Fabien Martorell is a French multi-awarded director and screenwriter (18 awards, 25 nominations in the US, UK and France) who relocated to Los Angeles. He just wrapped Collision, a drama/thriller feature film with Netflix, starring Langley Kirkwood (HBO’s Warrior), Vuyo Dabula and Tessa Jubber, shot in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is in post-production of his second feature documentary, The Guns Story, with legendary guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses), Iggy Pop, Lemmy Kilmister.
His drama/thriller short film, Unbelief, starring Andrew Howard (Limitless, Taken 3), Tobin Bell (Saw, Jigsaw), based on the short story by Michael Marshall Smith, won multiple awards and nominations, and was an official selection of many international film festivals.
His drama short film, The Coin, starring Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Kathryn Morris (Minority Report, Cold Case), based on the short story Soul Murder by David Mamet, won multiple awards and nominations, and was an official selection of many major international film festivals including 4 Academy-qualifying festivals (Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest, LA Short Fest, Newport Beach Film Festival, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival).
Martorell’s first feature documentary, Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman, about the legendary and eccentric Lloyd Kaufman (president of Troma Entertainment and creator of the Toxic Avenger), wowed the judges at the 2009 New York Int’l Indep. Film Festival and was awarded “Best Biographical Documentary”. The film starred such luminaries as Stan Lee, Roger Corman, John Badham, Eli Roth, Trey Parker, Mark Damon, James Gunn and Tiffany Shepis. It was the selection at several other film festivals, including the Hollywood Film Festival, and it was acclaimed by the specialized press/critics. The film was picked up by Under The Milky Way and distributed worldwide on the internet (Amazon, iTunes, vudu, etc.).
Martorell is the co-founder of the Festival du Film Court de Vaulx-en-Velin in France, now in its twentieth year. In 2011, he established his own film production company, FM Pictures LLC in Los Angeles.
FEATURE FILMS: Collision (Netflix) The Guns Story Tromatized: Meet Lloyd Kaufman
SHORT FILMS: Unbelief The Coin Susan Loves Lobsters The Nightmare of Narciss(e) Memories of a Dagger Lilith(Pilot) La Luna The Hand The Track