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With over 40 years experience in media, Martin draws on his wealth of knowledge to provide three services:

  • Creative multimedia and TV project development and production – with special focus on science, technology and medicine.
  • Strategic consultancy in broadband content, online education, interactive learning software and science communication.
  • Lively lecturing, tutoring and mentoring.

Explore this site to view a selection of recent projects or get in touch to discuss new commissions.


Recent Films

  • Blood Curdling

    Blood Curdling

    To assess whether, as has been hypothesised since medieval times, acute fear can curdle blood. 24 healthy volunteers aged ≤30 years recruited among students, alumni, and employees of the Leiden University Medical Center: 14 were assigned to watch a frightening (horror) movie followed by a non-threatening (educational) movie and 10 to watch the movies in reverse order. The movies were viewed more than a week apart at the same time of day and both lasted approximately 90 minutes.

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  • War times  /  Kriegszeit

    War times / Kriegszeit

    John Russell, now in his 90’s, remembers bombing Dresden during the Second War, “we did not think about the people on the ground” he says.  But in the remote part of South West Wales where John lives a ‘little Germany’ has been created since that time.  This was where German prisoners were held during the war, and where the Panzers came for many years from 1961 with their tanks to practice firing.  Special relationships between Germans and locals were formed […]

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  • Goals and schools  /  Fusball und schule

    Goals and schools / Fusball und schule

    Mary-Ann joins a young English football team heading for the German School in Richmond. Journalist Luke Harding explains why our German team will win. English football teams have lost to Germany again and again since the World Cup in 2006… even so, the welcome English fans received in Germany that year, according to former German Ambassador to Britain, Thomas Matussek, made friends of us all.  But back in school, why do the British mainly study the Nazis in their history […]

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  • Why Me? Main film, Dutch version

    Why Me? Main film, Dutch version

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  • Why Me? Short film, Dutch version

    Why Me? Short film, Dutch version

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  • The life and work of Peter Freeth

    The life and work of Peter Freeth

    Martin Freeth is developing an important film about his artist cousin Peter Freeth, RA. Peter talks about his childhood, his influences and his etching techniques, accompanied by his wife Mariolina. NO VIDEO AVAILABLE YET.

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  • Car wars  /  Krieg der autos

    Car wars / Krieg der autos

    May-Ann drives our old camper van, Grace, to a rally in the South of England.  She meets owners of old vans who love their rusty vehicles, but when they took them to Germany our police tried to crush them!  She tells the story of how German cars such as the Beetle have overtaken British car sales since the end of the Second World War.  Most insulting to the British was BMW’s take-over of the famous Mini. “The new BMW Mini […]

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  • The electric future  / Die zukunft der energie

    The electric future / Die zukunft der energie

    In this film Mary-Ann heads North to Newcastle where she meets students building electric racing cars, but they are given less than half of the budgets available to their German counterparts.  In the electric future our targets for switching to sustainable renewable energy are compared with British targets.  Young engineers take Mary-Ann to a wind turbine farm which supplies energy for 40,000 homes.  And she drives a British prototype electric sports car which gets to 100 km/h in less than […]

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  • Stereotypes & Propaganda  /  Klischees und Propaganda

    Stereotypes & Propaganda / Klischees und Propaganda

    Before 1914 our two countries were the best of friends. After all, the UK has a German Royal Family and Queen Victoria’s first language was German. But the family dropped their German name during the First War, and from then on the British Government hired 10,000 people to produce anti-German propaganda. In the Second War Joseph Goebbels was very jealous of their successes.   Mary-Ann takes a river boat to the Royal Museums in Greenwich to look at propaganda produced by […]

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  • On the Edge

    On the Edge

    A young man walks towards the edge of a cliff… Is he thinking of suicide? A young woman approaches him and it turns out she has a very personal connection with the place. Can she persuade him not to jump? ‘On The Edge’ explores key issues in the way the media covers depression and mental illness and asks what we can all do to help in the face of a suicide epidemic. Trailer: A trailer for a short drama about […]

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