films by emer martin


“Unaccompanied” is a new short fiction film shot by novelist and filmmaker Emer Martin (Breakfast in Babylon), stars Maria Hayden (Bloom, The Dead), and was produced by Niall McKay and the Media Factory. The movie features novelist Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) as a social worker who finds a traumatized young boy from Africa on the streets of Dublin.



Irvine Welsh’s film Nuts is a dark comedy. Underneath the obvious comic elements, there are bigger issues at play: the much overlooked men’s health issue of testicular cancer, and the closeted racism among Ireland’s middle-class professionals. Ireland is a country that has recently undergone dramatic changes, and the comfortable materialistic world that Dominic has built around himself is about to fall apart. This short film is novelist and screenwriter (Trainspotting) Irvine Welsh’s directorial debut. The film was produced by Emer Martin and Niall McKay.

As Long As I Live

Writer and artist Emer Martin in collaboration with film-maker Liliana Resnick made these abstract and experimental films, rooted in themes that are universal and recognizable. Through technology we formed an artistic partnership. Though we have worked together over the years we have never met again except through our art. I often hoped to have them play side by side in rooms in galleries. The Wild Word is the first time we have had the opportunity to gather these films and present them as an ongoing technological artistic friendship. While they have played internationally at experimental film festivals, it is an exciting moment for us to see them in one place.

We Build Fences

A response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe through words and art of Emer Martin. Europe is taking on a new layer of people. This is a huge population shift in history. How we react to it will define who we are. I wanted to show shifting landscapes and stories that tessellate into something entirely new. I wanted to capture the excitement of the moment as well as the tragedy. My story and paintings depict the fear and dread of change from a static point of view of a settled European who is feeling the terror of metamorphosis. Something entirely new is being born.