Freestate Short Film behind-the-scenes close up image of Martha Ferguson, Actor, Director, Executive Producer, and Screenplay Adaptor



Martha is a Canadian director, writer, producer and actor. She began her career at the age of eight, appearing in many commercials as well as many Canadian TV classics. She formed the Bananafish Theatre Co. after university which produced critical hits such as; Dog Poetry, Bananafish: The Album, and This Hotel. In 2000 Martha began making independent films with Thirdthing productions. Short films she has written and directed include The Wet Season, starring Ellen Page, Maury Chaykin and Jackie Burroughs, which was selected to screen at The Vancouver Film Festival, L.A Short Film Festival, and The Montreal World Film Festival; The Crying Booth, which screens regularly on the Bravo! Network; Elbow shots and V for the Splice This! Festival, Toronto.

In 2009, Martha formed Portable Sky Productions focusing on Canadian international co-productions. In 2010, she worked in Harare, Zimbabwe for two years. While there, she co-produced the performance part of the film HIFA: The Harare International Festival of the Arts made for the British Council in Zimbabwe. She was on the Jury for the International Images Film Festival of Zimbabwe (IIFF) for two years; and, wrote the feature screenplay for The Platform. Feature film scripts, The Love School Project and The Platform are currently in development.

Martha Ferguson Freestate Filmmaker notes