Brighton UK





Recent Work



Martin Malone is an award-winning theatre director who originally trained as a graphic designer but has also been passionate about directing for stage, tv and film for over twenty years.

He helped to found The CO-ACTIVE THEATRE FACTORY, the Brighton-based Theatre Company collective in 1993, staged acclaimed plays by Brad Fraser and directed The Dwarfs by Harold Pinter, adapted from his very first novel, for the NATHDA Drama Festival, winning First Prize.

He set up Brighton-based Mad Dog Films in 1998 and has produced, written, directed and edited several short films including And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, The Launch, Newton's Cradle and Acid Rain, which entered festivals worldwide and has been broadcast on Sky TV networks.

Martin also directed the original pilot of Ideal, which spawned the long-running successful BBC comedy series starring Johnny Vegas.

He attended the Raindance 22 Steps Story Structure workshop and has written feature spec scripts including the adapted screenplay of the book The Hitman Diaries.

Through his experience as an art director for international Blue Chip clients, Martin has also written and directed commercials for Clinton Cards, MGM and Access Bank, music videos including one for James frontman Tim Booth, corporate videos for Unilever, The F.A, Carlsberg, William Hill, Beaulieu Abbey and The International Property Awards.

Martin was appointed director on the Digital Shorts Award Scheme by Screen South with the project Stranded in 2010, completing a series of workshops with The Script Factory.