Chris Martens is a proven independent film and digital tv producer, and recently raised funds for a slate of quarantine-inspired independent features to be filmed using social distancing guidelines during the pandemic.
Chris and his producing partner founded Two Piano Films and partnered with a number of financiers and investors to produce high-concept genre films ready for distribution. They produced AMERICAN ZEALOT, a teenage coming-of-age thriller and prior to that, he produced STARCROSSED, starring Mischa Barton and Eric Roberts.
Recently, Chris has produced digital series for a number of studios and high profile companies including Fullscreen, Indigenous Media, Google, American Express and Herbalife. Chris' other digital series and shorts include 60 Second Docs, the top Facebook publisher of exclusively original, premium content with over more than 9M subscribers and over 6B views!
He partnered with Dread Central to release his film THE DARK COMES QUICK in their horror compilation INVOKING after it premiered at Dances With Films and received the highest number of festival audience votes ever for a horror short film. He's also found success with his short films James and Jenna, Atheists Anonymous, and Devil's Eyes.
Chris specializes in Thriller, Action, Horror, and Sci-Fi's, as well as innovative Comedies and Rom Coms that embrace the current pandemic and quarantine that can be shot creatively using remote filming techniques.
Tips on pitching to Chris Martens
- You may only pitch ONE project per reservation. Execs are looking for projects they can develop, NOT portfolios.
- You should have a completed script available upon request for the project you pitch.
- Do not reach out to the executives unless directed by Stage 32. They do NOT accept unsolicited material or appreciate being cold-called/emailed by strangers.
- Missed reservations are not refundable and will not be rescheduled.
Within 15 minutes of your scheduled pitch, the exec will reach out by Skype or Phone. Your pitch session will last approximately 8 minutes.
Written Pitches will be no more than 2 pages submitted as a PDF or WORD document. Any written pitch uploaded past the deadline will not be shown to the executive and will result in a non-refundable forfeiture of your pitch.
Within 3-4 weeks of your pitch session, you will receive a Pitch Scorecard on which the exec you pitched will provide pitch feedback and note if they are PASSing, or would like to REQUEST your material.
If you are requested, you will be notified via email with further instructions. The execs will have 2-3 months to review your material and note if they are PASSing, or would like a MEETING. If a meeting is requested, we will introduce you via email.
Please understand that these are working executives, and their schedules are subject to change at a moment's notice. We always strive to give you at least 24 hours of notice if a session has been cancelled, and we will recommend another executive for you to pitch your material to.
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