Martyn Pick

Martyn Pick

Meat and Electricity Ltd

London, England

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About Martyn


A tense science fantasy action thriller using CGI animation and facial capture. It is the first-ever feature length movie interpretation of the internationally successful Warhammer 40,000 universe from Games Workshop. The film stars the voices and facial acting of Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee, and John Hurt. The film has a dark painterly look in keeping with Games Workshop's aesthetic.
It was majority funded by a consortium of private investors, in tandem with Canadian Tax Credits and the Welsh IP fund. The pipeline was international with pre and post production in Cardiff, animation in Montreal, live action capture in London and facial animation in LA. It runs at 76 minutes and was completed in 14 months. It was initially marketed directed to the Warhammer fan base with a collectors edition box set and cinema screenings across America and in the UK.
Anchor Bay Entertainment released it on blu-ray/dvd in the US on March 5th 2013 and it was released in the UK on June 17th 2013.

A dark live action supernatural thriller (75 minutes) shot on location in Norfolk (Originally titled “The Haunting of Harry Payne”). Released through 4Digital media on August 12th 2013 with limited theatrical and dvd. International sales agent Taylor and Dodge, Los Angeles. Broadcast on UK TV on Sony Channels from Sept 2014 onwards.

I am series director on this UK/Chinese Fantasy Franchise. It is high end CG TV animation aimed at 8 to 14 year olds and I have directed 2 episodes, trailers and development material. This includes directing voice acting, storyboarding the animation, creating concept art and overseeing the stages of character design, location design and full cg animation production. I have been involved in development and production work done in the UK, New Zealand and China.


I was animation director on this climate change documentary feature (director Franny Armstrong). It starred Pete Postlethwaite looking back at the the causes of global warming in a cataclysmic future of 2055. I created the apocalyptic environment that surrounds him him with a painterly mix of cgi, matte paintings and live action. The film was executive produced by Passion Pictures and was the first film to use the crowd funding model. It was widely distributed, theatrically, around the globe.

Commercials Director/Director represented at Three Wise Monkeys 2015 (Soho, London). Representation for commercials and development of intellectual properties.
Animation director on “Fantastique”: A branded art animation short film. Commissioned by Sinai and Sons and first exhibited at the Masterpiece Fair at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Commercials director at Prime Focus and The Unit 2010-13
Director of the Thatchers Cider Commercial. It uses a distinctive combination of live action and digital painting and has been screened in the UK annually since 2013 on Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and ITV.
Director of Zip Firelighter, Turner National Gallery and Imodium "Body Paint" commercials which use my directorial style applied to cgi, digital painting and artworked animation.
Director of Commercials, Idents and Promos at Bermuda Shorts and Th1ng 1991-2009
During this time I moved from hand art worked animation to directing straight live action and 3d animation.
Notable commercials using my signature painterly mix of photographic and art worked include the BBC trailers for the Euro 2004 soccer tournament (Silver Promax Award), six mixed media commercials for blue chip corporation ADM (Gold Plaque Chicago) and Budweiser NBA Energised.
Direction of commercials, indents and pop promos for many clients (including Mick Jagger, Gillette, Aquafresh, American Express, STV, UK Gold, Tennents Lager, Gallo Wines).


“Blue Moon” 2015: Quantum Film Production. A short black comedy/horror, filmed in April 15.
“London” 2008: Film London and the London Development Agency commissioned this short film for the run up to the 2012 Olympics. Digital painting is combined with live action to celebrate the capitals identity. The film was premiered at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and used by UK government agencies.
“Plaza” 2001: A short film with an intense fusion of live action and animation commissioned by Channel 4 animation and then broadcast on Channel 4, Film Four and Canal+ .
“Green” 2003: A short film (8 mins) which was my first pure live action drama. It was commissioned as part of the Digital Tales scheme through FilmFour and FilmLondon. It was broadcast on Film Four.
“Gridlock /Play To Win” 1995/98: Two short experimental 3d/2d animated films made with grants from the Arts Council and the London Film Development Agency,
“Signature” 1990: A charcoal animated short film. It was made as part of the British Film Institutes New Directors scheme and was distributed theatrically and screened on Channel 4.
“Taboo of Dirt” 1988: A charcoal animated short film made with completion funds from Greater London Arts and the Arts Council. It was purchased for broadcast by Channel 4.

I animated sequences in my hand art worked style on promos for artists such as Siouxsie and the Banshees and David Byrne and directed and animated short films and idents for MTV, Sky and Rough Trade records.

A specialised course that approached film making from a fine art perspective.






Unique traits: A dynamic painterly look applied to live-action and animation...



  • "Fantastique"

    "Fantastique" (2015)
    Film (short) by Sinai and Sons Animation Director

  • "Angel Falls" teaser

    "Angel Falls" teaser (2015)
    Film (short) by Xenon Director

  • "Blue Moon"

    "Blue Moon" (2015)
    Film (short) by Quantum Film Production Director

  • "Shudan 12 Guardians" Episode 1

    "Shudan 12 Guardians" Episode 1 (2015)
    Television by 12 Guardians Director

  • "Shudan" Pilot

    "Shudan" Pilot (2014)
    Film (short) by 12 Guardians Director

  • "Evil Never Dies" (aka "The Haunting of Harry Payne")

    "Evil Never Dies" (aka "The Haunting of Harry Payne") (2013)
    Film by Equilibrium Films Director

  • "Thatchers Cider" Commercial

    "Thatchers Cider" Commercial (2013)
    Commercial by Luma/The Unit Director

  • "Body Paint"

    "Body Paint" (2012)
    Commercial by Prime Focus Animation Director

  • "Turners Watercolours"

    "Turners Watercolours" (2011)
    Commercial by Prime Focus Director

  • "Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie"

    "Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie" (2010)
    Film by Codex Director

  • "Zip Firelighter"

    "Zip Firelighter" (2010)
    Commercial by Prime Focus Director

  • "Zip Traditional"

    "Zip Traditional" (2010)
    Commercial by Prime Focus Director

  • "The Age of Stupid"

    "The Age of Stupid" (2009)
    Film by Passion Pictures/Spanner Films Animation Director

  • "London" 2012

    "London" 2012 (2008)
    Film (short) by Film London Director

  • Koya "Shrimp"

    Koya "Shrimp" (2007)
    Commercial by Bermuda Shorts/Leo Burnett Moscow Director

  • RMCC "Do you Realise?"

    RMCC "Do you Realise?" (2007)
    Film (short) by Bermuda Shorts/Leo Burnett Director

  • "Money" Apollos Pad

    "Money" Apollos Pad (2007)
    Music Director

  • Koya "Chicken"

    Koya "Chicken" (2006)
    Commercial by Bermuda Shorts/Leo Burnett Moscow Director

  • Koya "Cow"

    Koya "Cow" (2006)
    Commercial by Bermuda Shorts/Leo Burnett Moscow Director

  • "Fellowes Shredder"

    "Fellowes Shredder" (2005)
    Commercial by JM Glass/Bermuda Shorts Director

  • "Chicago 10"

    "Chicago 10" (2005)
    Film by Brett Morgen Animation Consultant

  • "Euro 2004" 40'

    "Euro 2004" 40' (2004)
    Commercial by BBC Director

  • "Euro 2004" 60'

    "Euro 2004" 60' (2004)
    Commercial by BBC Director

  • ADM "Paint"

    ADM "Paint" (2003)
    Commercial by FCB Chicago Director

  • "Meat and Electricity"

    "Meat and Electricity" (2003)
    Film (short) by Meat and Electricity Director/Writer

  • "Green"

    "Green" (2002)
    Film (short) by Film Four Director

  • ADM "Eat"

    ADM "Eat" (2002)
    Commercial by FCB Chicago Director

  • ADM "Field"

    ADM "Field" (2002)
    Commercial by FCB Chicago Director

  • ADM "Ethanol"

    ADM "Ethanol" (2001)
    Commercial by DDB Chicago Director

  • ADM "Overpopulation"

    ADM "Overpopulation" (2001)
    Commercial by DDB Chicago Director

  • ADM "Nutraceuticals"

    ADM "Nutraceuticals" (2001)
    Commercial by DDB Chicago Director

  • Budweiser "Energised"

    Budweiser "Energised" (2001)
    Commercial by DDB Chicago Director

  • "Plaza"

    "Plaza" (2000)
    Film (short) by Channel 4 Director/writer/animator

  • Gillette World Cup

    Gillette World Cup (1998)
    Commercial by McKann Erickson Boston Director/animator

  • "All The Moneys Gone"

    "All The Moneys Gone" (1998)
    Music by WEA Records Director

  • Ketnet Idents

    Ketnet Idents (1997)
    Commercial by Lambie Nairn Director/animator

  • "Play to Win"

    "Play to Win" (1997)
    Film (short) by London Film and Development Agency Co-director/animator

  • "Coelocanth"

    "Coelocanth" (1996)
    Music by 4i Director/animator

  • "Gridlock"

    "Gridlock" (1996)
    Film (short) by Arts Council Co-director/animator

  • Co-op Travel

    Co-op Travel (1995)
    Commercial by Bermuda Shorts Director

  • "Bug"

    "Bug" (1995)
    Film (short) by The House/Bermuda Shorts Director/Animator

  • "Logo Loco"

    "Logo Loco" (1995)
    Film (short) by Bermuda Shorts Director/Animator

  • Aquafresh "Picasso"

    Aquafresh "Picasso" (1995)
    Commercial by Grey London Director

  • "Kicking and Screaming"

    "Kicking and Screaming" (1994)
    Commercial by Huge Designs Director

  • Advance

    Advance (1994)
    Commercial by McKann Erickson New York Director

  • Totts Champagne

    Totts Champagne (1993)
    Commercial by Doner and Co.New York Director

  • STV Gaelic

    STV Gaelic (1993)
    Film (short) by Scottish Television Director/animator

  • Mick Jagger "Out of Focus"

    Mick Jagger "Out of Focus" (1993)
    Music by Atlantic Records Director/animator

  • UK Gold Idents

    UK Gold Idents (1992)
    Commercial by ITV Director

  • STV "I am Sad Amongst the Strangers"

    STV "I am Sad Amongst the Strangers" (1991)
    Commercial by Scottish Television Director/animator

  • MTV "Ivan"

    MTV "Ivan" (1990)
    Commercial by MTV Director/Animator

  • "Signature"

    "Signature" (1990)
    Film (short) by British Film Institute Director

  • "Cacharpaya"

    "Cacharpaya" (1990)
    Film (short) by Landscape Channel Director/Animator

  • "On The Wing Of A Condor"

    "On The Wing Of A Condor" (1989)
    Film (short) by Lanscape Channel Director/animator

  • "The Killing Jar" Siouxsie and the Banshees

    "The Killing Jar" Siouxsie and the Banshees (1988)
    Music by State Animator/Animation Director

  • "Beat Poem"

    "Beat Poem" (1988)
    Music by Rough Trade Records Director/animator

  • "Taboo of Dirt"

    "Taboo of Dirt" (1987)
    Film (short) by Arts Council/Greater London Arts Director/animator

  • "Spectres"

    "Spectres" (1985)
    Film (short) by St.Martins School Of Art Director


  • Moscow Art Directors Award for Koya Campaign

  • Promax Silver for BBC "Euro 2004" idents

  • Royal Television Society nomination for BBC "Euro 2004" indents

  • Film Four/Film London "Digital Tales" award

  • "Process Award For Visual Excellence" Cleveland Film Festival

  • In "Best 10 Short Films" of the year in Campaign Magazine

  • Hiroshima Animation Festival "Best in the World" selection

  • Ceritifcate of Excellence For "Signature" Cork Film Festival

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