Rusty studied Acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Art (New York City), and is represented by The Avenue Agency (Nashville).
I enjoyed a small role in the true story of a courageous Roanoke, Virginia policeman, a movie called “Badge of Faith” (Stone Table Films, Donald Leow). I play the man’s real-life fireman buddy, Scott. “Badge of Faith” releases soon.
It was a great challenge to play a very scary villain (demon-influenced) in the true story “Silver Twins” (Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures), a movie by Larry Silver about he and his twin brother’s conversion to Christianity from Judaism. In post-production, the movie should release soon.
Kyle Prohaska’s new movie “Love Covers All” is a blessing, a chance to stretch again, in a lead role. The crew and cast were great fun, and VERY talented. Cast includes Jared Young, Rhoda Griffis, Jason Burkey, Michael Joiner, Rusty Martin (Sr. & Jr.)!
I had a great time with a small but fun role in “A Matter Of Time,” the screenplay by Christina Denton that came in First in the Kairos Prize competition when mine came in Second! My scenes were with Jason Burkey, a great young actor I first met on the set of “Lukewarm.” “A Matter Of Time” also stars Ben Davies, Kelsey Sanders, Kevin Sorbo and Shelley Long.
I was also privileged to play “Wayne Bailey” in “Undaunted,”(Moonlit Pictures in assoc. with Josh McDowell Ministry) about the early life of writer and speaker Josh McDowell. Wayne was a source of deep evil in Josh’ childhood, so the role was extremely challenging. I met Josh after filming and he is incredibly gracious. It is fantastic working with Director Cris Krusen.
It was terrific working with actor Bill Cobbs in the movie “Lukewarm,” now available on DVD. Great to work with Director Tom Makowski again.
I was thrilled to star in “Decision” with Natalie Grant. The movie aired on GMC-TV, the network’s “Movie of the Week.” The cast also included country star Billy Dean and a great young actor, Michael Rosenbaum.
God has opened doors for my writing, as it relates to Acting. I won 2nd Place Kairos Prize in the prestigious Los Angeles Movieguide Awards garnering (with the other two winners) a full page congratulatory notice in The Hollywood Reporter. My script “Touched,” now called “Season of Miracles,” filmed in the Summer 2012 with Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures (starring John Schneider, Grayson Russell, Andrew Wilson Williams, and Nancy Stafford). DVD in Walmarts nationwide Oct. 1, 2013.
I view my “Acting trek” as one marker on the map I use to “seek first the Kingdom of God.” That’s the true quest, especially since there is no such thing as “the Kingdom of Rusty.” If there is such a land, purporting such a false Kingdom, I don’t want to live there.