Martina Niland

Founder of Port Pictures Ltd, Martina Niland is a well-established Irish Film and Television Producer with close to twenty years’ experience in the industry. During that time Martina has Produced a vast number of feature film and television projects at both a domestic and international level.

Martina is currently in post-production on WILD MOUNTAIN THYME, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (‘Moonstruck’, ‘Doubt’) and starring Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan Jon Hamm and Christopher Walken. HanWay Films are handling International Sales, with Bleecker Street releasing in the US and Liosgate in the UK and Ireland in 2020.

Also, in 2019 Martina acted as producer on the Canadian/Irish film DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN, starring Gabriel Byrne and directed by Matt Bissonnette. Celluloid Dream are acting as Sales Company on the film, which is due for release in the first half of 2020.

Among Martina’s most critically acclaimed productions are Academy Award winning ONCE (2007) and Golden Globe nominated SING STREET (2016) both by Award winning Writer/Director John Carney.

Other films, which Martina has produced include PAVEE LACKEEN (Dir: Perry Ogden), which was selected as one of only seven films from around the world to screen in the International Critics Week sidebar section of the Venice Film Festival in 2005, SNAP (Dir: Carmel Winters) which had its World Premiere’s at the Tribeca Film Festival and FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, which won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Martina also acted as producer on the BBC/RTE six-part Comedy Series, THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (Dir Peter Foott/Vico Films Ltd), based on the hugely successful feature film of the same name. This series was nominated for a prestigious Rose d’Or Award. Series 2 is currently airing on BBC and RTE.

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