Danny Geraldo Martinez ‘06 is a local filmmaker, screenwriter, musician, and a St. Anthony Catholic High School alum . At age five, Danny was enrolled in Catholic school attending St. Peter Prince of the Apostles. Throughout middle school, Danny developed a passion for music and film, which he devoted much of his time to. While a student at St. Anthony Catholic High School, he played drums in the school's Jazz Band all four years under music instructor, David Parker.
Influenced by Film Director and St. Anthony alum Robert Rodriguez ('86), Danny ultimately decided to pursue a career in screenwriting and directing after his first encounter with Rodriguez at a Homecoming football game in 2006. Danny graduated St. Anthony that same year, and then went on to study film and liberal arts at San Antonio College where he earned an Associates of Arts in Radio TV Broadcasting.
In 2010, Danny volunteered at Milne Acting Studios, assisting and filming the acting workshop classes instructed by veteran coach, Brad Milne. While spending a few months at the studio, Danny met and worked alongside fellow local filmmaker, Mason Hunsicker. Both heavily influenced by the work from filmmakers such as Christopher Nolan, David Lynch, and Quentin Tarantino, Danny and Mason began to collaborate story ideas for short and feature films.
In 2011, Danny landed a Production Assistant job in the independent feature film, "Mission Park" directed by Bryan Ramirez starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Vivica A. Fox, and San Antonio's own Jesse Borrego. In 2014, Danny also worked as a P.A. in the independent feature, "Marfa Girl II", directed by acclaimed independent filmmaker, Larry Clark (Kids, Bully).
In 2015, Danny and Mason helped form 50mm Productions, an independent film company alongside fellow friend and producer, Roberto Viejo. 50mm Productions won their first Best Film award at the 2016 San Antonio 48hr Film Festival for their short film. In September 2017, 50mm Productions won their second consecutive Best Film award yet again at the San Antonio 48hr Film Festival for their action mockumentary, "A Rose Can Draw Blood." The film will be screened in Paris, France at the 2018 Filmapalooza 48hr Project Film Festival.
Danny is currently working alongside Mason and producer Roy Hunsicker on their next independent feature film currently titled, "Cardinals".
If it wasn't for St. A I seriously would not of gotten here.
Danny G Martinez '06