Martina Niland is an honors graduate of Communications - Film & Broadcasting and is a well- established film and television producer based in Dublin, Ireland.
Martina’s most recent production is John Carney’s much-anticipated new feature entitled SING STREET, which is due for release in 2016 and stars Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Film Nation is selling SING STREET internationally, with The Weinstein Company looking after it’s release in North America.
Among Martina’s producing credits is Karl Golden's debut feature film THE Honeymooners (2003) and his second feature Belonging To Laura (2009). Martina was a producer of Perry Ogden’s debut feature Pavee Lackeen (2005), which won numerous awards including "Best Irish Film" at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Satyajit Ray Award at the London Film Festival and the IFTA for Best Irish Film. To date, her most critically acclaimed production was John Carney's Once which received the Oscar® for Best Original Song and was named “Best Foreign Film” at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards. Once is sold internationally by Summit Entertainment and was released in the US by Fox Searchlight. In 2009 Martina produced Carmel Winters' first feature, entitled Snap, which had its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, screening in the narrative competition section. Snap also won ‘Best Irish Film’ and ‘Best Irish Director’ at the Dublin International Film Festival. In 2012 Martina also produced – John Carney’s psychological chiller The Rafters, and two co-productions; the comedy/horror Grabbers, which premiered at Sundance and was released in Ireland by Element Pictures and by Sony Pictures in the UK and is sold internationally by SALT; and MILO, a Dutch Irish Co- Production, which won the Young People’s social Cine Club award at the Giffoni Film Festival 2012. Recently Martina produced the films Run & Jump and Stay. Run & Jump was co- written and directed by Oscar nominated Steph Green and won Best Irish Feature and Best Irish First Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2013 and the Silver Spike Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival. Having had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2013, it was then released in North America by IFC / Sundance Selects. Stay, which stars Aidan Quinn and Golden Globe nominee Taylor Schilling in the lead roles, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2013. Gravitas Ventures released it in the USA and Canada in 2014. STAY is being sold internationally by Visit Films.