Mark Tonderai

Known for his hands-on directing approach and undeniable eye for talent, British-Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer Mark Tonderai has become one of the most in-demand directors in the entertainment industry today. Tonderai’s new thriller-horror for Paramount Pictures, Spell, is out now on PVOD. The film stars Omari Hardwick (Power) as a man who crashes his plane while en route to rural Appalachia with his family and awakens to find himself completely alone and in the care of a seemingly kind elderly woman (Loretta Devine), who begins to pull him deeper and deeper into a sinister world. Tonderai is best known for directing Jennifer Lawrence in the 2012 horror-mystery House at the End of the Street and for writing and directing the 2008 thriller Hush. Other directorial credits include BBC’s Doctor Who, Netflix’s Locke & Key, and Hulu’s Castle Rock. (Picture by Amanda Matlovich.)


Love You, Mum and Dad

By Mark Tonderai | November 9, 2020

Love You, Mum and Dad

Spell director Mark Tonderai looks back on his dramatic childhood in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and how it shaped him as an artist.