Galen Marten

Galen Marten

Lake Erie Filmworks
Director of Photography, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Lighting Designer, Photographer (Still), Musician and Screenwriter

Cleveland, Ohio

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March 2015
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About Galen

Born in Sandusky, Ohio on May 12th in 1973, Galen Scott Marten, is the second of four children born to Carol & Greg Marten. Being the middle child with an older brother and two younger sisters, he learned at an early age to go after what he wanted before someone else saw it, took it, and he was left watching. Although, as a child, it most likely applied to toys, that attribute is still strong in him today.
He spent five years in Austin, as a member of the band, "Redshift". Playing a lot of shows, and acquiring a fan base. Eventually, the long hours and late nights of trying to hold day jobs while playing clubs, living together, and artistic differences, caused Galen to leave the band,
Galen returned to his hometown of Bellevue, Ohio for the purpose of writing and recording his first album. "PICTURES ON THE WALL" it was released is 2003. The “BLUE EP” was released in 2005 the same year his daughter Helena was born. Gabriel his son followed in 2009. Galen cofounded the band Echo Forte and the band The Brother Love show who released the EP “THE BROTHER LOVE SHOW” in 2010.
Galen is a Photographer, Writer and Actor. He received his degree in Filmmaking from Cuyahoga Community College in 2015 a life long dream. His first short film “Ms. Parker” was released in 2016.
Editing, and Cinematography are my passion. I spent many years as a photographer before making the leap to shooting motion.

Unique traits: I am a jack of all trades. type. I am a musician, Photographer, I started as an actor, I have worked as a Grip, Sound man, Camera Operator, Writer and Editor. I have spent the past few years working mostly as a Producer, Director and Director of photography. Really I just consider myself a filmmaker. No job is to big or to small.




  • Generations

    Generations (2017)
    Film (Short and Family) Producer Grandma pulls her granddaughter away from her Ipad to teach her to make a cake.

  • Hocking Hills

    Hocking Hills (2017)
    Film (Short and Horror) Producer A young couple is stalked my an unknown creature while hiking in southern Ohio.

  • Masha Time!

    Masha Time! (2017)
    TV Movie (Family) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Stakeout

    The Stakeout (2017)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Say You Will

    Say You Will (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Occupied (Short Film)

    Occupied (Short Film) (2015)
    Film (short) by Director, Mike Austin (Comedy and Horror) Director of Photography

  • Ms. Parker (Short Film)

    Ms. Parker (Short Film) (2015)
    Film (short) by Wolfgang Productions (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Director, Writer, Producer, Editor “Ms. Parker” tells the story of a young housewife who is targeted by an elderly assassin sent to kill her with tainted baked goods. * (Official selection Lake Erie art and film festival) * (Official selection Direct online short film festival)

  • Frim Fram Sauce (Music Video)

    Frim Fram Sauce (Music Video) (2015)
    Music by Jazz Festival Cleveland OH, Cuyahoga Community College 1st Assistant Director, Writer, Producer

  • Justice House (Short film)

    Justice House (Short film) (2015)
    Film (short) by Dir, Alex Ashoyket (Action, Adventure and Comedy) Director of Photography

  • Coffee

    Coffee (2015)
    Film (short) by Chad Halfacre (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Director of photography, Producer, Editor A pair of young couples are found arguing one afternoon in a coffee shop. The young women are frustrated and infuriated by their boyfriends, for whom have pushed the boundaries of their relationships too far. With two relationships ending, the young women find solace and potential in each other as they commiserate over their mutual distaste for the opposite sex. Starring Deanna Sherman, Kinsley Funari, Pakob Jarernpone, & Curtis Helm Written & Directed by Chad Halfacre, Lit & Edited by Galen Marten

  • Dark Roast

    Dark Roast (2015)
    Film (short) by Cullum Andrews (Comedy, Drama and Thriller) Director of photography

  • Pearson Education

    Pearson Education (2015)
    Industrial by 31 productions Key Grip, camera operator

  • Ms. Parker

    Ms. Parker (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Ms. Parker" tells the story of a young housewife who is targeted by an elderly assassin sent to kill her with tainted baked goods.

  • Hobo Cop

    Hobo Cop (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Martin Luther King (What Civil rights mean to me)

    Martin Luther King (What Civil rights mean to me) (2014)
    Documentary by Director Lee Will Director of Photography

  • Plate up (Documentary food show)

    Plate up (Documentary food show) (2014)
    Television by Cuyahoga Community College (Documentary) Associate Producer, Writer, Composer, Camera Opp

  • A Strange Bird

    A Strange Bird (2014)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Sugar & Spice

    Sugar & Spice (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Joe Haden's You Tube Channel

    Joe Haden's You Tube Channel
    Internet by Whistle Sports Camera Operator, onsite producer Cleveland Brown Joe Haden's youtube channel

  • Brown Eye Girl

    Brown Eye Girl
    Film (short) by Wolfgang Productions writer, director


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