Louis Sutherland grew up on the Kapiti Coast. He worked on Cable Television before studying at Toi Whakaari (The New Zealand Drama School). He encouraged Mark Albiston to work with him on his drama school, end of course, short film. They had to fit 26 actors into 15 minutes of film, all needed a moment for their reel. The next two films were based on each of their lives respectively growing up on the Kapiti Coast. - Run and The Six Dollar Fifty Man.
Mark and Louis grew up together in the small Raumati Beach settlement, just north of Wellington. They began working together for a cable TV network. Louis then went to drama school and Mark went to film school where they developed their skills in production and performance. The two have now worked together in the industry for over 15 years.
Mark and Louis are currently writing their feature screenplay Shopping.