Richard Martin is an award-winning filmmaker from Vancouver Canada. He holds an MFA in Film Production from
the University of British Columbia.
His work encompasses experimental film and video as well as mainstream feature film and television. His experimental work has
screened at prestigious venues, Berlin International Film Festival, Oberhausen, Ann Arbor, Toronto International, Rencontres Paris/Berlin and many more.
As a professional director he has made 7 feature-length films including North of Pittsburgh nominated for 7 Canadian Screen Awards (Genies) and action films White Tiger and Wounded.
He has also directed television series Highlander, DaVinci’s Inquest, Chris Isaak Show and more.
Each discipline informs the other leading to a fascination with cinema conventions and personal journeys into poetic visions.
His 2014 documentary BackBone: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1968 – 1981 has screened across Canada, in the US and more recently to enthusiastic audiences in Europe. The documentary and digitally restored films are in the collections of every major film program in the country. He is also active curating programs of Canadian and International experimental works.