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Martin Reid


Current Work Details

What I do

Practical Special Effects and Specialist Props


MReidSfx/Sp Ltd

Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Script writing, Design and Making

Resources / Expertise

See above


Paid Work or Collaboration

Shooters Q&A

Films I wish I had made

October. The Seventh Seal. Funny Games.

I cried watching

Manchester by the Sea. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Leaving Las Vegas

I left the cinema during

Cocoon, duties as an Usher. I eventually watched the entire film (in sections), during its full run at the Odeon, Leicester.

Directors I love

Denis Villeneuve. Jane Campion. Peter Greenaway. Ingmar Bergman. Michael Hannake.

Actors I admire

Harvey Keitel. Timothy Spall. Lauren Bacall. Jennifer Lawrence.

Writers I respect

Graham Greene. Kazuo Ishiguro. Christopher Marlowe.

My desert island discs

Boatman’s call. Anoushka Shankar

Books I have given my friends

Les Grande Meaulnes, House of Spirits, 100 years of solitude.

My death row meal


The best thing I own

A Narrowboat.

My Work & Credits