Eden Martinez is Lower East Side-born, Queer, Puerto Rican-American filmmaker who's work explores intersectionality and identity through documentary and magical realism. (Obviously.) She is a self-taught writer, director, editor, and producer.
Initially Mentored by Alex Karpovsky (Girls) and Chris Chan Roberson (NYU), Eden spent the subsequent decade dipping her toe into - okay, diving headfirst into - production; learning the ropes by taking every available creative and/or behind-the-camera role available. Once in a while she also wound up in front of the camera (but only when coerced.)
Eden’s breadth of industry knowledge and hands-on set experience has allowed her to hone a directorial style entirely her own. To date, she has produced & directed 4 short films (Cross Training: the Series, Masterpiece, Hannah’s Little Secret, & WBLATL) and her work has screened/garnered awards at festivals such as the Staten Island Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, and YoFi Fest.
In her 8 years of agency experience, Eden worked on countless projects, focusing primarily on docu-style branded content. With @Spot creative, she helmed teams as lead producer & director, and worked with agencies including Ryot Studios, Don Mischer Productions, and Ray Bloch Productions, to name a few.
Other memorable and high profile clients include; Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bloomberg LP, Huffington Post, Kia, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Friends of the Highline, Zeiss, Steve Madden, Carlo’s Bakery, Screenvision, Telemundo, Verizon, Regeneron, Sanofi, 92Y, Facebook, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYU Langone, The Corcoran Group, Nuance Communications, Kyocera, IEEE,
& Celebrities; Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Michael R. Bloomberg, Susan Surandon, Andrea Londo, President Barack Obama, Michael Douglas, & James Lipton.
As an independent producer, Eden’s favorite narrative projects include; Kansas 1989 (Short Film), Petty Cash, Appetite & Make America Great Again (Short Film), & What She Said (Feature).
Most recently, Eden served as a co-leader of Sandbox’s Filmshop & Director’s Workshop, a creative director for Filmshop Exhibition, and as a part of the
development committee for the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. Currently, she is a teacher at Loisaida Arts & Cultural Center’s M.U.J.E.R. Film Production program, and hosted the podcast The Corona Chronicles.
When she is not working (ha!) you can find Eden rock climbing, hiking with her dog Osita, playing basketball, or in a Brooklyn Kitchen debating Jurassic Park’s rightful place as a seminal classic piece of cinematic history.