Film, TV & Theatre
Martin is an award 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.
2017 saw Martin directing six episodes of Crime Drama hybrid ARMCHAIR DETECTIVES. The show, produced by Tiger Aspect for BBC1 Won the 2018 BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Entertainment.
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 his debut feature SHOWS with Creative Scotland through Paul Welsh and DigiCult.
His documentary JIMMY, qualified for The Academy Award® Best Short Documentary nomination, was nominated for the BAFTA New Talent Award, 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. Martin was also selected by the Edinburgh International Film Festival to participate in the EIFF Talent Lab.
Creative Scotland/Bellrock Lab
Feature in development Martin to write and direct
Creative Scotland/Screen Scotland/DigiCult
Feature in development
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.