Martin is a writer and creator of innovative, dynamic sci-fi and fantasy projects for transmedia platforms. He is President/Owner of the transmedia production company Birth of a Notion. He has written a children's storybook called "Mulogo and His Quintuple of Trouble" (available on Amazon). His short screenplay "The Sneeze" is currently in post production. He wrote, directed and produced the short film "Soul Possession" He is the author of the blog “Martin’s Theory of Relativity” where he discusses topics relevant to diversity in science fiction and fantasy. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with his wife Stephanie.
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Unique traits: Licensed Professional Engineer with a Master of Public Administration degree
Herman Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi A stranded alien goes on a killing rampage against neighborhood vigilantes after they kill his best friend, a homeless man wrongfully accused of an attempted rape.
The Sneeze Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror One man's failure to exercise proper etiquette after a co-worker sneezes leads to demonic possession.
Dark Empire Sci-fi Following his brother the emperor's assassination, a reluctant crown prince ascends the throne of a galactic empire on the verge of collapse, while an old enemy threatens to reignite an interstellar war that could end humanity.
The Eye of Owuo Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A desperate mother uses ancient African magic to resurrect her daughter, and then realizes that the price for keeping her daughter alive entails taking the lives of others.
Mulogo and His Quintuple of Trouble Budget: $0 - $100K | Animation ⋄ Family When a sorcerer's apprentice Mulogo reads a spell from a forbidden book of magic he accidentally conjures a malevolent five-headed dragon that he has to find a way to get rid of before the sorcerer returns.
Majk Fantasy Spurred by the murder of his fiancee by a supernatural, a detective becomes the first human member of a police force that investigates crimes committed by and against supernaturals
A Grand Day Out Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A young man's attempt to come out to his parents takes a turn when they begin to reveal secrets about themselves that he wishes they hadn't
Burp! Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Comedy A father finds out that's his son's claim that a monster is under his bed isn't necessarily wrong.
Second Date Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A man tries to salvage a disastrous first date while on the drive to drop his date off.
Checkmate Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy An avid chess player who views life as a chess game has to confront his toughest opponent: his wife.
Ice Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi Soldiers on a training mission on a distant planet find themselves in a fight for their lives against planet's apex predator.
The King's Pawn Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy A pawn ponder's its station in life on the chess board.
Tommy Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy A robber gets more than he bargained for when he attempts to rob the mother of the man he murdered.
Film (short) by Birth of a Notion Producer, Writer, Director
Microbudget Horror Script Competition Quarterfinalist (The Eye of Owuo)
Madwerkz VFX Award (The Sneeze)
Wildsound Festival Top 20 Short Screenplay (The Sneeze)
LA Screenwriter Logline Contest (The Eye of Owuo)
BlueCat Quarterfinalist Short Screenplay (Mulogo and His Quintuple of Trouble)
Cleveland State University