Lewis Martin has made some of the most acclaimed short films of the past decade. He begins principal Photography early 2016 on the action thriller “God’s Soldier” starring Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids). Director Jean-Marc Mineo, twice world kung fu champion, will helm the Thailand based production. Release is scheduled for fall 2017.
Lewis just completed 40 days principal Photography on “Gates of the Sun: Algeria Forever” a French/Algerian co-production directed by Jean-Marc Mineo. Stars french pop singer Lorie, Smaïn Ferouze, Zakaria Ramdane, Sofia Kouninef and boxing champion Myke Tyson. It was shot last summer in Algeria. The first action film in Algeria ever, breaking all attendance records in Algerian film history.
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” and The Blue Dress” took top honors at the yearly event and were all graced with the “Coup de Coeur” title 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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