Richard Martin

Martin
Richard Martin is an award-winning filmmaker and media artist from Vancouver Canada
 
Gene Youngblood, author of the avant-garde manifesto Expanded Cinema, wrote of Richard Martin’s 1980 film Diminished, “A delicately structured non-verbal poem about loss, time and memory, closer in style to Michael Snow or Hollis Frampton than Alain Resnais ... A documentary of the heart”.
After creating a number of experimental works in the early 80's, Martin moved into feature filmmaking. He has directed 7 features including North of Pittsburgh (1992) which was nominated for 7 GenieAwards. He also directed hit television series Da Vinci’s InquestHighlander and many more. 
 
In 2005, he returned to experimental cinema producing the acclaimed Mixed Signals which appeared at over 40 international film festivals including Berlin, Oberhausen, Toronto and Chicago Underground. Since then he has created several works which explore his interest in personal, poetic, landscape and cinematic convention. ABCAM (2016) won first prize at the Art Film Festival Cannes and screened at the prestigious Rencontres Paris/Berlin.
 
His 2014 documentary BACKBONE: Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981 has screened across Canada, USA and is in the collection of many university film programs. It is currently touring Europe with screenings in Cannes and Nice.

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Films by Richard Martin