Eugene Martin is a filmmaker whose work looks intimately at issues of youth, the inner city, poverty, and social justice. Martin’s M.F.A. thesis film, a feature length work entitled “Invisible Cities,” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1991 and went on to screen at the Festival dei Popoli in Florence, Italy and the American Film Institute. Martin has written and directed six feature length films, including “Two Plus One” (1995, starring Bill Sage), “Edge City” (1998), “Diary of a City Priest” starring acclaimed actor David Morse (2001), “The Other America" (2004), and “The Anderson Monarchs” (2011).
His films have been screened in more than 25 countries and been invited to more than 100 film festivals. His debut narrative feature film, “Two Plus One,” was part of the inaugural Slamdance Film Festival in 1995. “Edge City” won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 Hamptons International Film Festival. “Diary of a City Priest,” was an official selection at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 2003, Lions Gate and Sony released “Edge City” in partnership with Palm Pictures. In 2008, “The Other America” was selected as a national winner in the on-line “From Here to Awesome” film festival. Martin's films have screened nationally on PBS, Comcast, the BBC, at the DGA, the National Gallery of Art; and are available on-line via Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. His films are held in 300 libraries in the United States. Major funders include The Independent Television Service (ITVS), The Philadelphia Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the American Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Sundance Documentary Fund.
- The Anderson Monarchs - film website
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