FRANK ELI MARTIN



I am  a London based documentary director and cinematographer. My films explore the boundaries of the documentary form, and I’m particularly interested in the hallucinogenic and uncanny.

I am a graduate of the Documentary course at the National Film and Television School. 
frankelimartin@gmail.com


Documentary // Commercial



I Am The Immaculate Conception (2024)

London Short Film Festival Official Selection 2024
Big Sky Doc Fest Official Selection 2024
True False Film Festival 2024
DC Dox 2024
Galway Film Fleadh 2024




In 1985, the village of Ballinspittle in Ireland was the site of a mass visionary experience. Worshippers at the local grotto saw the statue of the Virgin Mary come to life. Soon, thousands made the pilgrimage and—for a summer—the phenomenon gripped the country.

Almost forty years later, a handful of local devotees remain, including the statue’s dutiful caretaker Patrick Joseph Simms. Through Simms and a chorus of locals, the film documents both the mystical landscape of rural Irish Catholicism and a terrible darkness beneath its surface.


Director / Cinematographer—Frank Eli Martin   
Producer—Frank Eli Martin and Solomon Golding
Editor—Harry Foster               
Composer—Jean-Marc Eck
Sound Designer—Simon Penayi and Etienne Kompis
Production Manager—Sophie Outhwaite / Ciara McKenna
Colourist—Esther Solomon
Location Sound—Callum Bentley




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