Martin Garde Abildgaard is a writer and director based in Copenhagen.
His debut feature film A BEAUTIFUL CURSE has been screened at 20+ international film festivals and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at
the 31st Cinequest Film Festival (USA), Galacticat Festival de Cinema (ESP) and Paris International Film Festival (FR).
The film is produced by Les Producers in association with Circus Alphaville and Creative Alliance.
Martin is also known for his award winning shorts LOVEBIRDS, FUTURE RUINS, ORGAN and HYPOXIA,
and for his collaboration with the Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei
on the documentary AI WEIWEI AT CYCLADIC.
Within commercials Martin has worked with brands like Sony, BMW, Buick, Acne, Rapha, Vans and Adidas.
Martin has earlier been Head of Development at Danish broadcaster TV 2 and Creative Director in the production company Strix, where he has developed several tv-formats. One of them was BACKTRACK which was sold to re-make in 7 countries.
Martin is a member of Danish Writers Guild and Danish Film Directors.