A Sample of Projects by







Curriculum Vitae



Book Excerpts

Beethoven's Hair

Picasso's War

Out of Silence

The Sorrow of Archaeology



Driving My Father Home


Also Your Neighbor



Excerpt from A Life That Matters by Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D.

Excerpt from Dragons & Violins by David A. Armstrong

Commencement Speech by Steve Poizner

Excerpt from No Apologies by Mitt Romney

Excerpt from Rebel by Nick Nolte



Trailer for Beautiful Faces, English version

Beautiful Faces, English version

Trailer for Two Spirits

Two Spirits






Cold Insight



WorldCF Marketing & Social Media Materials

2019 Digital Field Report

"Freshta" Promotional Video

"Grace" Promotional Video

Appeal to Donors Video

WorldCF Ambassador Alvera PSA

Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio Tribute

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter



Russell Martin, Writing and Filmmaking website

Russell Martin, Writing & Publishing Coach website

Russell Martin, book excerpts and articles at Substack

Beautiful Faces website

Two Spirits website

World Craniofacial Foundation website

Russell Martin at LinkedIn







Russell Martin directed, wrote, and produced the highly acclaimed and

award-winning documentary Beautiful Faces, filmed in Mexico City. He is the

producer and co-writer of the award-winning documentary film Two Spirits and

an award-winning, internationally published author of two critically acclaimed

novels, The Sorrow of Archaeology and Beautiful Islands, as well as many nonfiction

books, including his highly acclaimed book Beethoven's Hair, which has been

published in nineteen international editions and is the subject of a documentary

film of the same name. He has written for Time, the New York Times,

the New York Times Magazine, and National Public Radio.


When Russell Martin was awarded an honorary doctorate by Colorado College,

the citation read, in part, “Mr. Martin offers to general audiences precise and

accurate, but highly readable, studies of extraordinarily complex issues. He does

more: he sees beyond what is already known; he moves beyond synthesis to

new insights. His work is disciplined, analytical, and creative. It is also

profoundly humane."


For four years, Russell served as president of the World Craniofacial

Foundation, the only foundation in the world dedicated to transforming the

faces and renewing the lives of children born with terrible head and face deformities.









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