Garrett Martin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, environmentalist and owner of the production company - VentureLife Films. Martin’s passion lies in the intersection of media and the outdoors, as he focuses on telling engaging, personal and meaningful stories that have an impact.

Martin has worked on four documentaries to date, with his two features, “Unbounded” and “Beyond Travel”, each winning multiple international awards and have screened around the world. His work has also been featured in the Sierra Magazine, Gear Junkie, Lonely Planet, Matador Network and many other publications.

Martin has experience directing, producing, shooting and editing short-form and long-form productions, giving him the expertise to take a project from start to finish. He is currently based out of Asheville, NC as he focuses on producing environmental and outdoor media all along the SouthEast. He’s proud to call Appalachia his home.








Official Selection Wasatch Mountain Film Festival 2019

Official Selection The Adventure Travel Film Festival 2020

Official Selection Morocco Adventure Film Festival 2018

Official Selection NatureTrack Film Festival 2019

Winner Feature-Documentary Cinema World Fest Awards 2016

Official Selection Richmond International Film Festival 2017

Official Selection Creation International Film Festival 2016

Artist Circle The Northern Virginia International Film Festival 2017



Gear Junkie

Matador Network

Hidden Compass

HI Travel Tales


Best World Yet

Featured In


Nature’s Edge

Gear Junkie

No Film School

Adventure Collection Interview Part 1 / Part 2

Travel Tape The Podcast

Sierra Magazine

Lonely Planet

Winchester Star

Backpacker TV

Fringes Folly

Loudoun County Times Mirror