Christian Martin - Producer/Writer/Director
Christian Martin has worked professionally in the film industry for over 20 years during which time he has developed studio projects and produced films in the UK, South Africa and the USA.
Entering the business via the traditional route as a runner Christian has worked across a diverse range of disciplines from development to producing to distribution and latterly writing and directing.
He was part of the production team behind the film adaptation of Martin Sherman’s ‘BENT’ directed by Sean Mathias and starring Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Ian McKellen and Lothaire Bluteau which enjoyed critical success and premiered in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes film festival.
He produced the feature film ‘FEVER’ written and directed by Alex Winter and starring Henry Thomas, Teri Hatcher, Bill Duke and David O’Hara which also premiered at the Cannes film festival in the Director’s Fortnight.
As a distributor he was instrumental as director of finance and acquisitions for Peccadillo Pictures in developing a business plan that has seen the company become one of the largest and most successful independent distributors of specialized, arthouse and LGBT films in the UK.
After leaving Peccadillo he returned to film production setting up Bonne Idée Productions.
In between giving guest lectures to undergraduates in film and media and mentoring young filmmakers Christian’s second passion is politics and he is an elected city councillor in Bristol.
In addition to film pursuits he has edited and directed high end corporate films most recently for the charity Access to Medicine http://www.vimeo.com/49181141
Christian is currently working on an adaptation of SHANK for the stage and writing and developing feature film projects to shoot in the UK and South Africa.