Private Project

Twenty minutes

Carlos Ramirez has 20 minutes to find out how his daughter, Lumi, is doing in a teen psychiatric hospital ward.

  • Adrian Martinez
  • Adrian Martinez
  • Adrian Martinez
  • Carlos Zozaya
    We're all going to the worlds' fair
  • Adrian Martinez
    iGilbert, Renfield, focus, The secret life of walter mitty
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Imagen awards
    Los angeles, CA
    April 21, 2021
    best actor nominee
  • Mallorca film festival
    Mallorca, Spain
    April 19, 2021
    best actor- winner
  • Prague film awards
    Prague, CZ
    April 10, 2021
    best film nominee
Writer Biography - Adrian Martinez

Adrian Martinez is an actor, director, writer, and producer, with over 120 film and TV credits, including his directorial debut, "iGilbert," based on his original screenplay. iGilbert was purchased by Gravitas Ventures and is now available on all major streamers in the US and Canada. iGilbert has been accepted and archived as part of the Academy of motion pictures arts and sciences core collection.
Mr Martinez served as producer and executive producer on iGilbert.
iGilbert has won several international awards for best picture, and best actor— and Mr. Martinez was just nominated for best actor by the prestigious 2022 Imagen awards.
Mr Martinez served as producer on the indie, ‘Mona,’ which debuted on PBS and starred himself.
His recent major studio work as an actor includes "Renfield," side kicking with Nicolas Cage, and Awkwafina, and directed by Chris McKay for Universal, and "Unfrosted," in Jerry Seinfeld's directorial debut for Netflix.
In streaming TV, Adrian is presently filming ’Sugar,’ for Apple tv+ in a recurring role opposite Colin Ferrell, and Ben Stiller’s ‘Severance,’ for Apple TV+
Adrian's work as a series regular in "Stumptown" opposite Cobie Smulders (How I met your mother) is now available on Amazon prime video. Adrian can also be seen on season 1 of CBS all access' 'No Activity' produced by Will Ferrell and Funny or die. This is Adrian's follow up to a Series Regular role in NBC's ‘The Blacklist: Redemption’ on NBC. Adrian's career began as a high school track star on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries". Some in casting have called Adrian, "the sidekick to the stars," as evidenced by his sidekick work in "The Guilty," opposite Jake Gyllenhaal for Netflix, Amy Schumer's sidekick in 'I feel Pretty,' now on all digital platforms, Will Smith/ Margot Robbie's sidekick in Warner Bros' "Focus," Ben Stiller's sidekick in his Fox remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Will Ferrell's sidekick in Lionsgate's "Casa de mi Padre," and a lot of dogs in Disney+ "Lady and the Tramp" remake, to name a few.
Mr. Martinez's TV work also includes over seventy guest spots.
Adrian is writing and developing film and TV projects through his production company, Paloma Pictures Inc., and is in pre-production for his untitled comedy for a major streamer.

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Writer Statement

American teenage girls are increasingly depressed, saddened and considering suicide more often than in past years, according a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published Feb. 13.
While thousands of teens surveyed by the CDC reported more mental health struggles, girls had more persistent thoughts of sadness or hopelessness and more frequent thoughts of suicide than boys, the report said. Girls also experienced more incidents of violence. "twenty minutes" takes a snapshot into one such story.