Born and raised in Sweden, Martin Risberg became interested in filmmaking at the age of 12. When he got his first digital video camera, his passion grew and he started making movies with his peers.
As his education progressed, so did his interest and skill in filmmaking, and he soon invested in a DSLR-camera and various accessory lenses. At the age of 17, he received an internship to work as a videographer at Stockholm’s International Film Festival, followed by an internship at Wilderness Films in New York City (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let The Right One In).
Martin moved to San Luis Obispo, California at the age of 18 to finish his last year of general education as an exchange student at the local high school. San Luis Obispo is fittingly located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and the close proximity gave him the opportunity to spend time and familiarize himself with both of these major cities. After his graduation Martin moved to Santa Barbara, California to continue his education at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) with a major in Film Production. With persistence and a growing talent, he has produced eight short films and landed several jobs for local commercial film work during his past two years at the college. He was also welcomed to visit the sets of How I Met Your Mother and New Girl at Fox Studios in Los Angeles in the winter of 2013.
In the fall of 2014, his original short film What If was screened at Ojai International Film Festival and later went on to win “Best Student Film” at San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in the spring of 2015. Martin graduated in the Winter 2015 with an Associates Degree in Film Production, and is now living in San Francisco. He is currently in post-production of his second original short film Bonding Forces, and the movie Brothers that he was an Executive Producer on is in the Official Selection category of the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Film (short) by Adam Stumle (Action and Drama) Producer A squad of fresh recruits struggles to survive their unreasonably demanding Drill Officer.
Film (short) by Chérie Hansson (Comedy) Producer In this dark and uncomfortable comedy, Santa Barbara has never felt smaller. The awkward and shy high school kid Garrett is on top of his game. He's about to take the hottest cheerleader in his school out - what could possibly go wrong?
Film (short) by Martin Risberg (Comedy and Romance) Producer, Director, Writer Zach is going on a blind date with Amanda, but all he can think about is everything that could go wrong. He doesn't know that Amanda is just as terrified as he is, and that nothing will go as ether of them planned.
Film (short) by Micah Johnson (Action and Comedy) Producer Two young men receive a ransom call: to get their 'precious Heather' back, they'll have to pay up. The only problem? Brennan and Vincent don't know a Heather. Laid-back Brennan wants the authorities to take over, but trigger happy Vincent has been waiting for an opportunity to prove that he's a hero. Written by Anonymous
Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event
Film by Mark Robert Ellis (Sport) Camera and Electrical Department The Nfinity Champions League is a group of 30 teams that represent the best of the best in competitive cheerleading. These teams were chosen based on their established records of excellence, then invited to compete and decide once and for all, who among them is the ultimate champion. This film centers around that competition, held in Atlanta on April 5th. Blending documentary and amazing cheerleading performance footage, the Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event finally invites the world to truly see this often misunderstood sport. It shows the audience the love, dedication, sacrifice, and raw talent of all involved in this singular industry. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Elin Ersson (Drama and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department What no one knows about the calm and caring young man, Jesper, is that he goes out at night to find women to attack and rape. In this Swedish short film, you get to follow this young mans struggle to keep his ordinary life and his darker side in balance, until the two collide one night. Written by Anonymous
Best Student Film - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Best Screenplay - SBCC Film Awards
Official Selection - Ojai Film Festival
Santa Barbara City College