Screenwriter/ Director / Producer
Martin Guigui is an award winning Filmmaker and Grammy nominated music Producer. Guigui has directed 8 Features, written 16 screenplays, and Executive Produced over a dozen films. Guigui has also produced over 30 music albums. Guigui’s long- standing relationships with Hollywood’s biggest studios 20th Entertainment, Warner Bros, Lions Gate, Concord Records, Capital Records, Universal Music Group, Magnolia Pictures, to name a few, have allowed for him to independently make A-list quality movies and music while partnering with Hollywood’s top companies for world-wide distribution. Martin is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures and Old School Records. He has spent the last decade working with writers and staff to develop, produce and distribute feature film, documentary and television projects. Century Fox, Image/Sony
Movies and musicality
Guigui wrote his first feature film “My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding” which he directed and starred in with Dom DeLuise and Debbie Gibson. Tooted by Rolling Stone as the “Spinal Tap of wedding receptions” the culty favorite won critical acclaim “Best Comedy” and “Audience Favorite” awards at festivals worldwide. Guigui went on to direct “Changing Hearts” (Faye Dunaway, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Ian Sommerhalder) critical acclaim Golden Globe consideration in three categories including “Best Song”. Martin directed the award winning “Swing”, National Lampoon’s “Cattle Call”, indie cult classic “Benny Bliss & The Disciples Of Greatness”, Dennis Quiad’s psychological thriller “Beneath The Darkness”. Most recently Guigui wrote and Directed “The Bronx Bull” starring Joe Mantegna, Paul Sorvino, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Tom Sizemore, Natasha Henstridge. Martin’s wrote and will Direct passion project “Sweetwater” about the first African American to play in the NBA, stars James Caan, Nathan Lane, Wood Harris and Ludacris.
Giving in Los Angeles
Guigui is a member of the DGA, WGA, SAG, NARAS, ASCAP, a Grammy voting member, a skilled composer in Independent Films & children’s TV. Guigui has received numerous songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, Caesar Award, Estabrook Award, Best Director USA Film Festival for “Swing”, which also won “Best Music” at Park City Music Film Festival, twice honored by City Of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to music education. He regularly performs concerts with some of music’s greatest artists including Billy Gibbons, Jose Feliciano, Daryl Hall, Smokey Robinson, Bret Michaels, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Lucinda Williams, Joan Osborne, Bo Didley, Grace Potter, Phish, Jake Owen, Kris Allen and contributes to HonorVet, Prevention Of Child Abuse, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Rock For Diabetes, Cancer research.