Martin Bell - Chronological list of films:


American Heart
A father and son story based on an original idea by Peter Silverman, Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell.  Starring Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong.  An Avenue Pictures presentation, 113 min, Jeff Bridges won The Independent Spirit Award, 1992

Hidden in America A proud father loses his wife, his job, his house and is unable to stop the downward spiral long enough to find a way to feed his children.  Starring Beau and Jeff Bridges, Shelton Dane, Bruce Davison, Jena Malone, Alice Krige and Frances McDormand.  A Showtime Networks Inc presentation.  90 min, 1996 Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television, 1996. Beau Bridges, nominated for the 3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild for outstanding performance by a male actor in Television movie or mini series, 1996. Nominated for three Emmy Awards, 1996: Beau Bridges for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini Series or a Special; Frances McDormand for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or a Special; James Bagdonas for Outstanding Cinematography in a Mini Series or a Special.

Strong Enough Sheryl Crow video 1994

Director, Co Producer, Editor & Cinematographer

A film that interviews 76 high school seniors on prom night. These interviews were conducted in 12 high schools across the United States between 2006-2009

Alexander This film was commissioned by the National Museum of Iceland in 2006.  It follows the story of a charismatic eleven-year-old disabled boy named Alexander and his parents, Steinunn and Palli.  Alexander’s world is filled with many beautiful, emotional, and unexpected moments.

 Twins A revealing look into the relationships of twins. The film was produced during the “Twins Days Festival” in Twinsburg, Ohio 2002

Erin A look at what became of "Tiny" one of the Seattle street kids in the film Streetwise. The film consists of material shot in 1983, 1991 and 2004. The film shot in 1991 was titled Tiny at 20 and was awarded a silver medal in the International Film & Television Festival of New York 1991

Director & Cinematographer

A comprehensive study of runaway children on the streets of Seattle.  Nominated for an Academy Award, 1985

A Matter of Trust A personal view of two cultures meeting through the eyes of American musician Billy Joel during the early days of Glasnost.  It aired on ABC in 1988.

Circus of Dreams A story from the Indian Circus which follows the training and life of a child contortionist.  A National Geographic Explorer Film.  1993  Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Informational or Cultural Programming 1994

Marillion: Recital of the Script Marillion's legendary show at Hammersmith Odeon, London, 18th April 1983.


Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
1980 Movie
The Making of Superman the Movie TV
The Making of A Bridge Too Far TV
The Tigris Expedition - Thor Heyerdahl TV
Among the Wild Chimpanzees – Jane Goodall TV
Balloon Safari - Alan & Joan Root TV