MARK Brennan is a 33-year-old filmmaker based in Basingstoke.

Silent sci-fi comedy SoulMatrix won the Box Film Festival 2014 and represented the UK at UNICA 2014, while previous drama 8 Ball, which he wrote and produced, was selected for screening at the Seoul World Short Film Festival 2012 in South Korea, and was the only UK-produced short film to screen at the UNCIPAR 2012 Film Festival in Argentina.

He recently wrote and directed a comedy starring John Challis and Amanda Barrie called Tea for Two that premiered at BAFTA in early May and screened locally at Vue in Festival Place.

Mark also works for Basingstoke-based video production company Face TV, who will soon be running the local television channel which is coming to Freeview in early 2016.

Brought up near Viables, Mark attended The Costello School and Queen Mary’s College.

He currently lives in South Ham with his wife and daughter.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Hot Rod from Transformers: The Movie.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? A prop signed by the cast and crew of a film I made.

3. What was the first record/ CD you bought? Dangerous by Michael Jackson. More embarrassingly I bought She’s Got That Vibe by R Kelly as a cassette single.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? The Walking Dead.

5. What is your favourite film? It’s a toss up between Black Rain and Jaws.

6. What is your pet hate? People posting photos of their food online.

7. What are you reading at the moment? The last book I read was a western called The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt and it was brilliant.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Bottomless chips.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Either Elvis Presley or Jack the Ripper.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Watching the 1966 World Cup Final in a packed pub, or VE day in London.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? My iPod.

12. What sports team do you support? Tottenham Hotspur.

13. What was your first job? I worked in a newsagent from 7am to 8am before school when I was 14 or 15.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? If we’re being outlandish, a Ghostbuster. If we’re basing this in reality, a pilot for the Red Arrows.

15. What worries you the most? There ever being a time I can’t provide for my family.

16. What is your proudest moment? Definitely the birth of my daughter, Eden, and marrying my wife, Sophie.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? “I’ll be back.”

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Hanson.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? The ability to see/understand/ appreciate the other side of any argument. Plus the eradication of Mail Online.

20. What three words best describe you? Warm, peckish, honest.