Martin Gooch

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Martin Gooch is a British filmmaker,[1] who directed and shot many comedy shorts and has since finished shooting his first feature film Death which premiered at Sci-Fi-London 2012 in the UK and is a 2012 finalist for Hollywood's Feel Good Film Festival in the US. He was born on 6 September 1972.


A number of Gooch's works have involved the British actor Leslie Phillips as the narrator. Other notable names he has directed include Linsey Dawn McKenzie and Emily Booth. He is a two time BBC New Director award winner, with short films screened all over the world including Cannes, Edinburgh, London and also on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Gooch's last few short films include Don't Even Think It! (written by Jasper Fforde and starring Pippa Hinchley, Miranda Hart and Edward Rawle Hicks) and The Gravity of Belief (starring Alexandria Beck and Paul Ready), which was nominated for best film at the 5th London Short film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, and also the Fortean Film festival.

His feature film Death (2012),[2] which won Best Director,[3] features Linal Haft, Emily Booth, Leslie Phillips, Nick Moran, David Wayman, Sarah Jayne Dunn, Ben Shockley and Brooke Burfitt and features music from Roger Taylor of Queen and Paul Humphries of OMD.

His second feature film The Search for Simon premièred at the BFI Sci-Fi London film festival 2013, and went on to win several awards. It stars Carol Cleveland, Sophie Aldred, Chase Masterson, Simon Jones as well as Noeleen Comiskey and Millie Reeves. His third feature film The Gatehouse will be released in 2016.

Gooch also directed Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and Doctors for BBC1, where he met Malcolm Walker who later acted as a Producer on Death (2012).[4]


  1. ^ "Make the most of your passion for movies – Love what you do: film". The Guardian. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Death The Movie", Death, 25 November 2012, retrieved 25 November 2012
  3. ^ "Bram Stoker Horror Film Festival in Whitby UK". Bram Stoker Festival. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  4. ^ Death (2012), retrieved 25 November 2012 Missing or empty |title= (help)

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