Actor / Director / Teacher / Student / Adventurer
Best Performance - Short Focus Film Festival, London 2022
Nominated Best Actor - Underground Cinema awards 202
Nominated Best Actor - Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival 202
(All for my role in the short film Throw Your Heart Over First).
My debut feature film aWAKE is in the final stages of post production. I was Writer / Director / Actor / Producer on the project. Hitting festivals Summer 2023. It was shot in two shots and in one day. Watch this space.
THROW YOUR HEART OVER FIRST was very well received at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2022. Click HERE for more info. on the film, including trailer and reviews.
"Throw Your Heart Over First is a tense, moving and creative exploration of grief. It translates the topic into the world of acting and the two make a perfect pair..." Film Carnage review of Throw Your Heart Over First 2022
"...The quality of the visual and writing speak for themselves but they do still need that key performance to really bring everything together, and McAuley provides that without question..." Film Carnage review of Throw Your Heart Over First 2022
'This breaking the fourth wall moment is very powerful because of the tantalising theatrical nature and McAuley’s riveting, touching performance...' UK FILM review of Throw Your Heart Over First 2022
'Written, directed, and starring Mark McAuley, with minimal supporting cast, Throw Your Heart Over First is simple, stirring, and skilfully executed.' FRAME LIGHT review (Wendy Brooking) 2022
'...an engrossing performance from its lead...' UK FILM review of Throw Your Heart Over First 2022
‘Mark is a fantastic actor...’ - Mumble Theatre review of A Fear And Loathing Actor In Dublin at Edinburgh Fringe 2019
...The husband (Mark McAuley) did a stellar job portraying somebody who is unraveling emotionally and relationally in a believable and gut-wrenching way. His abuse was as believable as his outcry for help and the whole thing was just very emotionally evocative and realistic...'
“...McAuley is superb in his adoption of Britten's emotions, from nervous contemplation as a young man to an artist of achievement, who reflects the confidence of his talent and success. McAuley’s body language changes infinitesimally as the drama unfolds, from a slightly hunched and jittery disposition to one that is relaxed and moving freely by the end of the play...” - an excerpt from the Irish Theatre magazine's review.
'...McAuley's slight build and clear articulation is hugely impressive throughout.' - Dublin Gay Theatre Festival review
‘Mark McAuley...delivers a solid production of a fine play well worth seeing if it comes your way as part of the company’s national tour.’ - No More Workhorse