Lewis Martin has made some of the most acclaimed short films of the past decade. He will begin principal Photography mid 2019 on the noir thriller “Death By Prescription” starring Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) and Driss Roukhe (Green Zone, Babel). Release is scheduled for 2020.
Lewis recently directed 50 episodes of “Plus Belle La Vie” a French TV series produced by Telfrance and airing on France 3 every weekdays at 8pm. The TV series is the most popular show on french TV gathering nearly 4 million viewers daily.
Since 2004, his masterful directing and lensing caught the eye of the Cannes Film Festival pretigious Short Film Corner. His films “Handicap”, “I do”, Between the Lions”, “Talking Dog for Sale, 10 Euros”, The Blue Dress” and “Just Do You” took top honors at the yearly international event and were all graced with the “Coup de Coeur” title (the festival darlings) as part of the main focus collection of the Cannes Film Festival short film event.
Lewis won over 12 international awards and garnered more than 130 film festival selections.
His film “Talking Dog for Sale, 10 Euros” was qualified for an Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
Who I am…
Outgoing and proactive, I’m keen to collaborate on various types of projects with people who approach things professionally (no matter how big or small the budget), have high expectations of themselves and others, are committed, honest, trustworthy, and who are able to combine all of the foregoing with a sense of humor.
I wrote, produced and directed numerous short films. All of them were highly successful, gathering over 300 film festival selections around the world. 5 of my short films were shortlisted “Revelation of the year” at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. One of my latest short film, “Talking dog for sale, 10 euros” was qualified for the 85th Academy Awards in 2013.
I take great pride in shooting the best images and creating a unique narrative signature. My ambition is to tell a story in the best possible cinematic way with the minimum ego. I like creative collaboration and I believe in team work. Managing a crew is a huge priviledge and respect and talent are key. I concentrate all my efforts in the movie and always try and put the story first.
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