is an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Pryor Hill Productions, a media production company that excels at creating compelling content by filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds. He is a Sundance Institute Creative Producing Alumni. He’s produced two features that world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Tahir Jetter’s romantic comedy, How to Tell You’re a Douchebag, and Michael Larnell’s debut, Cronies, executive produced by Spike Lee. In 2018, he executive produced Kevin Wilson’s Academy Award nominated short film, My Nephew Emmett. His latest short film, Feathers, by A.V. Rockwell, world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018. He’s produced and directed cultural content about Juneteenth, college football great Charlie Ward, and the world-famous Bethune Cookman University Marching Band. He has worked with established talent including Will Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, DeWanda Wise, and William Jackson Harper.
Marttise received his Bachelor’s in English from Morehouse College and his MFA in Film Production from NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore. He’s been featured on BBC World News Talking Movies and Nofilmschool.com as an emerging producer of ethnically diverse content for film, television and digital platforms. Marttise has taught courses on film production, creative producing, screenwriting, and directing at Brooklyn College, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Ghetto Film School in New York. Marttise is passionate about reimagining African-American cinema that a global audience can identify with and enjoy.
Speaking in BREAKOUT SESSION 2B (1:15 - 2:30 PM)