Mark Verkerk has more than 30 years of experience in the field of directing, camera, editing and scenarios. His passion for documentary films has always been very large throughout the years. Mark Verkerk was born in Nairobi in Kenya. He studied at the London International Film School and started working as a film editor at the Australian broadcaster ABC in Sydney in 1980. Two years later he started as a freelance film editor and director at EMS FILMS. Since then (1990) Mark has been a key partner within the teams working for EMS FILMS.
In recent years he has written and directed a series of award winning documentaries for (inter) national broadcasters such as RTL, Public Broadcasting, National Geographic, Discovery, ARTE and ZDF. The film ‘Buddha’s Lost Children’ (2006) was his first feature film. It was nominated in 2007 as a Dutch entry for the famous Oscars. As a director, Mark has been responsible in recent years for the cinema films The New Wilderness, Holland – The Living Delta, and Wild Amsterdam.