Kent Martin – Co-Producer, NFB

Kent Martin has produced well over a hundred films and television series dealing with history, the arts, the environment, spirituality, and humour and has garnered nineteen Genie and Gemini awards and nominations. His films, for the most part produced by the National Film Board, have played in Festivals all over the world from Berlin to Sundance and from TIFF to Outer Mongolia. They have been on the world’s major television networks including the BBC, Arte, ZDF, SBS, the Sundance Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, and almost every Canadian channel. The multiple award winning film Passage, with director John Walker, was called “one of the great triumphs in Canadian documentary film history” by the Toronto Star. The television series about the Second World War,  Canada Remembers,was called “a splendid piece of filmmaking” by the Globe and Mail. The feature documentary Westray was short listed for an Academy Award, Men of the Deeps had one of the largest audiences ever for a documentary on Canadian television.  Hofmann’s Potion, featuring the early pioneers of LSD, is an underground classic.  The animated film Mabel’s Saga was selected as the Best Short Film at the Montreal World Film Festival. The Strangest Dream, about the life of Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to walk away from the Manhattan Project, had a special screening at the United Nations in New York. The Sacred Sundance, is much valued as a teaching film by First Nations elders.