Martin Gooch, Director

Writer / Showrunner

Martin Gooch

Martin is an experienced director, showrunner, and writer with director credits on six feature films and many shows across scripted drama and comedy on major UK television channels, including Doctors (BBC), which won Best On-Screen Chemistry and Hollyoaks (C4), which won Best Soap for the first time during his tenure.

Martin is the only person to have been a winner with BBC Talent: Best New Director twice (2001 & 2002).

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Martin produced an Ant-Man and the Wasp spin-off (2022) for Disney/Marvel and directed the feature-length live performance film Night of a Thousand Vampires (2022) by The Damned, which hit Number 1 in the UK music film charts. His TV/interactive work Spooks Interactive won a BAFTA and was nominated for an EMMY. Martin has won many Best Director awards at festivals worldwide, including the prestigious World Fest Best Director and Bram Stoker Best Director awards.

In 2017 Martin was a part of a production trade mission to Beijing China to secure finance for Sir Ian Livingstone’s Fighting Fantasy TV series on which Martin was the lead writer. He recently finished writing a ten-part TV series for US Prod Co. Meet Joe Fine, currently in development.

Martin has more than 1000 days on-set experience and is known for creating the best on-set environment for cast and crew to do their best work. He has a Master’s degree in screenwriting from The University of the Arts London. Written 20+ screenplays, many of which have been optioned and bought. He recently completed his first novel Whirled World and is working on getting that published.

In 2011 Martin set up his own production company gothic Manor which has to date to date produced six feature films, two TV feature-length productions, numerous pop videos and short films. It has also optioned several IPs and has many features and TV series of various genres in development.

Martin grew up in the UK and began his career as a camera assistant and operator on major studio movies, including Harry Potter, James Bond – Goldeneye, Judge Dredd and The Muppets. TV work includes East Enders, Robot Wars and Big Brother.

He has spent his life making films and TV and wishes to continue to do so. Martin is based in both the UK and California.P

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