"A Remarkable and Poignant Film
About Her Late Brother."
- NewFilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives
See the Filmmaker's Guest Shot on "Who's The Boss" in September on E! "TV Tales".
Mart-Face is Featured in Movie Maker Magazine's Debut Column On Location NYC.
Fall Issue, Available 22 October 2002
Scorsese on Cover.
Mart-Face is now listed on IMDB.com.
If you missed "Mart-Face" in Ohio, New York, and Atlanta,
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by Leslie Chain
"Mart-Face" is my Down's Syndrome, brother, Marty, about whom I've written a song, a book, and done a documentary feature film: All entitled, "Mart-Face".
I don't think any animal or human who has met Marty will ever forget him. And I want everyone to meet my brother, "Mart-Face".
Marty/Mart-Face once did stand-up as Phyllis Diller. He was brilliant. The audience laughed, cried, cheered, and gave him a standing ovation.
My brother was a gift to me in this life I feel compelled to share with the world since his death, 17 September 1999.
I hope to establish The Mart-Face Foundation for culture vulture tours and animal affection expeditions for people like my brother.
Mart-Face expected miracles. Mart-Face got miracles. "Mart-Face" is miracles.
"Mart-Face" was given his own cinema, film festival, limo, and website (www.Mart-Face.com) in Ohio in June of 1999.
"Mart-Face" has since screened at New Filmmakers at Anthology Film Archives, New York, in January of 2001.
"Mart-Face" was invited to screen at the debut of The Dahlonega International Film Festival, in Atlanta, in June of 2001.
"Mart-Face" is a deeply moving and inspiring film, which deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.
David Maquiling, Filmmaker, "Too Much Sleep"
"Mart-Face" is a very sincere film about something that's real.
Barney Oldfield, Producer
"Mart-Face" is incredible. I want everyone to see this film. You'll laugh. You'll cry. And I can promise you this: You'll never forget "Mart-Face".
Louie Free - The Louie Free Show, WASN Radio
MART-FACE is a wonderful documentary. A very, very moving and tender film done as only a sibling could do.
Leslee Scallon - Founder, DANCES WITH FILMS
"Mart-Face" is in God's Hall of Fame.
Jim Tressel - Former YSU Football Coach
"Mart-Face" is touching ... "outsider-art" ... a lesson to any filmmaker.
Jerome Poynton - Swiss Effects
"Mart-Face" should be required viewing for every woman who tests positive for Down's Syndrome on her amniocentesis."
Loretta Culwell - Chemistry Technical Specialist
A very creative, original film. "Mart-Face" is a beautiful tribute to Mart-Face.
Carol Dean - Studio Film and Tape
He lived a very difficult life better than anyone could have.
John Kenley - Kenley Players
"Mart-Face" evokes a strong, emotional response, as well as enlightenment. A lovely film.
Dawn Evans - Psychologist and Writer
Leslie Chain ~ Filmmaker/Sister
(The Filmmaker is a Member of The International Documentary Association; The Independent Feature Project; A.E.A.; S.A.G.; A.S.C.A.P.; D.G.I.; and the S.S.D.C.)
See Filmmaker's work as a performer here.
Click on image above, see frames 13-21.
We Love You
© 1999-2003 Leslie Chain