Film + Theatre maker Mark Finbow produces projects under the Eastern Association banner as a way to bring largely unknown stories of the British Civil Wars and Protectorate era to a twenty-first century audience.


The British Civil Wars and Protectorate is a time in Britain's history that has largely been wiped from public consciousness; an embarrassing blip in the ruling elites' past perhaps...​


There is much we can learn as a society from the people of this era; people who fought for religious change, democracy and equality.


Eastern Association's first short film Freedom of the People is currently playing film festivals worldwide and has won multiple awards.​ Our second short film Kill Cromwell is currently in post-production and we have three stage plays in development, supported by Arts Council England; Brilliana (in partnership with Play Nicely Theatre)Killing No Murder and Strange Engine.




Mark trained as an actor at LAMDA, where he was awarded the Sir John Gielgud bursary. He works as a writer, actor, director and producer in theatre and film.


As a writer, his first short film A Thousand Empty Glasses (Take Cover Films) was nominated for best UK short at Raindance, picked up for worldwide distribution and became a number one selling film on iTunes. His micro-short  Roadside Oddities (Trett Films/Keeper’s Daughter) has screened all over the world.


As a producer and director he has created over a dozen rural touring shows and developed a number of physical theatre productions for studio theatres.


Mark was recently selected for a BBC writersroom masterclass, chosen to participate in the Creative England/BFI/write2screen East of England Talent Module and selected for the Patatango Regional Playwriting course. He also runs theatre company The Keeper's Daughter.