Film : Commercials : Music Videos : Interactive
Represented by Jess Cooper at Curtis Brown.
Martin Stirling is a multi-award winning director and writer, emerging through the world of shorts, commercials and interactive films with works that are playful and provocative. He was featured in Creative Review magazine for his cinema brand film The Staring Man which was described as “Bold, brave and simple” and “Cinematic and courageous” by Alan Yentob.
His first short drama Flushed starred Jo Hartley (This Is England, Ill Manors), Danny Kirrane (Skins, The Inbetweeners) and Janet Montgomery (Black Swan, Entourage) and played at festivals worldwide. Harry Potter DoP Roger Pratt describes the film: “Success is when it works and Flushed did it for me on all levels”.
His latest short Future.Inc recently won the grand prize at the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge, proving again his ability to work fast, skilfully handling comedy and tragedy whilst creating bold, original work. Following the success of the film, he is now developing a feature film with Vertigo.
Martin is currently being mentored by Oscar-winner Suzie Templeton and is a participant on a development scheme with Shine Drama and the National Youth Theatre.
He was longlisted for the Cannes Young Director Award this year. His commercial clients as a director include Honda, Fosters, Stella Artois, Colgate, Macleans, Doritos, Cornetto, Mentos, amongst others.