My name is Martin Cuff and I am a creative industries and nation branding specialist. I have delivered projects in film, music and the creative industries on all five continents, notably in South Africa, Peru, Namibia, Tanzania, Georgia, Turkey, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, France, Sweden, Indonesia and the United States of America. I have also worked extensively in the region of the Western Balkans including Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Moldova, as well as Serbia.

From 2017 – 2024 I served as senior advisor for Creative Industries and Tourism to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic of the Republic of Serbia, as well as Strategic Advisor for the nation brand platform Serbia Creates. I was additionally Content and Programme Director for the Serbia Pavilion at the Dubai 2020 World Expo. I am currently Director of International Cooperation for Expo Belgrade 2027, the specialised World Expo that will be held from 15th May – 15th August 2027.

I am the former Executive Director of the Association of Film Commissioners International (Los Angeles), the former Executive Director of the Colorado Film Commission (Denver), and the former acting Executive Director of the Cape Film Commission and the Cape Town Film Permit Office and the former Chief Operating Officer of Sithengi, the Southern African International Film and Television Market (Cape Town). I am a co-founder of the African Film Commissions Network. I have drafted Film Incentive Programmes, City Film Policies, Film Friendliness Programmes, and City Film Permit Programmes. I have researched and written BUSINESS PLANS and FEASIBILITY STUDIES for film studios in development in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. I am a leading proponent of film tourism and the links between tourism and the creative industries generally.

My passion is creative writing. My personal writing projects can be viewed via my Martin Cuff Portfolio. I have recently completed the first draft of a science fiction novel, Batavia. My second novel Shrill went live on Amazon Kindle in December 2022. You can find out more about my original content here.

I currently live in Belgrade Serbia with my Sealyham Terriers Alfie and Fred.

Alfie and Freddie the Sealyham Terriers