Andrew Kenneth Martin

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Andrew Kenneth Martin is a Canadian born actor, director, photographer, cinematographer and visual artist. A native of Waterloo, Ontario, he is perhaps best known for appearing in the series Train 48 (2003-2005) as Charles Lucas West-Matheson (Lucas West).

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Martin trained at the National Ballet School of Canada in 1983, and attended film school at the University of Western Ontario and at Sheridan College. As an actor, he appeared in three films, one video and a number of TV series between 2000 and 2006, including his stint on Train 48.

Behind the camera, he made a short subject, The Colleague, where he experimented with digital technology, and produced, edited and acted in Blocked in 2002. Martin's first feature film was Magnus Opus The Movie, an improvised mockumentary about a tortured performance artist and his messianic mission to inspire the world of art, which Martin co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and co-edited with Gordon Currie, with Andrika Lawren as the third collaborator. Martin was also the (sole) cinematographer. Magnus Opus (its title including a possibly intentional error for Latin magnum opus) was an official selection at the Philadelphia Film Festival and made its Canadian debut at the Canadian Filmmakers' Festival in Toronto where it won the Reel Indie Award in 2006.

Next, Martin was director and director of photography for an experimental music video for Raoul and the Big Time, Cold Outside, which has been getting regular rotation on COOL TV. In television, Martin directed episodes of Train 48 and Chris & John's Road Trip!, a half-hour reality comedy series debuting in 2005 on OUTtv.

Martin optioned a script to Random Harvest in the UK in 2003, and is working on his third feature film script. He was the cinematographer for Redeemed Believer’s Banquet Hall, a dark comedy released in 2004, and one of a team of cinematographers for Jeff Stephenson's Hamlet (Solo) in 2007.

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