Jeffrey Martin was born in Berkeley, California. He earned two degrees in philosophy but left his doctoral program to focus on film work in LA. He has been awarded residencies – both as a writer and visual artist – at Schloss Plüschow in Germany, Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Experimental TV Center in New York, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Elsewhere in North Carolina, and other leading art centers. He has published nonfiction in the U.S. and abroad for a number of publications including TANK (UK), TEA magazine and others. His most recent fiction, The Strangeness of Clothes, was published in TANK magazine. His video art, photography, and experimental films have been exhibited in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has also delivered papers and talks on film and digital technology at Carnegie Mellon and University of Virginia and produced commercial videos in music, food, fashion, medicine, nonprofits, and other industries. Jeff wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, My Fool Heart, with a cast of Americana musicians including music legends Merle Haggard, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Charlie McCoy and Jesse McReynolds and award-winning musicians Jim Lauderdale, Justin Townes Earle, and Elizabeth Cook. His documentary, The Way of Dance: Lin Lee Chen and the Legend Lin Dance Theater, produced in Mandarin and English, is in post-production. In his spare time, he enjoys distance swimming and traveling.