ABOUT MARTHA TRAER

Martha was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in the Midwest and Southern California on ballet, Motown, and musicals from the “Golden Age” of Hollywood. Consequently, the blending of music, image, and movement has always been a passion of hers.

She decided to formalize her study of film and editing by enrolling with UC Santa Cruz’s Film and Digital Media program, eventually being accepted to the school’s selective Production Concentration. During this time she also lived briefly in Budapest, Hungary, attending classes at the Eötvös Loránd University and taking time to travel throughout the Balkans.

Since 2009, Martha has been living and working in San Francisco, developing a particularly close connection to the Bay Area’s dynamic art scene. Her works have been featured on sites of many important venues through the city including Hi Fructose, Fecal Face, 111 Minna, and Temple Nightclub.

Martha’s film work is defined by a unique sense of pacing which is pleasantly at odds with the frenetic cuts more commonly seen in the mainstream. Her connection to the subject also comes across in her intimate shots and compositions.