Martin Reyes

My Story

Born on March 13, 1992 in Mesa, AZ I actually grew up in Queen Creek with my mother and stepfather. In this small town which grew to include a Walmart and Target after we moved there, was where I attended high school and really got into theatre. I was never a lead, but I was always involved and I enjoyed the rehearsal and behind the scenes aspect of all of it.

One of my most vivid memories of film came about when I was a little older. My stepdad was on his way home from a business trip and my mom was home with me and I really wanted to watch Kill Bill. At the time my mom thought the movie was a little adult for me but my stepdad talked her into letting me watch it. I remember her telling me that I sat there enthralled by it and still to this day it is one of my favorite films of all time.

I eventually went on to go to school at Arizona State University where I started my education as a Biology major, but I had always loved film and TV. One day, as I was preparing myself to move into a house with three girls, I wrote a pilot for a television show I had thought of based on my upcoming experiences. In a day I had finished the pilot and by the end of my second semester at ASU, after my first screenwriting class, I had changed my major.

While at ASU I took as many writing classes as possible whether it be screenwriting, playwriting, poetry, or just creative writing...I loved it all. I've always loved writing and it was an outlet for me growing up. Neither Pain Nor Outcry was my first short film to be made. It was written for a sex and violence class and dealt with an assisted suicide for a sick friend. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the film, but the experience of being on set, seeing the film come to life was exhilarating.  

By the time I graduated I had completed numerous shorts, 2 original television scripts, a spec script, and a feature length but it wasn't until fall of 2015 when film took off for me. I met the the production group Lethal Hobo Productions and began creating films with them. 

I continue to write all types of screenplays in hopes of eventually making screenwriting my living. Film is a passion of mine and I don't think it will ever not be.