Byron A. Martin is one of Canada's top producers specializing in film, television and documentary production. In addition to producing award-winning films under his company Byron A. Martin Productions Inc., he has managed productions for many of Hollywood's major studios, networks, and leading producers.
To date, he has produced projects for Disney, Sony, Universal, Turner, Bell Media, DHX, Lifetime and Crown Media. Byron has managed and produced over three-hundred million dollars in production in over 30 countries. Over his career, he has managed numerous feature films for some of Hollywood's leading producers including Jerry Bruckheimer, Sam Raimi, Raffaellla De Laurentis, Laurence Mark, John Singleton, Mark Canton, Lauren Shuler Donner, Dick Wolf, Ralph Winter and Don Carmody.
In 2011, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (3D) was awarded The Golden Reel Award earning over $280 million worldwide making it the most successful feature film in Canadian history. From THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, LAND OF THE DEAD, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE (3D) to AMERICAN PIE presents BETA HOUSE and AMERICAN PIE presents THE NAKED MILE, Byron has a tremendous scale and scope of production experience.
Corporate Vision Magazine honoured his company with a Canadian Business Award naming it BEST CANADIAN PRODUCER 2019.
In 2017 Softech's annual Gaming & Entertainment Awards honored Byron with BEST INDEPENDENT PRODUCER - CANADA.
In 2016, TMT News honoured Byron with an Entertainment Award naming him BEST INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER - CANADA.
In 2001, Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman presented Byron with a BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD for his "tremendous achievements and contributions to the economic prosperity of the greatest City in the World."
Byron Martin has produced numerous award winning films, twice receiving the coveted Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award. His film ADDICTION won the Great Canadian Shorts contest and CBC Telefest Awarded him Best Long Non Documentary for EVIL UNDERGROUND. The project was also Ryerson University’s selection for the Student Academy Awards.
Byron has produced over 100 hours of television and has filmed documentaries in over 30 countries.
Under his production banner, Byron A. Martin Productions Inc., he has produced numerous award-winning feature documentaries including the international award-winning feature TOMORROW'S POWER, a social justice based project filmed in Germany, Gaza and Colombia that deals with communities around the world transforming their environments through social change. MANCATION, award-winning director Jim Donovan's premiere social documentary on a five men sailing trip. Writer/Director Amy Miller's GAZA: HEALTH UNDER SIEGE, an in-depth look at life behind the wall. THE CARBON RUSH, a film that examines the disturbing impact of the carbon offset market on indigenous communities around the world. The film is narrated by Daryl Hannah (Montréal actress Karine Vanasse - French version), it screened at over 100 festivals, sold around the world and Red Deer Press published a book based on the movie, which is available in bookstores throughout North America.
ELEVEN, is his most recent feature documentary, it follows eleven young players from around the world who line up for one of the most extraordinary games in soccer history in front of 32 of the greatest soccer legends and thousands of fans. In PLASTIC vs PLANET writer/director and Sundance award-winner Greg Reitman highlights the impact of plastic pollution on both humans and sea-life, and the need for global transformation.
Additional documentary credits include SIDS: A SPECIAL REPORT, NO TIME TO WAVE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN WICKS and THE GREAT RUN OF CHINA. He produced both the 40th and 50th Directors Guild of Canada annual celebrations, shorts that were presented at the Directors Guild Awards.
Since 2017, Byron has served as the Hub of PRO (The Producers Roundtable of Ontario), an organization that represents about forty feature film producers. The organization is a member of FilmOntario. Over the years, he has served on the Film Liaison Industry Committee (FLIC), an advisory committee that acts on Toronto City Council's policy regarding support and encouragement for the film and television industry. In 2001, as part of the International Year of Volunteers, Toronto's Mayor, Mel Lastman honoured Byron with special recognition for his "Outstanding Contribution as a Volunteer". For almost fifteen years, Byron served on both the Directors Guild of Canada National Executive Board and Ontario District Council as the Location Caucus Representative, later serving on Ontario's Board as Secretary/Treasurer, 2nd Vice Chair, and 1st Vice Chair.
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Byron has guest lectured at the following Universities & Colleges and is a CMPA STAR Producer Coach: