Melissa Martin

Adjunct Faculty, Dramatic Writing & The John Wells Directing Program

Melissa Martin is an award winning producer/writer/director working in independent film, and theatre. She teaches Graduate Screenwriting and Graduate Directing for Film.

Martin has an MFA from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s Dramatic Writing Program and has taught in the school since 2004. Martin is the Producer /Writer/ Director of The Bread, My Sweet, a critically acclaimed, award winning, commercially successful, independent film.  An award winner on the film festival scene, The Bread, My Sweet screened at more than twenty festivals and was released theatrically nation-wide.  It was distributed world-wide by Fox International, streaming by Universal/Screen Media, and on ShowTime, Starz, The Sundance Channel and network television.  Martin wrote the screenplay for Dear Zoe (Zin Haze Productions/Sadie Sink, Jessica Capshaw)released  11/22.   Martin’s current directing project, Basic Psyche, (an indie feature with Michael Cerveris, David Conrad, and Cotter Smith) is in post-production. Dog Bytes, a web series on which Martin is a writer and director has garnered international attention: the first episode is an award-winning stand-alone short; both it and the full series have screened at more than twenty film festivals, among them Berlin, Cape Fear and Cannes. Flour Baby,a short Martin directed also screened at multiple film festivals. Other work includes Paper Umbrellas (short), I’ll Call You (web series), Come With Me (pilot), The Cookie Table (short), A Weekend in Toronto (short).