Martin Gooch, Author at Raindance

About Martin Gooch


At 19 Martin went to Modoc County California USA to work for the US Forest Service which gave him a love of the outdoors and a passion for new worlds. Martin then spent 15 years in the camera department on films like Judge Dredd, Harry Potter, James Bond: Goldeneye and The Muppets as a 2nd and 1st AC (Assistant Cameraman), more than 1000 days on set as a training ground before becoming an award winning writer and director in his own right. Martin has since made more than 20 short films and directed Doctors (BBC), Hollyoaks (C4) and Spooks Interactive, which won a BAFTA and was nominated for an EMMY.

He wrote/produced/directed his first feature film DEATH (2012) starring Paul Freeman (Raiders of The Lost Ark) and legendary British actor Leslie Phillips, then directed The Search for Simon, (2013). Lionsgate has, just released his third feature film The Gatehouse, a gothic fantasy, in the UK.

His first 3 movies have won or been nominated for 44 awards including numerous Best Director and Best Film awards.
His fourth feature film the sci-fi post-apocalyptic Black Flowers in 2017. Black Flowers recently had its world premiere at the Sitges International Film festival and will be released internationally in 2019.

Martin has a master’s degree in screenwriting from the University of the Arts (London).

He has spent his life making films and wishes to continue to do so.