Film Producer and Academic

Martin has a rare combination of skills. He has a distinguished career at the highest levels of the film industry as well as extensive experience in academic leadership, curriculum design and teaching.

As a film producer, Martin has been nominated for an Academy Award (for Moulin Rouge), won a Golden Globe and, in 2001, received the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer Of The Year from the Producers Guild of America. He has produced feature films from micro-budget to $100M. He has produced virtual reality, television, documentaries, commercials and new media.

As a senior academic, Martin spent six years at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Australia’s national film school, serving as the Director of Award Courses. He was responsible for the design and implementation of 10 Masters Degrees, 1 Graduate Diploma, 8 Graduate Certificates, the new Bachelors Degree and 17 Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas. He also established online education at the School.

Martin established and led the Applied Industry Research unit at AFTRS. This unit explores the intersection of technology, narrative, innovation and business. Recent projects include VR Noir, Biometrics for Audience Engagement and Precipice, a binaural narrative podcast.

As a teacher, Martin has delivered coursework at all levels, from a one-day Introduction To Producing seminar to courses, classes and workshops for Masters students, academics and the industry.