Martyn is 47 years old, divorced, and an I.T. Infrastructure engineer at Supermassive Games, a BAFTA and multi-industry award-winning console/PC games studio in Guildford that’s known for its narrative horror titles such as The Dark Pictures Anthology and The Quarry. He specialises in Windows, Linux and macOS desktop and server system administration and technical support. Prior to this, Martyn worked as a senior systems administrator at multi award winning e-commerce agency KPS that specialises in multi-cloud SAP Hybris/Commerce Cloud (v2) backend development, management, and support.
For more information on Martyn’s career, please see his LinkedIn profile.
While at the web hosting company Memset Ltd., Martyn was the first line support team leader and a senior systems administrator for the company’s public and private cloud services.
Martyn spent seven years working in the film and television post-production industry. Martyn has worked for The Moving Picture Company (MPC) and Imagineer Systems (now Boris FX) as a production systems administrator and systems engineer respectively, specialising in film technologies including distributed VFX rendering, storage systems (scalability and performance), virtualisation, secure remote/on-set location equipment and communications.
He worked on a total of 42 film and television productions at his time at MPC.
Martyn handled the shooting of the promotional video for Imagineer Systems’ Mogul VFX architecture, featuring interviews with prominent members of the visual effects community that was shown back at NAB in 2008.
He has interviewed screenwriter Jane Goldman on her film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (as well as attend Neil’s private screening) and in 2005 travelled to New York to attend the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s King Kong, as well as author Susanna Clarke on her novel, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.
In his spare time, he is learning to produce short stories and screenplays.
He co-founded the Anglian Linux User Group (ALUG) way back in the late 1990s and ran its mailing list and website for a while.
He was a recognised Power Poster/Top Contributor on the Google Apps customer forum between 2007-2009. He runs Google Workspace Enterprise Standard (as it’s now called) for his personal email and this site.
He was a supporter of the Raindance film school and festival (which he brought to Memset for their web hosting), and once won a pitch competition at one of their screenwriting classes. He has yet to develop that idea, given that most of his days are spent helping ensure the IT infrastructure for a BAFTA award winning games company is running smoothly.
Martyn also created and maintained (for a while) the Wikipedia page for the 1971 Australian pop classic, The Pushbike Song.