Mark Cousins is an Irish-Scottish director and writer. His films – including The Story of Film: An Odyssey, What is This Film Called Love?, Life May Be, A Story of Children and Film, Atomic, Stockholm My Love, I am Belfast and The Eyes of Orson Welles – have premiered at the Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Venice film festivals and have garnered awards such as the Prix Italia, a Peabody, the Stanley Kubrick Award and the European Film Award for Innovative Storytelling. Cousins has filmed in Iraq, Sarajevo during the siege, Iran, Mexico, across Asia, and in America and Europe. Mark’s books include Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary and The Story of Looking. He has collaborated with Tilda Swinton on innovative film events. His fourteen-hour documentary Women Make Film tries to rethink cinema. His newest films are The Storms of Jeremy Thomas, The Story of Looking and The Story of Film: A New Generation.