Thomas Martin

Writer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Thomas Martin is based in Dublin and is a writer for television and film.

His first short, Danger High Voltage, played at film festivals across the world, winning Best First Short at the Galway Film Fleadh and scooping a nomination for the UK Film Council Film of the Festival at the London Short Film Festival 2009. His second short film script, Falling Man, was short-listed for an RTE / Filmbase Short Film Award in 2008. 

Thomas went on to create the RTE internet and television drama Jenny Was a Friend of Mine, which was produced as part of RTE's Storyland scheme.

In 2011, Thomas has written for Raw: Series 4 for RTE and Ecosse. He is also currently developing two original series; Don't Pass Go for BBC Drama and Stockholm for ITV Studios. In addition to this he has a feature film commission from Rainmark/Irish Film Board titled Absence Sonata.

Earlier this year his short film All That Way For Love premiered at LA Shorts Fest and subsequently at Rhode Island Film Festival, where lead actor Andrew Simpson picked up an award for Best Male Actor.Thomas has subsequently been commissioned to write a feature script for All That Way For Love director Henry Mason entitled Sex Life in Tel Aviv.

Thomas is also an author of short stories and has been nominated for three Hennessy/Four Seasons New Irish Writing Awards.

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Television
Writer
The House That Jack Built 6 x 60'
Oct 2012
Touchpaper Television for BBC NI
Creator Thomas Martin
Writer Thomas Martin

A drama series about a young man forced to turn his back on a successful life in London in order to reconnect with his family and rescue the country house-hotel where he grew up.

Don't Pass Go 6 x 60'
2011
BBC for BBC
In development
Writer Thomas Martin

Original drama about a high flying businessman jailed following the financial crisis

Raw: Series 4 1 X 60
2011
Ecosse for RTE
In development
Creator Lisa McGhee
Director Charlie McCarthy
Writer Thomas Martin
Starring Charlene McKenna, Kryštof Hádek & Dominique McElligott

 
Stockholm Oct 2012
ITV Studios
In development
Creator Thomas Martin
Writer Thomas Martin

A darkly comic coming-of-age tale about an experimental family unit ruled by a father with some disturbing secrets.

Motherland 6 x 45'
2010
Rainmark Films
In development
Writer Thomas Martin

Original television commission from Rainmark Films

Jenny Was a Friend of Mine Internet/TV drama
2009
Screenworks for RTE
Producer Paul Duane & Rob Crawley
Director Rob Crawley & Steve Bryrne
Writer Thomas Martin

Orginal teen internet drama for RTE

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Film
Writer
Rainmark Films and Irish Film Board
In development
Writer Thomas Martin

Original film in development with Rainmark Films. Exploring the grey area between illness and genius, The Absence Sonata is a psychological thriller about a gifted musician who displays symptoms of epilepsy and synesthesia . Treated with groundbreaking techniques by a maverick neurologist, the symptoms subside but not without a price as his genius is cast into doubt and his mental health spirals out of control. Recipient of the Sundance Alfred Sloane grant which funds collaborations between filmmakers and the scientific community.

An Evening of Long Goodbyes Feature
2012
Subotica and Irish Film Board
In development
Writer Thomas Martin

An adaptation of Paul Murray's comic novel.

The Sex Life in Tel Aviv 2012
Stroppy Boy
In development
Producer Olly Royds
Director Henry Mason
Writer Thomas Martin

 
Stroppy Boy
Producer Oliver Royds, Henry R Swindel, Giles Skillicorn
Director Henry Mason
Writer Thomas Martin
Starring Andrew Simpson, Derek Lint & Belinda Stewart-Wilson

Original short film script set in Africa

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TT 3D Feature
2010
CinemaNX
In development
Writer Thomas Martin

Commissioned to write an hour of drama for a hybrid feature documentary about the legendary TT racer Mike Hailwood

Falling Man Short
2009

 
Writer Thomas Martin

Original short film script. Blackly comic look at the unravelling of an art critic and writer who unwittingly offends the father of his sons' friend.

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Danger High Voltage Short
2008
Madhouse Films for Network Ireland Television
Producer Morgan Baker & Luke McManus
Director Luke McManus
Writer Thomas Martin
Starring Charlene McKenna & Barry Ward

Original short film set at an Irish musical festival