Media Rising Productions
Kirsten A. Martin, Producer/Photographer
Kirsten leads Media Rising Productions with 15 years of broadcast and over 25 years of collective media experience. She honed her skills as a visual storyteller through the many years in the trenches of broadcast news. She later freelanced for clients ranging from Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies to WGBH and ESPN.
Her lifelong passion and work as a stills photographer remains the eye and soul in every project, every frame – from Asia, Central America, Europe, Canada and Cuba. Kirsten got an early bug for traveling from a 6 week project as the photographer for an archaeological excavation in Portugal. She has since traveled with a business group as a photojournalist to document international relations in Cuba and to Japan documenting a sculptor. Her stills have also been exhibited in juried art shows as well as magazine and newspaper publications.
Kirsten went on to produce independent video and work as the director of photography for projects supporting education, human interest stories and social justice efforts. She describes herself as a media activist whose work can effect positive social change.
Kirsten directed, produced, shot and edited documentary for the Department of Education and independent projects for the National Conference for Community Justice, Women in Film and Video, Big Sister Association, Boston Partners in Education. Her work for the Twin Cities PBS intimately highlighted a fly-fishing retreat for women with breast cancer, Casting for Recovery.
She was the North American DP for the feature documentary Our Own Private bin Laden, premiering at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and winning Best Foreign Documentary and Best Film of the Festival at the 2006 European Independent Film Festival in Paris, among others.
Kirsten brings her talent as an award winning videographer and director of photography to task on her current film project, 21st Century Births. She is thrilled to direct a project of immense importance concerning women and babies.
She has Emmy award winning video in investigative reports, Boston, two Emmy nominations for her work in Children’s programming, Providence, and is a 1999 Communicator Awards winner and 2000 Tele Award winner for an industrial video, Agilent Technologies: Mission Ultrasound.