David Martín-Porras


David Martin-Porras is a Spanish filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He has directed several award winning films with stars such as Academy Award-winning actress Regina King (Ray, Southland), Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones (24, Signs) or Latin idol Maria Conchita Alonso (Colors, The Running Man).

His films The Widow, Round Trip and Portrait of a Couple have screened in more than 100 festivals (South by Southwest, Palm Springs, Malaga) and have won coveted honors such as the DGA Student Awards (Latino category) and the Student Academy Awards (National Finalist).His last short film Inside The Box won more than 35 awards worldwide and was nominated to the 2016 Spanish Academy Awards. David has directed two thrillers for Lifetime: Unwritten Obsession with Haley Webb (Teen Wolf) and Danger In The Spotlight with Jessica Morris (Party of Five). His first feature, Stealing Summers, stars James Jagger (Vinyl) and Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie, Daredevil).

He recently released his independent psychological thriller Chain of Death with Ray Wise (Robocop, Twin Peaks), John Patrick Amedori (Dear White People) and Madeline Zima (Californication). David just released his first feature in Spanish Skin In Flames with Óscar Jaenada and Fernando Tejero.

At the moment he is in post production of the his first show for Netflix Smiley. David was selected to be part of Film Independent’s Lab Project: Involve and is one of the episodic directors of the prestigious ABC/Disney Directing Program. David got his MFA in directing at UCLA. David is also an educator. He teaches film directing at UCLA Extension and New York Film Academy and he is a mentor of young filmmakers at OUTFEST.

Short Film “Inside The Box”
Spanish Academy Awards (Goyas) 2016 – Nominated for Best Short Film

Short Film “The Widow”
DGA Student Awards ’10 – Latino Winner

Short Film “Round Trip”
Student Academy Awards ’09 – National Finalist

Fiction feature film “Skin In Flames”
Malaga Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection

Fiction feature film “Chain Of Death”
Fant Bilbao 2019 – Official Selection

Fiction feature film “Stealing Summers”
Valladolid Film Festival 2011 – Official Selection