additional Composition

Director – Craig Singer

Jamie-Lynn Sigler & Patrick Renna

Lionsgate

 

High Fidelity – Songs

Touchstone / Buena Vista Films

 

CSI:Miami – Songs

CBS TV (USA)

 

Nip Tuck – Songs

NBC TV (USA)

 

NFL – Tracks

US TV Promotion

 

 

RECENT COMMERCIALS – COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGN

 

“Overcome” NBA / Kaiser Permanente – Starring Steph Curry

 

Macallan Whisky – Directed by Rankin

 

Nike “Savage Beauty” 2016 – Directed by Rankin, starring Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Absolut & Deadmou5 2016- Virtual Reality movie 2016

 

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)

 

Vodafone (UK)

 

Vicks (Germany / Holland / Italy)

 

Canon (UK & Europe)

 

Audi – “Selective Memory” (France)

 

Jaguar (World)

 

Levi’s (World)

 

Xbox (Europe)

 

Nokia (World)

 

Reebok (USA)

 

NFL (USA)

 

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

Festival Tour.