Photos with Derick Martini
BiographyNew York City, New York, USA
Born in New York City, Martini made his feature film debut as co-writer, producer and actor in the award winning and critically acclaimed independent film, Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999) which won the Discovery award at the Toronto International Film Festival and The Audience Award at The Milan International Film Festival. The film was made on a shoe string budget of 40,000 dollars and it was theatrically released through IDP/Stratosphere in 2000-01. His next screenplay, Lymelife (2008), was developed at Sundance Filmmaker's Lab and won the International Critic's Award, the (FIPRESCI), at The Toronto International Film Festival. Read more... theatrically in early 2009 to International critical acclaim, earning Martini with a "Breakthrough Director" nomination from The Gotham Awards. Lymelife (2008) was produced by Martin Scorsese, a champion of Martini's work.