Melissa Martin is an award-winning producer/writer director working in independent film and theatre. She is the Producer/Writer/Director of The Bread, My Sweet, a critically acclaimed, award winning, commercially successful independent film. An award winner on the film festival scene,The Bread, My Sweet screened at more than twenty festivals, was a featured film in Chris Gore’s Film Festival Survival Guide, and was released theatrically nationwide. It was distributed worldwide by Fox International, on DVD byUniversal/Screen Media, and on ShowTime, Starz, The Sundance Channel and network television.
Martin is the writer, director, and co-creator of The Honorable (in post-production), a web series featuring David Conrad (star of Ghost Whisperer). Dog Bytes, a web series on which Martin is the writer and director, has garnered international attention, and screened at more than twenty film festivals, among them Berlin and Cape Fear. Flour Baby, a short Martin directed also screened at multiple film festivals. Another short film, Paper Umbrellas, is just beginning its festival life and a brand new web series, I’ll Call You, gathers velocity and great reviews. A pilot, Come With Me, based on the web series, is nearing completion.
Martin directs and writes for live theatre as well; A Steady Rain (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette top 10 of the year) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Post-Gazette top plays of the year) are among her credits. Martin is slated to direct One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in the spring of 2016. She teaches Graduate Screenwriting at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama and Acting for Management for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Management.