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Derick Martini

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Biography

Derick Patrick Martini (born December 2, 1975) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Martini’s film writing credits include the coming of age comedy Lymelife. Lymelife marked Martini’s directorial debut and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008, where it won the International Federation Of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award for best film. Martini also received a “Breakthrough Director” nomination from the 2009 Gotham Awards for the film. As well, the film landed on several major film critic’s “Top Ten Films of 2009” lists. Lymelife was filmed in 22 days and on a budget of 1.5 million dollars. Martin Scorsese, a producer of Lymelife, is a champion of Martini’s work. While promoting the theatrical release of Lymelife, actor Alec Baldwin mentioned that Scorsese is Martini’s “rabbi”.

Martini’s other film credits include “Smiling Fish And Goat On Fire”, written and produced by Martini in 2000, the film also made its premiere at the Toronto… read more

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