After graduating from Univ. of Hartford in CT with a B.A. in Liberal Arts as an English major, I ventured west to Los Angeles to pursue, what else, the film industry. I worked on some feature films and TV pilots in the art department before attending film school at Columbia College-Hollywood. At Columbia, I concentrated on screenwriting and directing. I made some short films. After film school, I produced, co-wrote and co-directed "Rubbernecking,"a dramatic comedy about diverse characters stuck in a major traffic jam starring Corbin Bernsen. Since 2005, I've been pursuing a film and video editing career. I left LA to broaden my horizons in Las Vegas. In 2012, I was the Founder and Festival Director of Social Media Film Festival that took place at The Mirage Hotel and Casino. In 2013, I wrote, directed and edited short film, "You Are What You Eat" and I moved back to LA.
Name: Ross H. Martin
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: In Your Head Prods.
Occupation: Director, Editor, Producer and Screenwriter
Film by Hindipendent Films (Documentary) Assistant Editor
You Are What You Eat
Film by In Your Head Prods. (Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Short) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Some time in the near future, people believed Genetically Modified Organisms were making them sick. Air quality has worsened in this pesticide layered, monoculture society. Stan, wearing a surgical mask, returns from a trip to the grocery store. His wife, Amy, is very upset he bought GMO corn as she suffers from a GMO-like disease that causes her skin to turn yellow.
Riddle the Sphinx: The Making of Professional Pretender
Film by One Stooge Ent. / Sean Kinney (Comedy, Documentary, Biography, Music and 1 More) Camera Operator A behind the scenes documentary about the band Riddle the Sphinx and their journey in making the album 'Professional Pretender.'
Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Assistant Editor
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Editor A group of friends get together, but only chat through text messaging. They sit in front of their computers and play on You Tube, Facebook and Twitter. One guy and one girl are boyfriend and girlfriend, but even they talk only through texting. Their friend, an outdoor hobbyist, shows up and starts a live conversation with the girlfriend and things get interesting from there. Social media; the good, the bad & the ugly! Written by Ross H. Martin
The Octo Circus
Film by In Your Head Prods. (Comedy and Short) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer A couple of proud clown parents and their soon-to-be eight clown babies. The proud father, Howdy the Clown, learns that men can give birth too. So, he feels that he'd 'like to bring more clowns into the world himself' and does. Clowns are people too. Look around you. They may not be wearing make-up but they're there in hospitals, on reality TV, sitting next to you on the bus and in traffic. HONK! HONK! We're all clowns and the whole world's our stage. Smile. Better yet, Laugh! Written by Ross H. Martin
100 Million BC
Video by The Asylum (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Assistant Editor A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly awry though, when on his return he accidentally brings a giant, man-eating dinosaur back through the portal and into modern-day, downtown Los Angeles.
Video by The Asylum (Adventure, Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Assistant Editor On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday. Written by Faith Films
Video (Comedy) Editor A lonely guy acquires a magical statue that makes him irresistible to women but runs into trouble when his best friend's girlfriend falls for him.
War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave
Video (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Editor Two years after the Martian invasion, George Herbert's worst fears are realized: The Aliens have returned. As a second wave of Martian walkers lay waste to what's left of Earth, an alliance of military forces prepares a daring attack on the Red Planet itself. Once again, the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Written by Eric Forsberg
Lisa and Lauren
Film (Comedy) Editor One lunch hour, two shop girls, and eleven other things we can't tell you about.
Finding My Religion
Film by In Your Head Prods. (Documentary) Director, Camera Operator, Editor 'Finding My Religion' is a feature length documentary about American Jews reconnecting with Judaism in Israel. While learning the history and standing in it where events took place thousands of years ago, one can't help but identify with it.
Accidents Don't Happen
Film by Fender Bender Films, LLC (Drama) Co-Director, Co-Writer, Producer Accidents happen for a reason. "Rubbernecking" is a dramatic comedy about diverse characters stuck behind a major traffic jam. Some have road rage, some stop and smell the roses, the rest find a good time. Fasten your seatbelt. Drive safely. And enjoy the ride! Written by Astrid Devi
Soft Toilet Seats
Film by STS Prods. (Comedy) Production Coordinator Arne buys a house in suburban Los Angeles, only to discover that the previous owner died in a grisly manner. Then he gets a visit from the dead woman's best friend, who is convinced that she didn't commit suicide. Together, they investigate what Tilly is sure must be a murder, and come up against the toughest moral dilemma of their lives. Written by http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/soft-toilet-seats
Film (Thriller) Production Assistant After the mysterious death of an upper class housewife, her oldest daughter literally takes her place, dressing in her mother's clothes and seducing the father. A quirky detective investigates the crime and finds that there are many suspects, each with something to hide. Written by Larry McGillicuddy
Film (Drama and Romance) Art department Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and everybody's) school love Dorothy, her life now a grey boring experience. Written by Anonymous
Film by In Your Head Prods. (Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A struggling actor is mugged in the streets of Hollywood and confronts the mugger in a bar.
Don't Do It
Film (Comedy and Romance) Lead Man in Art department
Return of the Living Dead III
Film (Horror) Art department Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak in and watch the proceedings. Later when father and son have a disagreement, Curt and Julie take off on a motorcycle and Julie is killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Curt takes her body to the lab and brings her back to life. Curt must help Julie deal with her new existence as military agents and local gang members try to find them. Written by Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Best of the Fest" for "The Turnaround" @ Rochester Intl. FF
University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT)
Columbia College Hollywood (Tarzana, CA)