I have written a number of short films that have screened all over the world at prestigious film festivals. My first short film, A Thousand Empty Glasses was nominated for best UK short at Raindance Film Festival and picked up for worldwide distribution, becoming a number one selling short on iTunes.

I have written period dramas, domestic dramas, and psychological thrillers through the lens of fantasy and sci-fi genres.


I currently have a web series in development inspired by East Anglian UFO eye witnesses.

Short films and web series



Dir: Josh Trett

Wri: Mark Finbow

Prod: Keeper's Daughter/Trett Films

A recently bereaved local bobby must team up with some disparate high school teenagers when deceased household pets return to their owners.

Currently in post-production.


Dir: Josh Trett

Wri: Josh Trett and Mark Finbow

Prod: Trett Films


A mother in a dark place finds herself haunted by the Black Shuck. She must consider whether this apparition is real or simply a manifestation of her pain.


Dir: Andrew Nolan

Wri: Mark Finbow

Prod: Take Cover Films


A drunken evening exposing long-held secrets forces a young man to make a life altering decision.

Nominated for best UK short at Raindance; selected for San Jose, Palm Springs, Frameline, Norwich Sound + Vision and INK Festival; No. 1 selling short on iTunes. 


Dir: Matthew Trett

Wri: Mark Finbow

Prod: Trett Films/Keeper's Daughter


Inspired by a true report, a young woman recounts her encounter with some strange hooded figures.

In Development

When the population of an isolated village are abducted by aliens an anxiety ridden police officer must evade shadowy forces and confront his own tragic memories in order to find the truth.


Dir: Andrew Nolan

Wri: Mark Finbow

Prod: Take Cover Films


V.P. is a psychological drama about dogged Corporal Matt Parker who sets out to prove his masculinity after fighting testicular cancer.

Selected for Raindance Film Festival and INK Festival.

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