Actor Martinez
North American Premiere

Actor Martinez

| USA | 75 MINUTES | English
Drama, Documentary, NY Director(s)
Lacking exciting-enough thespian work in his home town of Denver, computer repairman and aspiring actor Arthur Martinez decides to hire indie directors Mike Ott (Pearblossom Hwy, Lake Los Angeles) and Nathan Silver (Uncertain Terms, Stinking Heaven) to document his life, and consequently become the star of a feature film. However, as the project evolves, the directors’ and Arthur’s vision increasingly differ. It becomes clear that watching Arthur perform tai chi, mingle with the local Denver theater community, and drive around town, will not provide enough drama to sustain a feature as Arthur might think.

Actor Martinez explores the distinction between performance and life, and the relationship between subject and director. Directors Ott and Silver become characters in the film; as they wrestle with Arthur for control of the project it becomes less clear who is manipulating whom. When the woman cast to play the love interest, Lindsay Burdge (A Teacher, Come Down Molly, First Winter) arrives on set, the very nature of the project is questioned.

—Jule Rozite

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Nathan Silver and Mike Ott
Mike Ott studied under Thom Andersen at CalArts, where he received his MFA. He is the recipient of the Audience award at AFI Fest and is currently in production on a hybrid feature: California Dreams. Nathan Silver graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005. Filmmaker Magazine named Silver 'one of the most interesting emerging directors in U.S. indie film.' His feature film credits include: Uncertain Terms (2014) and Stinking Heaven (2015).
Nathan Silver, Mike Ott
Nathan Silver, Mike Ott
Britta Erickson, Katie Shapiro, Patrick Hackett, Heika Burnison
Gerald D. Rossini
Associate Producer
Christina Jobe
Adam J. Minnick
Executive Producer
Monkia DeWitt, Terry L. Ganey
Paul Grimstad
Lindsay Burdge, Arthur Martinez, Nathan Silver, Mike Ott, Kenneth Berba, Rae Radke

International Sales Contact
Britta Erickson
Mary Jane Films
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303 994 1227
Print Source
Patrick Hackett
Neon Sheep Pictures
Denver, CO 80216
Phone: 303 918 3264
US Sales Contact
Bill Straus
Bridge Independent
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 646-599-3454
Press Contact
Adam Kersh
Fusion Entertainment
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 771 7021
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