Fabien Martorell is a multi-awarded director (18 awards, 25 nominations in the US, UK and France), who lives in Los Angeles. Martorell comes from a suburb of Lyon, France. He is a meticulous, detail-oriented director, with a unique esthetic and composition. He directed the Netflix film Collision, a drama/thriller, starring Langley Kirkwood, Vuyo Dabula, Tessa Jubber and many others, shot in Johannesburg, South Africa. The film was released on June 16, 2022 and quickly became #3 in the world and sat in the Top 10 list in 68 countries on Netflix. Collision was Top 10 in the world on Netflix two weeks in a row.
His short film, Unbelief, a drama/thriller, 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 short film, The Coin, a drama, 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.). 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.
Martorell is the co-founder of the Festival du Film Court de Vaulx-en-Velin in France, now in its twenty second year. In 2011, he established his own film production company, FM Pictures LLC, in Los Angeles. Martorell is passionate about German cinema from the 20s and 30s, Japanese cinema from the 50s, American cinema from the 80s and 90s, Korean cinema from the 2000s, and Art History, such as European and Japanese paintings.
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