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William M.

New York, NY, USA

10 reviews

$500 - $1200 / Day

About

William Martin is a BAFTA nominated documentary filmmaker focused on gender inequality, immigration, queer rights, and climate change. He graduated in 2021 with a master's in journalism, with a focus on News and Documentary. He also has a bachelor of arts degree from NYU Tisch in photojournalism. With funding from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and as a migration fellow with the Ground Truth Project, William created a 30 minute documentary examining the Trump administration’s controversial choice to continue detaining asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Celeste and Maria, two undocumented women, survived both COVID-19 and human rights abuses while detained at Otay Mesa ICE detention center in California. No Way, Which Way, was a BAFTA student film awards shortlist and was selected for the Toronto Women's International Film Festival. Most recently, William was awarded grants from BAFTA and the Fund for Investigative Journalism to explore how the U.S. Border Closure has impacted transgender asylum-seeking migrants in Mexico’s dangerous border cities in the midst of Covid-19. After two years, the short film, Sin Hogar (No Home), will be released this late Fall. Here's a preview of the content published with The New Humanitarian—selected for IQMF Amsterdam and Tulum WE film festivals. William was also a Great Big Story Genesis student fellow, one of four students globally awarded an opportunity to create a short film. His story, The Dolphins of Laguna, follows the fishermen of a small town in Southern Brazil who have been collaborating with dolphins for over 100 years to catch fish. Safico, 68 years-old, has been fishing with one particular dolphin, Caroba, for 45 years. Safico goes to great lengths to both protect and uphold the tradition of fishing with dolphins. With funding from National Geographic, his documentary, Daughters of Drought, investigated how Malawian women are impacted by climate change. The film won Best Short Documentary at the Toronto International Women Film Festival and will be published with WaterBear in August. His video journalism is currently featured in Time, Teen Vogue, The GroundTruth Project, BRIC Media, and Al Jazeera.

Top Services

Documentary DP
9 reviews
News Shooter / Video Journalist
4 reviews
Drone Operator

Clients

Top Reviews

  • May • 2018

    Great working with William. His shooting and editing style has an easy, verite style, and Blindfold Law turned out to be a terrific piece.

    Sasha at BRIC TV
  • January • 2020

    Great work, good at addressing notes.

    Katherine at BRIC TV
  • May • 2018

    William, working with our host Brian Vines, did an excellent job.

    Sasha at BRIC TV

Top Projects

Equipment

Camera

  • 4K Camera
  • Drone Camera

Audio

  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone

Miscellaneous

  • External Recorder
  • Shoulder Rig
  • Stabilizer

All Services

Production Support

  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • Field Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • Reporter / Journalist
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host

Post Production

  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Commercial

Miscellaneous

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Immersive/Spatial Video Capture