nicole films

Nicole Films is a New York City production company created by Edwin Martinez in 2002 to produce and support feature length documentary films, short form fiction and documentary work, and promotional videos for non-profit organizations.

Edwin Martinez is a Bronx-born filmmaker whose work has screened theatrically, nationally, internationally and on major television and news outlets including PBS, ESPN, Fox, CBS, and The New York Times. His first feature documentary To Be Heard was a New York Times “Critics Pick” and labeled “one of the best documentaries of the year.” The film went on to win awards at DOC NYC, Seattle International, Nantucket, San Diego Latino, and Sarasota film festivals among others. Edwin also co-developed and produced The Clemente Effect (El Efecto Clemente), a feature documentary about Roberto Clemente, broadcast internationally by ESPN
Working as an editor, Edwin recently completed the feature-length documentary City of Trees, currently airing on PBS. As a cinematographer he has worked on several feature-length fiction and documentary films including Rachel Is, Leave No Soldier, Las Marthas and What Alice Found (winner, Special Jury Prize, Sundance). After graduating college as a Gates Millennium Scholar he earned a Master’s in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Edwin is currently developing several feature-length projects, including Rooftop Films grantee The Last Doo Wop, while continuing to work as cinematographer, editor, producer, and director of narrative and documentary films for independent, broadcast, educational, and theatrical distribution. Most recently, Edwin recently returned to his alma mater as an Assistant Professor of Film in the SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory.





Personal Statement . Cinematographer, Advisor, Editor
Feature documentary about three NYC students trying against all odds to get into college, dir. Julie Dressner– in post-production.

Out of My Head: The Migraine Project . Cinematographer
Feature documentary about the history and mystery of migraine, dir. by Jacki Ochs, Susanna Styron– in post-production.

The Last Doo Wop . Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Feature documentary about the last days of a local neighborhood deli – in post-production.

Wrigleyville . Co-director, Cinematographer
Hybrid documentary/fiction feature of a Puerto Rican family in rapidly gentrifying Chicago neighborhood – in development.

The Route . Co-producer, Co-director
Feature documentary following 3 Japanese men on their motorcycle pilgrimage along classic Route 66 – in development.


The Messy Truth . Advisor, Editor
2017 election 3-part web series hosted by Van Jones, dir. Brandon Kramer, picked up by CNN

City of Trees . Editor
Feature documentary about struggling to create a green economy in Southeast D.C., dir. Brandon Kramer, PBS Broadcast

The Clemente Effect / El Efecto Clemente . Producer
Feature documentary about baseball player Roberto Clemente, dir. Mario Diaz, ESPN broadcast.

To Be Heard . Producer, Director,  Cinematographer, Editor
Award winning feature documentary about 3 Bronx teenagers struggling to transform their lives, ITVS funded, PBS broadcast, theatrical release.

Las Martas . Cinematographer
Feature documentary about the Martha Washington Society in Laredo, TX., dir. Cristina Ibarra, PBS broadcast.

The Scars of Stop & Frisk . Director, Cinematographer, Editor
New York Times “Op-Doc” on the NYPD "Stop, Question, Frisk" policy's impact on NYC youth, created for Open Society Foundation.

It Hurts . Director, Editor
PSA on music piracy created for the National Crime Prevention Council and US Department of Justice, broadcast nationally on CBS, FOX.

Blow Out. Cinematographer
MFA Thesis film, Columbia University, dir. Berkeley Brady– in post-production.

Oscar de la Renta Tribute . Cinematographer
Short documentary about Oscar de la Renta for Carnegie Hall, dir. Richard Kaufman.

Transition Youth Project . Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Promotional video created for United Way Allegheny County.

Op-Ed: First Words . Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
New York Times online video of Bronx teenagers response to Obama's inauguration.

No You Can't . Editor
Web parody of Will-I-Am's "Yes We Can" video, created for Billionaires for Bush.

Rachel is . Cinematographer, Editor
Feature documentary about a young woman with developmental disabilities finding a new home, dir. Charlotte Glynn, PBS broadcast.

GEAR UP/ENLACE . Producer, Editor
Various organizational and fundraising videos for The Bronx Institute's GEAR UP and ENLACE programs.

Mercy Corps/NetAid . Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
Various organizational videos including HS students lobbying for the Global Campaign for Education.

G.W. Hates Santa . Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Campaign video for the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Hispanacea . Cinematographer
Short parody of Univision's news program Primer Impacto. dir. Fulana

Leave No Soldier . Cinematographer
Feature documentary about veterans healing their wartime psychological traumas. dir. Donna Bassin.

The Circuit . Cinematographer
Television documentary on the gay rodeo circuit. Broadcast on Viacom's LOGO.

What Alice Found . Cinematographer
Award winning feature film about truck stop prostitution. dir. A. Dean Bell.

Eyes Open . Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Short documentary about a young woman's fight with cancer.

Beyond the News: Parenting Adolescents . Producer, Cinematographer
Educational video on parenting, Mennonite Media Ministries.