Thank you for taking the time to read Somerset filmmaker Martin Hill’s bio. A Somerset Filmmaker specialising in the art of storytelling. Before creating Autumn Films, Martin was a full-time commercial photographer, With over 15 years of experience. During that time his photography took him on many wonderful commissions around the world. Prior to becoming a photographer, Martin served over 10 years in The Royal Marines.
It was in 2016 that Martin was gifted the opportunity to explore his love and fascination of filmmaking. He was lucky enough to be accepted onto a prestigious filmmaking program in the USA with production company Muse Storytelling. Along with 30 other filmmakers from different corners of the globe, he set off to Portland, Oregon on a storytelling and filmmaking adventure. This six-month experience galvanised his love of making films and has fired his passion even further. It also enriched his knowledge of the art of storytelling and how to connect and move an audience.
Working with the multi Emmy award winning team from Still Motion was a real blessing and took his filmmaking knowledge and skills to a whole new level. A level of expertise that he can offer clients of the non profit or business world. For further information please contact me on 07789 750 561.
” Having the opportunity to tell stories and change perceptions is something that really gives me a purpose. It sounds a little corny but as filmmakers we really do have the skills and knowledge to change how we all view the world”.
My Why Story – Martin Hill
I started Autumn Films, an independent film production company, in 2017 after a 15 year career as a commercial photographer. Prior to that I spent 10 years of my life serving Queen and Country with the Royal Marines. Something I’m still very proud of.
Mid 2016 was a watershed moment for me, where I new I wanted to move in a direction from photography to filmmaking, but didn’t know how to go about it. A chance FaceTime call with an old pal, took me on a journey of storytelling and filmmaking!
Plucking up the courage and a real desire for adventure, I started a 4-month film school course with the US based film production company Muse Storytelling. Based in Portland, Oregon it meant time away from the family at times but did change everything. These guys really gave me the confidence to explore my filmmaking ability. Have the power not to be afraid to fail (as long as you learn) and above all go out there make amazing films which make a real difference.
At Autumn Films we work in small teams and sometimes I work alone depending on the size of the project. For larger projects I use a bank of dedicated professionals, all under the guidance and brief of Autumn Films.
If you consider us to be a good fit for your film or video project I’d love to hear from you. I’m always happy to have a no obligation chat to listen to your needs 07789 750 561.
*The film below was shot on location in San Francisco and formed part of a pre production set for a film I was working on with my film school cohorts. It demonstrates the power of speaking out and the connection of good storytelling.