MOVIES & VIDEOS THAT MARTIN WORKED ON:

CAN'T SAY THE NAME OF THE MOVIE YET (release maybe 2021 or 2022) - Martin did a vocal recording session at Capitol Records for the Oscar winning team (LA LA LAND movie) of director, Damien Chazelle and composer, Justin Hurwitz.                                   Recording Session Musician.

 

 

NETFLIX - CHAVEZ RAVINE (2021)  Another wonderful film by Director, Richard Montoya (CULTURE CLASH), set to premiere on Netflix in September 2021.

Composer

 

 

BACKSTREET TO THE AMERICAN DREAM (2021) The premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, on August 29, 2021 sold out for this film and 2nd premier was scheduled for September 3, 2021. The premiere is part of the very prestigious "Dances with Films" festival!!! Martin composed and performed all the indigenous music and orchestral music for the animated opening of this film. The film has been in film festivals worldwide since 2017.

Composer and Co-producer/cultural consultant of the animated short. 

 

 

NETFLIX - THE OLD WAYS (2021) This movie premieres on NETFLIX 8/25/21. Martin was hired to produce a variety of sounds, noises and melodic content to be added to Ben Lovett's, the composer, music. Martin sounds also served as sound effects as well. His group also recorded "live" percussion tracks to give a "real" traditional feel. The movie will soon be available in a Blue Ray format and it will include interviews with cast, crew, director, composer and Martin.

Recording Session Musician.& Cultural Consultant

 

 

NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY "CARLOS ALMARAZ - PLAYING WITH FIRE" (2021) Director, Richard Montoya, of CULTURE CLASH placed my instruments on this soundtrack. 

Recording Session Musician                         


 

WINDOW "CAMERAMAN ON LOCKDOWN (2020) Starting in April 2020, during the COVID 19 Pandemic, Brasilian cinematographer, Ivan Cordeiro created a weekly series of 3 minute videos to which Martin would compose music in various styles!

Composer 

 

 

LOVE UP LONG BEACH (2020) Richard Harvey created a video showing the storefront artwork during the BLM protests. Martin composed music in various styles: blues, classical, latin, etc.

Composer

 

 

ESPINADO (2019) a short documentary by Brasilian Cinematographer, Ivan Cordeiro. Martin was featured in this as lead character, voice overs and composer. The film, since it's premiere in Curitiba, Brasil in November 2019 has won a lot of recognition and awards at film world film festivals from Brasil again, Germany, India, Canada, Florida and it was just accepted by the Los Angeles Film Festival 2020.

Composer

 

 

BATEMAN (2019) Brasilian Cinematographer, Ivan Cordeiro, created this movie and Martin composed all the music for it, using influences of Brasilian Afro funk and Indigenous music. Unreleased.
Composer

 

 

CONVICENTE GIL (2015) Martin composed the entire soundtrack on guitar, keyboard, Brasilian/Jazz/Ambient inspired music. This film went to Brasil in Nov 2015.

Composer

 

 

ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE (2015) This PBS Special where Martin played Middle Eastern instruments.                                                                     Recording Session Musician

 

 

WATER AND POWER (2014) Feature movie by Richard Montoya of Culture Clash. This Sundance film entry received rave reviews and they licensed my music. 

Composer

 

 

EL PROLETARIO DE AZTLAN (2014) The Cypress Street Mural Restoration. Martin composed the entire soundtrack for Chicano Master Muralist, Emigdio Vasquez.

Composer

 

 

CIUDAD CELESTIAL (2010) This is a video by a native hip-hop trio, which premiered by MTV. Screen credit. Martin appeared in the film and performed on flutes in the video!  

Recording Session Musician

 

 

SHREK FOREVER (2010) Martin played conch shells on this film.                 

Recording Session Musician

 

 

YEAR ONE (2009) Feature comedy with Jack Black.                                       

Recording Session Musician at Sony

 

 

EL MUERTO (2009) Sundance film entry: sometimes marketed as The Dead One (2009), has gotten consistent airplay on Showtime, HBO, Netflix and Cinemax, especially during 2009-2010 and was Winner at Whittier Film Festival. Actors, Wilmer Valderrama and Tony Plana. Martin walked the red carpet in San Diego Latino Film Festival and at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA and at as many of the premieres he could go to...he was at the question and answers sessions after the movie too! Thank you Javier! Martin did all the weird sounds and Nahuatl chanting throughout the whole movie! So, anything weird you hear it's Martin!                                                       

Recording Session Musician

 

 

HEALERS OF THE MAYA (2008)                                                   

Composer 

 

 

BAD BLOOD, THE HUNGER (2007)                                              

Recording Session Musician

 

 

BURWA DII EBO - THE WIND AND THE WATER (2007)  Another Sundance film entry.      omposer

 

 

SPECIAL OPS FORCE (2003)                                                       

Recording Session Musician

 

 

THE CALIFORNIA MILK ADVISORY (2000-2004) This was a long running commercial on Latino TV channels.                            

Recording Session Musician

 

AMOXTLI SAN CE TOJUAN (2000)                                     

Composer

 

ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) The scene where Morticia and Gomez do the tango, Martin played classical guitar on that!                 

Recording Session Musician

 

TRAVEL VIDEOS (1990)                                                                

Recording Session Musician

 

 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES (1987) Martin appears as a musician in this "jail break" scene

Recording Session Musician

 

CABLE TV CULTURA NUESTRA (1984)                                  

Recording Session Musician

 

 

 

THEATRE WORKS, RECORDING PROJECTS BY OTHER ARTISTS, THEME PARKS & VIDEO GAMES:


2005 to Present - La Virgen de Guadalupe – Dios Inantzin   Composed “Live” soundtrack and "live" foley of Indigenous Style Music for Jose Luis Valenzuela LATC production.

Composer and Performer

 

 

2010 - Healing Drum by Christine Stevens                     

Recording Session Musician & Music Consultant



2008 - Pepe Serna’s “El Ruco Chuco Cholo Pachuco show” Martin composed and performed all the music for Pepe "live", in various styles of music for “live” presentation for veteran Chicano actor, Pepe Serna (Scarface, Car Wash, Man from Reno and more). Composer



2007 - Heroes of Telara” (2010) Foley Sound Efx and Musical Sounds for this new, ultra-modern online game. 

Recording Session Musician


 

1995 - Los Enemigos Martin composed Indigenous Style Mexican Music for the entire production put on by Cal State L.A.'s theatre department.

Composer



1989 - Lost River Delta for Tokyo Disney Resort – Japan. Martin worked with composer, Brad Kelly.

Recording Session Musician