Marco Martins was born in Lisbon in 1972 and works as a writer, theater director and filmmaker known for films like ‘Alice’ (2005) and ‘How To Draw a Perfect Circle’ (2009). In 1994 Marco Martins graduated from Lisbon Theatre and Film School (Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema), and soon afterwards undertook an apprenticeship with Wim Wenders, Manoel de Oliveira and Bertrand Tavernier. For two years following, he worked as assistant director to João Canijo, a fellow Portuguese director. During this period, his short films ‘Mergulho no Ano Novo’ and ‘No Caminho Para a Escola’ received critical acclaim and kickstarted his career in feature film. He also shoots commercials which he began in the late 90′s after which he in 2002 started his own production company, Ministério dos Filmes, which has received multiple international awards.
Marco MARTINS, André PRÍNCIPE