Door Knob Films

Dr. Maurice MartinezAbout the Artist:
Maurice Martinez’s work as a filmmaker is focused upon social justice and the documentation of African American History. In particular, he documents the experiences and stories of Black people and persons of color that have been either omitted or distorted in the pages of mainstream American history. It is the intent of his films to inform, clarify, and present truth from an indigenous perspective, as found in the titles of his documentaries: Too White to be Black, Too White to Be White, The New Orleans Creole; COLORED WHITE BOY; The Black Indians of New Orleans; Black Fraulein; and Irene.

Previous presentations and engagements include the Cucalorus Film Festival, Cine Golden Eagle, Cine Noir, New York Black Film Festival, Sometime in October Festival, and the North Carolina Black Film Festival.

Door Knob Films, LLC
Tour Contact: Maurice M. Martinez
Phone Number: 910.297.2844
104 Black Horse Trail
Wilmington, NC 28412

Fee Structure:
Single Performance: $1000-$1500*
Multiple Performances: $750-$1000/ea*
One-day Residency: $1000-$1500*
Multiple-Day Residency: $750-$1000/day*
One-Week Residency: $3500-$5000*
Other: Prices for other structures up to negotiation with presenter.
*These fees do not include housing and transportation.

Artistic Discipline:

spoken word
visual arts
folkloric/traditional cultural
other: African-American History and Culture

Special programs available for:

Colleges and universities
Senior Centers
Immigrant populations
Differently abled populations
Other: African-American Cultural Centers/Black Studies Programs

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.