Zoey Martinson

Zoey Martinson is an award-winning writer and director for film and theatre. Her work focuses on nuanced stories from the Diaspora. Living in Africa, London, and the USA has given her job a unique lens into the stories she tells. In theatre, she’s written and directed Off-Broadway and internationally. Directed Season 2 Episodes 1-6 of A24’s Ziwe on Showtime, Written & Directed an Episode of Bite Sized Halloween on Hulu that’s nominated for NAACP Image Award 2023. Her award-winning film The Fisherman is streaming on HBO Max. She was commissioned by Tribeca Studio’s to create the short Cupids, for their 8:46 Films premiering at Tribeca Film Festival 2021, airing on BET & CBS and nominated for an NAACP Image Award 2022. TV Movie “Uthandiwe” for South Africa’s DSTV MzansiMagic, Director for ABC/ Disney Discovers Talent,  writer for season 2 of Betty, HBO Max. Her award-winning short film ‘La Oposición’ played at Casa Mexico Program SXSW 2019, distributed by Aspire TV. She is a recipient of the Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship; NYC Mayor’s Film, TV and Theatre grant; and Filmmakers Without Borders grant. Her work has won Diversity at Cannes 2020, been nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, and African Movie Academy Award, featured on BBC World Service and published in five anthologies. She is named one of the 18 Women Making Black History by popsugar.com and listed as an artist to watch by American Theater Magazine.