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Direction, Production, Writer
Martha started as a journalist (NBC News, ABC News) but the lure of making up her own stories was too hard to resist. She crossed over to narrative film and television and has never looked back.
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Glory Girl - Writer/Director, made as part of AFI's Directing Workshop for Women
Volcano - Supervising Producer/director, news elements
Cosmic Origins - Director/Co-Writer

Telluride Indiefest - Award for Creative Excellence (Glory Girl)
Ohio State Award, Columbia duPont Award & Emmy Nomination for "America's Vital Signs" - NBC News
Emmy Nomination - "San Juanico Explosion" NBC News
Emmy Award, documentary, "Florida's Boat People"
Robert F. Kennedy Award, "Brave in the Attempt" (Documentary)

Personal Details

Los Angeles

United States
English
310-625-8377

Work Details

 
Member

DGA
PGA

Director
Producer, Development
Writer, Script Consultant

Martha has always considered herself a storyteller, whether as a journalist or a narrative director/writer, and her work has been recognized with awards and critical recognition. She has worked in such far-flung places as Pakistan, Cambodia, Mozambique, Mexico and Texas, and jokes that she’s had guns pointed at her in nine different languages!
Her news background led to a string of film opportunities, including UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, VOLCANO, DEEP IMPACT, ENEMY OF THE STATE, THE NEGOTIATOR, an HBO film, as well as a John Wells NBC pilot. Her AFI Directing Workshop for Women short, GLORY GIRL qualified for Oscar consideration.
She dabbled in visual effects directing a 3D documentary on the origins of the universe, then did an about face directing a successful short on her iPhone.
She enjoys writing as well as directing and partnered with Peter Tortorici on a series for basic cable. She continues to ‘make stuff up’ for a variety of clients.