Martin Rosen is an American-born producer and director known for his work in film, television, theater and animation. Rosen directed the film adaptation of Watership Down (1978) from the Richard Adams novel.
Rosen first produced the Canadian feature A Great Big Thing (1968) and later co-produced Ken Russell’s film version of Women in Love (1969), which won Academy Awards for Glenda Jackson (actress) and Billy Williams, (cinematography).
He was originally the producer of Watership Down but took over as director after John Hubley fell back and died, he also wrote the screenplay for it. This was the first of two novels by Richard Adams he adapted. In 1982 he also produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for another animated feature based on an Adams novel, The Plague Dogs (1982). Rosen produced Smooth Talk (1986), which won the Sundance Grand Prize. His last film as director was Stacking (1987). His last project as producer was the animated Watership Down TV series in… read more
Devastating. From the same folks that brought A Watership Down to screen, a film that terrified children and left Donnie Darko unimpressed. Here is a much darker and serious film, one that has us follow two normal dogs struggle to survive the outside world beyond the animal testing facility they had both escaped. The journey is both touching and tragic; one in which peace and freedom are lastly found only in death.