Martin Torgoff is a multi-talented writer, director and producer who has worked on a variety of projects in the entertainment industry. He is best known for his work in the documentary film and television genres.
Born in New York City in 1957, Torgoff began his career in the entertainment industry as an editor for the New York-based production company, Fresh Air Productions. This experience led him to a position as a director for the cable television network Home Box Office (HBO).
At HBO, Torgoff had the opportunity to work on numerous critically acclaimed documentaries, including “America Undercover” and “The Last Days of Disco.” His impressive body of work earned him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Nonfiction Program in 2000.
In addition to his work at HBO, Torgoff has also directed a series of documentaries for the History Channel, including “The History of the Blues” and “The History of Rock & Roll.” His documentary “Can’t Find My Way Home: America in the Great Depression,” earned him a Peabody Award in 2006.
In 2009, Torgoff wrote and directed his first feature film, “The Good Guy.” The film starred Alexis Bledel and Scott Porter, and was well received by critics and audiences alike.
He then went on to write and direct “The Delivery Man” (2011) and “The Last Keepers” (2013). He also executive produced the television series “The Middle” (2009-2018) and “Mozart in the Jungle” (2014-2018).
Torgoff is currently working on a documentary about the life of the legendary musician John Lennon, titled “John Lennon: The Final Chapter.” The film is set to release in 2020.
Martin Torgoff’s impressive body of work has earned him tremendous respect in the entertainment industry. He is a master storyteller, able to bring complex stories to life with his unique vision and direction. His films have been praised for their emotional depth and thought-provoking content. He is a true talent who is sure to continue to make a lasting impact in the entertainment industry.