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CAVE LETTERS IS THE CREATIVE STORYTELLING POD OF MARTIN ROMANELLA. HIS HAUL INCLUDES AWARDS AT CANNES, BERLINALE, ROTTERDAM, INCAA, SAN SEBASTIAN AND THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. HIS CONCEPTS AND SCREENPLAYS HAVE BEEN OPTIONED AND SOLD IN MANY COUNTRIES.
HE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA AND THE SPANISH SCREENWRITER’S GUILD.

FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE AT CINECITTÀ STUDIOS TO AN ASTRONAUT WALKING ON THE MOON IN THE BARCENAS DESERT. FROM THE ROYONG JUNGLE TO A GHOST TOWN IN THE UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BACKLOT. MARTIN HAS HONED HIS DIRECTORIAL CRAFT WITH ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING CINEMATOGRAPHERS AND A-LIST TALENT; HE KNOWS WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T, BE IT A PAGE IN A SCRIPT OR A SCENE ON A FILM SET. THIS GIVES HIM THE FREEDOM, AS A WRITER, TO LET HIS CREATIVITY LEAD THE WAY, SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS AND ISN’T POSSIBLE WITH THE BELOW-THE-LINE FIGURES IN MIND.

CAVE LETTERS IS A PARTNER OF VINCENT (WWW.VINCENTCONTENT.COM), A CONTENT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY SPECIALISING IN FEATURE FILMS AND SERIES BASED OUT OF BUENOS AIRES AND WORKING ACROSS LATAM TO BRING POWERFUL STORIES TO LIFE – STORIES THAT RESONATE WITH BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH-SPEAKING AUDIENCES.

MARTIN’S SCREENPLAYS INCLUDE MALAMBO (2020, FEATURE MOVIE) OPTIONED BY ARGENTINACINE, NINE LETTERS (2020, TV SERIES) OPTIONED BY SPHERE CONTENT, FROST FAIR (2019, FEATURE MOVIE), WRITTEN FOR UK PRODUCTION COMPANY ZEN ARTS LIMITED, A THOUSAND TIMES NO (2019, TV SERIES), SPINNER (2017, FEATURE MOVIE), CHOOSE! SANDALS OR SOCKS (2014, FEATURE MOVIE), LOS HOMBRES NO LLORAN EN EL BAÑO (2012, FEATURE MOVIE), CIUDADES DORMITORIO (2005, FEATURE MOVIE), FUNERAL ETIQUETTE (2004, SHORT) AND CANDELA (1998, SHORT) AND A SCRIPT COLLABORATION ON KAREN BLIXEN´S THE IMMORTAL STORY (FEATURE MOVIE) WHICH WAS ALSO ADAPTED BY ORSON WELLES IN 1968, TO BE DIRECTED BY DANIEL ROSENFELD AND PRODUCED BY HISTORIAS CINEMATOGRAFICAS.

HE HAS WRITTEN TWO NOVELS, EL ARCÁNGEL DE RIVERA (1996), KEEMA (2000), AND ¡OIGA BIEN!, A SHORTY STORY COLLECTION PUBLISHED IN SPAIN BY CALIGRAMA IN 2017. HIS WORK HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR ANTHOLOGIES SUCH AS BUENOS AIRES NO DUERME, PUBLISHED BY EUDEBA IN ARGENTINA.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

EL BOBO DEL PUEBLO (2021, TV SERIES) CO-WRITTEN WITH DIEGO VIVANCO, CONFESSION (FEATURE MOVIE) adapted screenplay from the novel “Confesión”, written by Martin Kohan, for production company Argentinacine. MEJOR NO ME DES NADA (2021, TV SERIES) CO-WRITTEN WITH DIEGO VIVANCO, ZORRO (2021, MINI-SERIES) FOR VINCENT CONTENT, FOLLOWERS (2021, FEATURE MOVIE), 13,000 KM AWAY (2021, TV SERIES) FOR VINCENT CONTENT, UNKNOWN (2020, MINI-SERIES) FOR VINCENT CONTENT, HERRERA WINGS (2021, FEATURE MOVIE) FOR NEW FOLDER PRODUCTIONS, NUNCA DIGAS LO QUE HAS VISTO (2021, TV SERIES) FOR ROSINANTE.

AS A DIRECTOR, MARTIN IS REPRESENTED ACROSS EVERY CONTINENT. HE HAS DIRECTED HUNDREDS OF COMMERCIALS OVER THE LAST TWO DECADES, WINNING SOME OF THE INDUSTRY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS AND WORKING WITH THE WORLD’S LEADING ADVERTISING AGENCIES AND MEDIA GROUPS.
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BORN IN BUENOS AIRES, MARTIN ROMANELLA HAS LIVED IN LONDON, LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK AND VIENNA, AND IS NOW BASED IN MADRID. HE GRADUATED IN FILM FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES AND NYU.

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Nine Letters

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MINISERIES – ANTHOLOGICAL, PERIOD, HOLLYWOOD – DERIVATIVE

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SERIES – DARK COMEDY, SUPERNATURAL, YA, BASED ON REAL EVENT

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Frost Fair

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FEATURE MOVIE – SUPERNATURAL, DRAMA, XVII CENTURY – ORIGINAL IP

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Malambo

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FEATURE MOVIE – DRAMEDY, SUSPENSE, CRIME

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