About Port Pictures & Martina Niland
Founder of Port Pictures Ltd, Martina Niland is a well established Irish Film and Television Producer with close to twenty years’ experience in the industry, acting as Lead Producer and Co-Producer on a vast range of both domestic and international productions. Before establishing Port Pictures in 2014, Martina was a lead Producer with Samson Films, one of Ireland’s long-established feature film producing companies.
In 2018 Port Pictures produced FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY
(WestEnd Sales) with acclaimed Writer/Director, Carmel Winters (‘Snap’).
It had its World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
(Discovery Section) where it received the International Federation of Film
Critics (FIPRESCI) award and then went on to pick up the Audience Award at the Cork Film Festival, where it had its Irish premiere in November that year.
Also in 2018, Martina produced the BBC and RTE six-part Comedy Series, THE YOUNG OFFENDERS (Director Peter Foott/Vico Films Ltd), based on the hugely successful feature film of the same name. It was recently nominated for a prestigious Rose d'Or Award – an international award that celebrates the best in TV.
Martina's most critically acclaimed productions include ONCE (2007) and SING STREET (2016) by Award winning Director John Carney.
ONCE (Summit Entertainment, Fox Searchlight), a modern day musical, won the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. The following year it received an Oscar for Best Original Song and was named Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film went on to become a Tony award winning stage musical.
SING STREET (Film Nation), received widespread critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it had it's world premiere and went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Film (Comedy or Musical) category in 2017.
For a full list of Martina's feature film Production Credits please click here.
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