Thomas
Martin

Writer for Television and Film

Thomas Martin has written for television dramas on the BBC, SKY and RTE, including the BBC’s period crime thriller Ripper Street and the Tim Roth starring Tin Star for Sky Atlantic/Amazon.


Thomas is writing a number of high-concept original television series commissions for Studio Lambert and All3 Media. He has strong ties to the European television market. His original series Girl on a Wire is a tech thriller set in Berlin with broadcasting partners in Germany and Scandinavia. Two of his projects were selected for the Series Mania Co-production forums in France in 2017 and 2019. He has also been writer-in-residence at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris.

Thomas’ feature film script The Absence Sonata, about a violinist struggling with career threatening epilepsy, was awarded The Sundance Institute’s Alfred P Sloan Foundation commissioning grant. This prestigious $25,000 grant is awarded to filmmakers who collaborate with the scientific community. 

His other film work has been supported by The Wellcome Trust, Creative England/The BFI Network and The Irish Film Board. He is an alumni of “Guiding Lights” — the UK film industry’s leading mentorship scheme — where he was mentored by Oscar nominated writer/director Hossein Amini.

Thomas’s crime thriller Poacher, set in the world of abalone poaching in Tasmania, is in pre-production for Arclight Films with Kriv Stenders attached to direct. Thomas is currently working on an espionage thriller set in Moscow and London for Film4 and is writing a sci-fi/horror about deep-sea mining for XYZ Films in Los Angeles.

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Film

Writer 

Producer Rhodri Thomas, Alexei Boltho

Espionage thriller

Film4
Ray Pictures
Producer Aram Tertzakian
Director Lorcan Finnegan
XYZ Films Broadcaster
In development
Producer Gary Hamilton
Director Kriv Stenders

Australian crime drama

Arclight Films
Producer Alexandra Stone & Stephen Mallit
Director Lindy Heymann

Music biopic

Creative England/BFI Network
Producer Tracey Schoffield

Psychological thriller. Recipient of the Sundance Institute’s Alfred P. Sloan grant which funds collaborations between filmmakers and the scientific community.


Rainmark Films/Irish Film Board
Director Michael Kinirons

Psychological thriller

Blinder Films for The Irish Film Board's Signatures Scheme
An adaptation of Paul Murray's comic novel.
Subotica/Irish Film Board
In development
Producer Oliver Royds, Henry Swindel
Starring
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Derek Lint
  • Belinda Stewart-Wilson
  • Short psychological thriller set in Africa

    Bos Films
    Producer Oliver Royds
    Starring
  • Saffron Burrows
  • Kim Bodnia
  • Adelaine Clemens
  • Oliver Chris
  • Bos Films

    Short film script nominated for RTE/Filmbase award

    Producer Morgan Baker & Luke McManus
    Director Luke McManus
    Starring
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Barry Ward
  • Original short film set at an Irish musical festival
    Network Ireland Television
    Madhouse Films

    Television

    Writer 

    Producer Susan Hogg

    Family drama and returning series. Selected for Series Mania 2019

    Studoi Lambert
    Producer Susan Hogg

    Sci-fi thriller returning series.

    Studio Lambert/All3 Media
    Producer Susan Hogg

    Berlin set tech thriller/returning series. Selected for Series Mania 2017

    Studio Lambert/All3 Media
    Producer Stephen Wright

    Family drama/thriller and returning series

    BBC Northern Ireland/Two Cities
    Creator Rowan Joffe
    Producer Alison Jackson, Cameron Roach, Dieterich Santer
    Director Jim Loach
    Starring
  • Tim Roth
  • Christina Hendricks
  • Genevieve O'Reilly
  • Kudos/Sky Atlantic/Amazon
    Creator Richard Warlow
    Producer Simon Smallwood, Will Gould (Exec. producer)
    Director Kieron Hawkes
    Starring
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Jerome Flynn
  • Adam Rothenberg
  • Myanna Buring
  • Series 2

    Tiger Aspect for BBC1

    A returning series for ITV Studios

    ITV Studios
    Producer Clare Alan, Rob Pursey, Stephen Wright (Exec. producer) Sarah Stack (Exec. producer)

    Family drama and returning series

    Touchpaper Television for BBC NI

    Financial crisis thriller

    BBC for BBC

    Family drama thriller

    ITV Studios
    Creator Lisa McGhee
    Starring
  • Charlene McKenna
  • Kryštof Hádek
  • Dominique McElligott
  • Ecosse for RTE
    Original television commission from Rainmark Films
    Rainmark Films
    Producer Paul Duane & Rob Crawley
    Director Rob Crawley & Steve Bryrne
    Orginal teen internet drama for RTE
    Screenworks for RTE