"During 2011, while making a television commercial for The Programmed Group, I had the pleasure of working with director Martin Wilson. As Programmed sponsor the coaches at my AFL Club; Greater Western Sydney Giants, the commercial that was to be aired nationally, was very important to me and GWS. During my coaching career I have been involved in many such productions for various companies, and made by a variety of agencies, so I was delighted to work with such a professional person as Marty, who coped extraordinarily well to produce the commercial in a short time frame and working to a fast approaching deadline. The finished work was a credit to him, for his creative expertise and unique ability to direct me to get the exact message Programmed expected to pass on to their television audience and clients. Marty, is a polished and personable director and I have no hesitation in recommending his agency to any further client or talent".
- Kevin Sheedy, AFL Legend.
“Being a relative newcomer to non-live tv, it’s quite a daunting task to ‘act’ out scenes for a bloke like myself. Marty has the unique ability to endear himself to the person in front of camera, enabling one to feel comfortable and honest. His patience rubs off, and when I saw the finished product, I was blown away by the quality. Marty’s work is exceptional, and very cool".
- Danny Green, Four Time Boxing World Champion.
“The West Coast Eagles Football Club were delighted and are very proud of the 2013/2014 Eagles in the Community/BHP Billiton partnership television commercial. It was a pleasure to work with Martin Wilson who directed the commercial with his professional yet easy-going and collaborative approach. Being a Western Australian Director, his local understanding of our brand and product, plus his experience working with BHP Billiton is unique. His team did a tremendous job in managing a large group of very excited primary school aged children, on the expanse of Subiaco Oval and in scorching heat. Marty understood our requirements, took the creative to another level and helped to guide us each step of the way to deliver the result we were after!”
- Michelle Phillips, Manager - Eagles in the Community, West Coast Eagles Football Club.
“Working with Marty is a real pleasure. Not only is he among Perth's most gifted directors and story tellers, he is without a doubt one of the most passionate. He takes his craft extremely seriously and this is reflected in the quality of his treatments and what he delivers on screen”.
- Andrew Tinning, Creative Director, The Shed.
“It’s not often that you come across someone who has such a handle on this technical medium. Martin has quite an eye, a great sense of genre, story structure, casting. He knows how to tell a story with a picture. He is really an exciting film-maker”.
- Marcus Graham, Actor.
“I think Martin has an incredible sense of storytelling in a film sense. He really has a handle on what it takes to tell a story, in a very, very short period of time and he’s just got that way with talent that can make it work and bring out their best. He’s uncompromising when it comes to casting. Really, really thorough. I’ve never seen anyone cast like he does and when it counts on the day he can get great performances without being heavy handed, he knows all the subtleties”.
-Craig Buchanan, Creative Director, The Brand Agency.
I love working with Marty. You just know that your shoot is in good hands, from inception to finishing touches. He cares about his final product. He brings a brilliant sense of humour to every shoot, and that puts the talent at ease, not to mention the client. One of Australia’s premier directors, and easily Perth’s".
- Damon Pattinson, Creative Director, The White Room
Martin has a very filmic way of looking at what he does which is reflected in his treatments that he puts together and also what we end up getting on screen. And that’s everything from the way he treats the vision right down to casting. He has a passion for getting the right people and directs talent extremely well”.
- Brendon Guthrie, Creative Partner/Writer, Mr Smith.
“Every single commercial Martin has directed for us has been executed with outstanding skill. His treatments have always embellished the script through his firm grasp of story telling. Almost all of the ideas Martin brings to the table not only work well, they are a significant improvement on the original script. It is at the shoot though that Martin truly excels as a film-maker. His natural ability to connect with actors is a pleasure to witness. In fact, we would have no hesitation in describing him as the one of finest talent directors we have ever worked with”.
- Adam Barker and Lori Canalini Co. Creative Directors, Gatecrasher Advertising.
"Wait ’Til Your Father Gets Home is beautifully crafted, exemplary in every department, the work is of the highest professional standard.
- Phillip Adams, Australian Film Pioneer
"Hollywood-ready stylist and acclaimed commercials director Martin Wilson expertly juggles the multiple storylines in this Tarantino-ish tale about a footballer from the bush whose dreams of AFL and fortune are thrown into the air during one head-spinning, adventure filled night in the City of Light”.
- Mark Naglazas, Senior Film Critic The West Australian