Film, TV & Theatre
Martin is a BAFTA winning filmmaker whose short TRACKS - a naturalistic portrayal of children's cruelty in a powerful, raw and affecting film - won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Short Film.
ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES, the Crime Drama hybrid Martin directed six episodes for Tiger Aspect and BBC1, won the 2018 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Entertainment.
2021 saw Martin direct two episodes of HOLBY CITY for BBC1 and BBC Studios. The show has been Nominated Best Continuing Drama at the Broadcast Awards 2022.
His short SEAGULLS had its World Premiere in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film. The film won The Golden Reel Award for Best Short Children's Film at the Tiburon International Film Festival California, Won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the State Of California Senate at the Borrego Springs International Film Festival in California, and has screened at over 50 film festivals to date, picking up Best Short Film Nominations in over 20 International Competitions.
He is currently developing feature project SHOWS with Creative Scotland and DigiCult, and a further feature TARANTULA with First Features and 104 Films.
His documentary JIMMY, qualified for The Academy Award® Best Short Documentary nomination, was nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award, and won the Franklyn Marshall Award for Short Film at the CurtDoc International Documentary Festival, Spain.
LIAR was his third commissioned short, made for Collabor8te. The film won the BAFTA New Talent Award for Best Writing.
Martin was selected by the Toronto International Film Festival to participate in their Talent Lab where he was mentored by Danny Boyle and John Collee. 2021 saw Martin selected for the prestigious initiative BBC Elevate.
Screen Scotland / First Features / 104 Films / BFI Network
Feature in development
Creative Scotland/Screen Scotland/DigiCult
Feature in development
Filming Scotland / Independents
Creative Scotland/Scottish Shorts/Screen Films
Rankin Film/Collabor8te/Blue Iris Films
Creative Scotland/UK Film Council/DigiCult/La Belle Allee
Scottish Screen/Sugartree Productions
BBC Scotland/Creative Scotland/Scottish Documentary Institute
MY CITY EDINBURGH
Channel 4/Sugartree Productions
Director, 4 Episodes. Featuring Shirley Manson, John Bellany & Alex Arthur.