He has been making films for over 15 years across the UK and worldwide. With vast experience working in communities across the UK he is always looking for strong characters and stories to share with an international audience. Working mainly in documentary, he is a capable self-shooter but also has experience working within a larger team. His films have premiered at BFI London Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival & Sydney Film Festival and he has screened at dozens of festivals internationally. He is currently in development on a new feature documentary and has a slate of TV projects in development.
Martyn has also worked as a freelance Director of commercial and corporate films for bluechip companies across the globe, directing and producing films in Scotland or further afield.
Having participated in competition surfing worldwide, 14-year-old Scottish, under-18 champion, Ben Larg, is prepared to put his life on the line to ride one of the biggest and most dangerous cold water waves in the world at Mullaghmore, Ireland. If he gets it right, he joins an elite group. If he gets it wrong, the consequences are terrifying. Danger, opportunity, and dilemma collide, propelling Ben and his family towards an unknown destiny.
Marty Goes to Hollywood is a film with no budget about a guy in a film with a big budget.
Despite getting gets his big break playing Tom Hanks's Irish brother in the movie Cloud Atlas, actor Martin Docherty can't afford to go to his Hollywood premiere. His pals make a pledge to get Marty to the red carpet in Hollywood and decide to film the process, but Hollywood does not welcome the idea of a film being made on their turf.
In the face of adversity, the boys refuse to take no for an answer and set out on a journey of friendship, belief, surprise cameos, kilts and banjos, swapping the hills of Castlemilk for the streets of LA. The film takes a look at the reality of how a Scottish jobbing actor fits into the massive US film industry machine.
Martyn is always interested to hear from people with stories to share, ideas for documentary films or from filmmakers interested in collaborating on future projects. Due to the volume of emails he can't always reply to everyone who submits via the website but please use the contact form below and provide as much information as you can about your request.