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Profession: Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer, Writer

Years Experience: 26

Biography: Michael Martin is an award-winning writer and director. He has written and directed nine short films, three independent feature films and one feature-length documentary.

Michael has served as director, videographer, editor, co-writer, co-producer for 'Chaco's Family', an award-winning documentary funded in part by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and as director, videographer, writer and editor of the award-winning short, 'The Man With No Heart.' On stage, he has directed the Stage Coach Theatre production of 'Death and the Maiden'. Michael's short film, 'Ronnie Carter Jones' earned a bronze award at the 25th Annual Worldfest Houston International Film Festival for Original Dramatic Short.

For his own production company, The Creation Group, Michael has acted as director, videographer, writer and/or editor for such clients as Terracon Engineering Consultants, the Ada County Highway District, United Parcel Service, the Boise Police Department and the non-profit organization, The Sounding Board.

As a screenwriter, Michael has been a quarter-finalist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship and a semi-finalist for the Chesterfield Film Company program at Paramount Studios. Michael's sceenplay, 'Flight of the Albatross' was a top-ten finalist in the People's Picture Show sponsored by Brody Productions (Mike Hammer, The Fall Guy) in association with Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, producers of the long running series 'Unsolved Mysteries'. His screenplay 'Poet on a Trunk' was a top-ten finalist in the Write.Com International Screenwriting Contest sponsored by The Lot (Warner Bros.)

Michael's screenplay, 'The Deathwatch', was a finalist in both the 11th Annual Writer's Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition and the WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition. It was also a semi-finalist in the Seventh Annual American Accolades Screenwriting Competition. 'The Deathwatch' was named a winner as one of the 'Top Twenty Screenplays in the World' at the 2005 Key West Indiefest.

Michael's screenplay, 'Static', recently placed in the top fifteen percent of all entries in the 2007 Nicholl Fellowship Screenplay Competition (there were over 5,000 entries.)

Spoken Languages: English

Additional Skills: Michael is also an award-winning sculptor with five first-place awards from the Western Idaho Fair and three highest awards given in his class at the Southern California Area of Historical Miniatures International show.

Kalmbach Publishing's FineScale Modeler has accepted for publication Michael's article, 'Creating A 1/2 Scale Fantasy Bust.' In a future issue the article will detail how Michael built a large-scale fantasy creature. FineScale Modeler is America's #1 modeling magazine.

Michael Martin

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