After surviving a commerce degree at Murdoch University, a debilitating five year battle with chronic fatigue syndrome and certain death by changing air tickets a day before the September Eleven attacks, Martin continues his enviable reputation as an award winning feature film style commercial director who crafts striking visuals and elicits strong performances from his actors.
For the last 16 years Martin has worked with producer Angie Smith through their production company Soul Films, winning numerous local and international awards for both their drama and TV commercial work.
He has directed over 400 high-end TV commercials in Australia and South East Asia. Clients include: Toyota, Lottery West, iiNet, WaterCorp, HBF, SGIO, RAC, BankWest, The Programmed Group, Brownes and Office of Road Safety. Martin has directed numerous high-end corporate videos for BHP Billiton, CB&I - Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, Hungry Jacks, The Office of Road Safety, Rotary and the RAC.
The Screen Australia/Screen West funded, 28-minute, 35mm short drama “Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home” achieved considerable local and international acclaim, with one of Australia’s premier film commentators, Phillip Adams calling it “exemplary in every department” and “of the highest professional standard… beautifully crafted”.
The 50-minute drama “Roll” funded by ShowTime Australia/SBS Independent and Screen West and starring Marcus Graham, received strong reviews with leading film critic Mark Naglazas commenting, “the Hollywood-ready stylist Wilson expertly juggles the multiple storylines in this Tarantino-ish tale about a footballer from the bush whose dreams of AFL and fortune are thrown into the air during one head-spinning, adventure filled night in the City of Light”.
Martin supports several community based organisations recently directing the Rotary Club’s national promotional conference dvd.
He is passionate about all levels of filmmaking and has been mentoring young filmmakers through his lecturing at Murdoch, Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities.