Ethan Marten

Ethan Marten

Light Age Films
Actor, Director and Producer

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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About Ethan

Actor/Producer/Activist Ethan Marten formed Light Age Films in 2010. The development and production company is in post production for two films: Eyes of the Roshi starring Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Star 80, Pope of Greenwhich Village); and the documentary feature White Buffalo: An American Prophecy. White Buffalo, shot throughout the Americas, seeks to locate the source of peace and harmony found in Native American Spirituality for the benefit of all humankind. In Development are two features: Lost April, a suspense-thriller; and The Perfect Breed - a Vampire Thriller set against historic backdrop of Medieval Europe and the American Civil War. Marten Produced and Executive Produced the sci-fi thriller Atlantis Down starring Michael Rooker (Days of Thunder, JFK, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer) and "Atlantis Rising: The Making of Atlantis Down". Marten co-created, produced, and was 2nd unit director of "Tanners Point", a reality-based television series shot in Virginia. Marten hosted a panel discussion on marketing and motion pictures during the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival while bringing home three Best Of awards from the festival for Tanners; Best Reality Show, Best Ensemble, and Best Soundtrack. While Producer/Co-Founder of Star Circle Pictures Marten made "Samaritan," "Player's Joy," and "Revolver" with partners Richard Marten and Kimball Carr. Samaritan was credited by Panasonic as being the first motion picture completed with the AG HVX-200 using all digital technology. Star Circle edited on set and wrapped with a rough cut of the movie. Marten was Vice President of Marketing for Atlantic Film Studios - Virginia's first full-service motion picture studio. As Vice President of Atlantic Entertainment Inc., Marten was distributor of such films as "What Ever Happened To..?" starring Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, "In The Deep Woods", starring Anthony Perkins, and "Our Sons", starring Hugh Grant, Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret. Artistic Director/Co-Founder Norfolk's award winning 2nd Story Theatre. Publisher/Co-Founder OnStage Magazine, Virginia-based arts and entertainment 1986-1993. As an Actor Marten has worked with Harry Dean Stanton, Frank Langella, Academy Award winners Jason Robards, Piper Laurie, Jose Ferrer and Whoopi Goldberg. He has also been featured as John Todd, Jr. in the PBS episode of Dolley Madison on The American Experience; John Taylor in First Landing for ABC Family; Irving Berlin in George Lucas's Young Indiana Jones Chronicles for ABC Television; and in the Hollywood Pictures film Eddie. His Stage credits span more than thirty years and have seen him in Festival Productions of Shakespeare's Tempest, Equity Productions of Hamlet, and New York's Emelin Theatre Productions of A Midsummer Nights Dream as Oberon and Bottom. Marten first started working behind the camera in 1988 with Craig and Mark Fincannon on Buzz Kulick's "Too Young the Hero." He has since worked in front of or behind the camera with Lucas Films, Hollywood Pictures, Discovery Channel, Family Channel, New Dominion Pictures, and NASA. Marten received Secret Service clearance, and was one of the youngest print journalists covering the Presidential Campaign of 1980 in Sacramento.



  • Lost April

    Lost April (2016)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Actor Dying man seeks to redeem family name.

  • Eyes of the Roshi

    Eyes of the Roshi (2016)
    Film by Light Age Films/Jon Mark Nail (Action and Drama) Actor/Producer EYES OF THE ROSHI is a film about choices. Saigon, 1973. A boy discovers a dead body on the side of the road. The decision he makes will haunt him until the end of his days... The boy is grown, and now a fully realized Grandmaster far from his home. Adam Nguyen is a stranger in a strange land. A vengeful billionaire has unleashed a killer, and the fugitive grandmaster must overcome his reluctance, summon his inner warrior, and battle to protect his adopted home, and the ones he loves. Written by IvanWong

  • White Buffalo: An American Prophecy

    White Buffalo: An American Prophecy (2015 - 2016)
    Film by Light Age Films/Ethan Marten (Documentary) Producer/Director From the opening scene - the appearance of a Divine Feminine Spirit to the Lakota centuries ago - WHITE BUFFALO: An American Prophecy follows the journey of four brothers. In their search for both the Indigenous wisdom of Turtle Island and a greater personal understanding and inner peace, they are an EVERYfamily. Invited into Sweat Lodges in Arizona and South Dakota, engaging in Pipe ceremonies with their Native hosts, the Brothers talk and argue and question among themselves. They listen to the wisdom of the Grandmothers on Pine Ridge Reservation, participate in a Fire Ceremony with Mayan Emissaries, and are blessed by Hopi Elders and a Chasidic rabbi. They speak with Cynthia Hart-Button, founder of the Sacred World Peace Alliance Founder, who guards a herd of White Buffalo in Bend, Oregon. The Brothers commune at the spot where Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull used to pray atop Bear Butte, South Dakota. They encounter Lightning, a Sacred White Buffalo, on a luxury resort in Pennsylvania... Written by Ethan Marten and Richard Marten

  • The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel

    The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Actor "The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel" examines the creation of the State of Israel, covering a time period from early Jewish settlers and philanthropists in the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948. The series tells the story through the perspective of Zionist leaders and visionaries such as Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir.

  • The Bradbury Cellmate

    The Bradbury Cellmate (2015)
    Film (Short, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 2 More) Actor The Bradbury Cellmate follows hotel-manager Archer,whose mission is to help all who enter his establishment. As Archer attempts to deal with a dangerous, unregistered guest, he's confronted by a mysterious stranger who questions his resolve. As the conversation ensues, Archer must save those in danger, while trying to decide how far he will go to save someone who may be beyond redemption.

  • Keep Tarna 'Til Nine

    Keep Tarna 'Til Nine (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A girl named Tarna struggles with over-the-counter medication abuse, and while intoxicated, she recalls her difficult past. She discovers her own memories may hold the knowledge on how to let go of emotional trauma and the keys to truly living her life. Written by Zach Solberg

  • Blue Skies

    Blue Skies (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor When a routine checkup reveals that Tom Hammond's hearing is significantly below the safe level of his workplace, his life slowly starts to unravel as he begins to lose his control over his work and his memories.

  • The Dream Machine

    The Dream Machine (2014)
    Film (Romance and Short) Actor The Dream Machine is a short film that tells the story of a man who experiences physical manifestations of memories through the use of a unique invention.

  • Mother Wolf

    Mother Wolf (2014)
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  • Broken

    Broken (2014)
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  • Spilled Tea

    Spilled Tea (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actor Jane's clockwork life ticks placidly along until one day her bookish routine is shattered by Mason's innocent ineptitude. Can he ever make up for spilled tea?

  • Miracle of the Murderers

    Miracle of the Murderers (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Jack has never been to one of the peerage's meetings before. Trembling, he stands to address the world's most acclaimed medical men, looking into their jaded, tired eyes, telling them of how he's lost a friend to a faulty diagnosis. He listens as they pour their knowledge and cynicism into the case. But when the sun rises and they have arrived at their tardy consensus, Jack leaps from his chair with a secret to share and a deception to confess. In the moments that follow, light and battle reignite in aged eyes and a group of geniuses rediscovers the magic of medicine. Written by Anonymous

  • A Haunting

    A Haunting (2007 - 2012)
    Television (Documentary) Actor An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

  • Period

    Period (2012)
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  • Chasing Laughter

    Chasing Laughter (2011)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Actor David McIntosh, a philosophy professor, is haunted by a mysterious laughter after the passing of his mother. Dave has received his mother belongings including a ceder box containing some of his long-since dead father's possessions. Is there a connection between the box and the haunting laughter? Will Dave open the box. Watch to find out and gaze into wonderment; answers abound. Written by Anonymous

  • The Package: A Tale of Human Trafficking

    The Package: A Tale of Human Trafficking (2011)
    Film (Short, Crime and Thriller) Actor Cassie is an average high school girl trying to live a normal life. After missing her bus one morning, she decides to take the short cut into the woods and winds up getting abducted. She awakes to find herself in a bizarre house with a drugged up woman and two kidnappers who hate each other. She comes up with a plan to escape and sets the wheels in motion that will change her from an innocent girl into a cold blooded killer set on revenge. Written by Antonio Flores

  • Atlantis Down

    Atlantis Down (2011)
    Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Actor 2025 - The Shuttle Program has been privatized and the shuttle Atlantis relegated to glorified taxi between space stations. Its crew is on a routine mission, conducting experiments - little do they know - they are the experiment. Written by Max Bartoli

  • The Fire That Sweeps the Pine

    The Fire That Sweeps the Pine (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor This is the story of William McNally and his only two sons, and how the land would come to ruin in their hands early in the winter of 1968. They would leave behind a legacy of murder, uncompromising selfishness, and betrayal.

  • Plasticity

    Plasticity (2011)
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  • The Alcoholic

    The Alcoholic (2011)
    Film (Short and Music) Actor A man finds himself a puppet to alcoholism.

  • The Perfect Breed

    The Perfect Breed (2010)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor "The film tells the story about a clan of vampires struggling for survival of their race, set against the back drop of the Civil War. Their lives are turned upside down when they take in a half breed human-witch and everything changes, forever" (The Perfect). Written by Scott B. Hansen

  • Waste Not, Want Not

    Waste Not, Want Not (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A traveler in a post-apocalyptic wasteland stumbles on an oasis that seems perfect, but isn't.

  • Atlantis Rising: The Making of 'Atlantis Down'

    Atlantis Rising: The Making of 'Atlantis Down' (2010)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor Any town USA and America's worst economic crisis serve as the backdrop for two Independents embarking on launching a sci-fi motion picture and space adventure outside the Hollywood system. The countdown clock is already ticking for Director Max Bartoli and his Executive Producer Written by Max Bartoli

  • Don't Mind Me

    Don't Mind Me (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor When a man loves a woman he must battle all the personalities in the attic of his mind.

  • Chaz and Jones

    Chaz and Jones (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor What happens when the mob boss sends his nephew to play an April Fool's prank on two hit men?

  • American Experience

    American Experience (2010)
    Television (Documentary, History and Biography) Actor A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

  • DreamZ

    DreamZ (2010)
    Film (Short) Producer Sometimes the greatest journeys are closer than one thinks. When Sean Holder seeks to reestablish a close relationship with his son, Josh, he finds more than he thought he was looking for. His youngest son, Zack, comes along for the ride to a beat boy competition, and it becomes both a journey of mutual and self-discovery. All three traveled a great distance to find what was in front of them all the time - love and mutual respect. Written by Josh Jacobs

  • Passion Fruit

    Passion Fruit (2010)
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  • A Gift Divine

    A Gift Divine (2009)
    Film (Short, Biography, Drama, Family and 1 More) Actor Set in Renaissance Florence, a little known anecdote of how a precocious young boy came to be discovered in a sculpture garden by one of the most powerful and influential figures of the time ; Lorenzo di' Medici. Setting his path to becoming one of the most influential and masterful artists in the world. Michelangelo Buonarroti's own fondest childhood memory comes to life, giving a glimpse into a world that was once dominated by masterpieces admired and adored throughout the world, and even today continue to draw masses and inspire generations. Written by Anonymous

  • The Bureau

    The Bureau (2009)
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  • Tanners Point

    Tanners Point (2009)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor/Producer Add a Plot »

  • Dead Men

    Dead Men (2009)
    Film (Thriller) Producer Add a Plot »

  • First Landing

    First Landing (2007)
    TV Movie (History) Actor On the perilous journey to the new world, tensions run high between the would-be settlers of Jamestown. While more well-known settlers like John Smith, Christopher Newport and Edward Wingfield are at each others' throats, the lesser-known Reverend Robert Hunt establishes peace and calm, uniting the brave crew. Written by Anonymous

  • Revolver

    Revolver (2007)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Actor Businessman Jonathan Jenner must choose his destiny, but which path will lead him to it. A magical revolving door may be an entrance to greatness and riches, but at what cost? Jenner must decide.

  • Samaritan

    Samaritan (2006)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Actor A stranger reveals his supernatural abilities while thwarting a robbery. When two worlds collide, the detective investigating this mystery is left with more questions than answers.

  • Player's Joy

    Player's Joy (2005)
    Film (Drama) Producer Twenty-six years as a professional actor/director and a lifetime as a baseball fan have made Ralph Elias stark raving sane - and a playwright. In Player's Joy he takes you for a funny, eccentric, provocative trot around the bases of diamond and stage, through a dark clubhouse of painful memory, and back into sunlight. An American story told in an original style reminiscent of Spaulding Gray and Bob Costas (with a little help from Will Shakespeare) we think you'll find Player's Joy to be just what the title implies! Written by Josh Jacobs

  • Moving

    Moving (2002)
    Film (Adventure and Comedy) Actor In Virginia Beach, Virginia, an aspiring novelist, Ron Fervent, returns home one day to find his house has been stolen. Pursued by authorities and insurance agents who believe he committed the crime, Ron enlists his delusional tabloid-journalist friend John in his desperate struggle to escape. Together they uncover the world's most insidious conspiracy, and heroically battle to overthrow it. Along the way, Ron and John discover the true meaning of friendship: interest-free loans. Written by Jonathan Friedman

  • The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science

    The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1998 - 1999)
    Television (Documentary, Crime and Mystery) Actor Forensic scientists work with a variety of methods (i.e. computer technology, anthropology, entomology) to solve crimes which would otherwise remain unsolved, through finding seemingly obscure clues such as tire tracks, bullet fragments and hair samples and then putting the pieces together. Interviews with forensic pathologists, cold case detectives and victims families show the process entailed in each case. Three separate cases are spotlighted in each episode of this series. Written by W.B.

  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories (1997)
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  • Eddie

    Eddie (1996)
    Film (Comedy and Sport) Actor Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess, the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an 'honorary coach' contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York fans, to St. Louis. He may OWN the team, but it BELONGS to the city and the fans! Written by Bruce Cameron <>

  • Big Brother Jake

    Big Brother Jake (1994)
    Television Miscellaneous Crew Stuntman Jake Rozzner returns to NYC to help foster mother Connie with a diverse group of kids. Boy crazy Jill, brainy Kateri, husky Lou plus hyper Andy and Dave need a loving father figure. Gary is Jake's attorney friend and Jane his old girlfriend. Written by rharlan58

  • Vanishing Son

    Vanishing Son (1994)
    TV Movie (Action, Adventure and Romance) Transportation department Two students (Jian-Wa and Wago) in the Peoples Republic of China are forced to flee out of China after having taken part in a protest action for freedom (reference is made to the fights at Tiananmen Square in 1989). They come to America, and try to build up a new life. After a while, one of the brothers pursues a musical career while the other gets entangled in a criminal organisation. Written by Andre Boogaards <>

  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1993)
    Television (Action, Adventure, Family and Mystery) Archive footage The now legendary, almost mythical character of Indiana Jones once had a childhood. Every episode starts out with the elderly man that he is in the 1990's getting into a specific situation where he has to tell a story from his past. The stories go back to when he was ten years old and on a world tour with his father, and to his late-teens when he fought in World War I. Written by Steve Richer <>

  • Mother's Day

    Mother's Day (1989)
    TV Movie (Crime and Drama) Actor A young black man is arrested for a crime. Now the police and the D.A. are convinced that he is guilty, but his mother doesn't believe this and sets out to prove his innocence.

  • Dream a Little Dream

    Dream a Little Dream (1989)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The lives of a crusty old scientist and a bratty, teen Michael-Jackson-wannabe are about to intersect in a paranormal way. Coleman Ettinger seeks to break down the door of reality through studied dreaming; Bobby Keller wants Lainie Diamond, the girlfriend of his high school friend Joel, a handsome school jock. As Coleman persuades his wife Gena to join his experiments, an accident knocks their bodies out of existence, along with Bobby's consciousness. Coleman's consciousness winds up in Bobby's body while Gena's ends up buried and asleep inside Lainie's. Only when sleeping can Coleman contact Bobby and elicit his help in putting things back, except that Bobby smugly prefers limbo over his aggravated life as a modern teenager. Written by statmanjeff

  • Too Young the Hero

    Too Young the Hero (1988)
    TV Movie (Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew The true story of Calvin Graham who at the age of twelve, but looking quite a lot older, succeeded in joining the navy during World War II. In spite of his young age, he received a purple hart for his bravery in the battle of Guadalcanal. When he reported back to his unit after a leave, his world collapsed. Due to a misunderstanding he is reported as a deserter which is the start of a real nightmare. Written by Willy Vanhaelen <>

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