MARTYN PICK Film maker and artist
Martyn Pick is a director and artist recognised for a distinctive fusion of live-action and animation. In feature films, commercials and shorts he applies his fluid, cinematic storytelling working across pure live action, computer and hand animation. He directed the cgi action feature film “Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie” (2010): starring the facial acting of Terence Stamp, Sean Pertwee and John Hurt. Credits also include the 2009 film “The Age of Stupid”, Film London's promotional short for the 2012 Olympics, BBC’s trailers for Euro 2004, Budweisers 2001 NBA commercial and the Channel 4 commissioned short “Plaza” (2000). Martyn studied Film and Fine Art at Saint Martin's School of Art and his work has been continually driven by the crossover between painting and cinema. In live action he has directed the short “Green” (Film Four) and the supernatural thriller feature “Evil Never Dies”(2014). Horror short “Blue Moon” screened at Screamfest LA in Nov’ 16 and he created animated sequences on the award winning US feature documentary “Women of 1915”. In CGI he has developed a UK/Chinese animated franchise and was Head of Story and Voice Director on 40 half hour episodes of the Netflix ITV series “Robozuna" . For Penguin he has illustrated the books “Witchcraft” and “Beowulf” bringing his art style to publishing. His live action “Heckle” debuted at Frightfest in 2020 and was picked up for distribution including on Sky TV. In 2019 the animation sequences he directed in “Coup 53” (dir Taghi Amirani), edited by Walter Murch, were a great use of his approach. “Coup 53” opened to excellent reviews in 2020 and has the rare distinction of a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes! During lockdown he co-directed 20 half hour episodes of a Netflix CGI animated series. With live action he has recently directed commercials for Magic the Gathering and League of Legends. In 2021 a graphic novel of his is being developed by Lion TV as a TV series (with Hipster films/Aston MGMT). He continues to work on projects that build on and refine his visual storytelling.