Martin Clark

Writer-director

Scotland, UK

I’m a filmmaker with a wide-ranging experience that moves between documentary, drama and artist’s film. Commissioners include, BBC Scotland, The Glasgow School of Art, Creative Scotland, and Artangel.
In 2014, I co-directed the short film ‘Exchange & Mart’ which premiered at Sundance and went on to play at the Berlinale and other international film festivals. It won Best British Short at Leeds Film Festival, the Audience Award at Glasgow Short Film Festival and was nominated for a Bafta Scotland Award.
In 2019, I wrote and directed the short ‘Jealous Alan’, which premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival and went on to play at Flickerfest in Australia and other international film festivals. It won Best Cinematography at Exit 6, the Audience Award at Kinemastik and was nominated for a Bafta Scotland Award.

Project

Jealous Alan

Alan is 18 and spends his days and nights with best friends Stuart and Angela. They are obssesed with music, have messy hair and wear leather jackets with ripped jeans. Alan is charasmatic but controlling due to an inherent fear of rejection. Stemming from the relationship with his mother Caroline, having him at 16 and leaving him to be raised by his Grandparents.
Alan is confused about his sexuality, he discovers his friends are secretly dating and drunkenly attempts a ménage à trois. It ends badly, causing Angela and Stuart to break up and Alan loses their friendship. Stuart accuses Alan of being gay and humiliates him by crudely trying it on.
Alan visits Caroline and discovers she has a baby. He is devastated and gets beaten up badly. He hobbles home and has an emotional and enlightening converstaion with his Grandmother. The next day he decides to save his friendship and get Angela and Stuart back together…