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Derick Martini

Born in New York City, Martini made his feature film debut as co-writer, producer and actor in the award winning and critically acclaimed independent film, Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999) which won the Discovery award at the Toronto International Film Festival and The Audience Award at The Milan International Film Festival. The film was ... See full bio »

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 2015 A Worthy Man (written by) (pre-production)
  Selling Time (earlier screenplay) (pre-production)
 2015 Bolden! (screenplay) (post-production)
 2014 The Curse of Downers Grove (screenplay) / (co-writer) (completed)
 2010 Louis
 2008 Lymelife (written by)
 2007 Flash Gordon (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pride (2007) ... (written by)
 2006 South Beach (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who Do You Trust (2006) ... (writer)
 1999 Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (screenplay) / (story)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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It was very easy to select Rory Culkin. I don't know if you've seen You Can Count On Me, and Signs, and even in You Can Count On Me he was so young but I really loved that movie, it's one of my favorite movies. The understated performances he gave in both films, and the things he does with his eyes - just his eyes - I just knew that he felt, to me, like one of those actors...he reminds me of a ... See more »


During a Q and A for his critically acclaimed "Lymelife" Martini mentioned he made the film because he wasn't happy with the soft story he wrote for his writing debut "Smiling Fish And Goat On Fire". See more »


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