Return of the Ghost documentary grant

Busy busy busy! Me. Documentary Grant! Who would have thought I’d look for funding?

Return of the Ghost promo photo. documentary grant photo.
Return of the Ghost promo photo.

My latest instalment of life is in need of your help. Nothing major, I just need you to vote for my new documentary. The voting site will be available on Monday July 30th. Starting at noon, you can visit the site to cast your vote and if I get a good turnout, Telus (Storyhive) will award my project with a $50,000 grant!

Fifty thousand dollars sounds like a lot but to produce a real documentary with a real crew and real promotion, it’s pretty much just a great start. Telus will also assist my production with mentoring and other support.

I will share more of the documentary’s content soon. All the details are on the voting web site. Which will be available Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12 noon PDT. I will share that URL when it is time. I really do not want to have a lot of false starts as you will just find nothing at the link.

I have produced over 80 episodes of TV content, and have worked on countless numbers of documentary, training, and film scripts in the past 15 years. I can do this. You’ll be proud of this one. But the only way I can receive the documentary grant is via the voting process outlined by Telusfund. No other way. Please… take a few minutes out next week to help me out. It not only helps me, it helps the many other new motion picture people out there. This project will help over 20 other people get their names in the credits via this documentary grant!   Contact me if you need more info or want the ‘hidden’ link in advance to put in your reminders list.

More later… Martin

Protecting Tomorrow

A few years ago, a friend who I have collaborated with on numerous projects called me and asked if I could write and voice something for his project. It was to be entered into a contest in Germany for automotive safety systems awareness competition. I agreed, and he sent the completed video with music. It was quite powerful to watch and listen to. I had a bit of a challenge…
I watched it over and over again. And over, and over, again. Taking notes and writing a lit of words that explain emotion. After a couple days, I came up with this. The video won first prize.

https://youtu.be/3nd1vSv3QmM

Anthony Bourdain

Wow. Just wow. My heroes for my style of interview were David Frost and Peter Gzowski. When I was busy doing my show and working in media in Istanbul, Anthony was becoming a foodie’s icon. I didn’t see his show until I was pretty much done TV there. I immediately liked his style, and to be honest, was just a bit envious.

Reading the news this morning… he’s gone. Just yesterday I had a conversation on the brevity of life.

Farewell Mr. Bourdain… way too soon to leave us.