Joseph Ryan Martinez

– “I love making both documentary and narrative films.  Documentary films are a version of real life, it is my responsibility to make narrative film a combination of both real life and tasteful fiction.”

As a graduate from the Cinema and Photography department at Southern Illinois University, Joseph first worked in Chicago for 13 years at fig Media Inc, before transitioning to Los Angeles in 2016.  He is now a director and producer for McCoy | Meyer in Hollywood, CA.

In the past two years, he has written, produced, and directed over 30 commercials and short films, including his first feature documentary film, entitled “Bear Down” (a deep look at the family relationships amongst diehard Chicago Bears Superfans.)

When he is not producing film work, he attends popular US film festivals including Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, and Toronto.  In his off-time, he enjoys juicing (veggies,) learning Spanish, swimming, and practicing improvisational/ stand-up comedy.