DOYLE CREW Who’s Who – Micah Martin

It's no secret we love REPUBLIC OF DOYLE and likewise the stars of the hit show!  We've had the great pleasure of  watching the amazing cast perform for the past five seasons, and have had the awesome opportunity to chat on camera many times over the years as well.

But now - as we head into the sixth and finale season of the St.John's, NL based hit series - we want to turn the spotlight on the amazing team BEHIND THE SCENES.  It's our salute to the production team - the REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Crew Who's Who series - continuing with a fellow who's had a 'grip' on the  REPUBLIC since Season 4... meet MICAH MARTIN.


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film1What exactly does a Key Grip do?

The Key Grip, along with the members of the Grip department, are responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and manning the setting up and placement of lighting platforms ie: scaffolding, zoom booms, scissor lifts, etc.  As well as any camera platforms, dollies, dolly tracks, camera mounts and specialty rigs - such as rigging the camera to the GTO on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE.

The Key Grip works closely with the Director of Photography and the Gaffer on the lighting of the sets. The Grips set various frames and nets in order to manipulate and carve the light to achieve the look intended. The Key Grip is in charge of controlling the sun. One example of how this can happen is by blacking out and tenting any exterior windows on a house or building to block any natural light from entering the location.

The Key Grip along with the Gaffer work diligently with the other department heads in the planning and logistics of each filming location to efficiently execute the setting up and breaking down of each scene in order to keep the day moving smoothly and at the pace intended to achieve the day scheduled.

What's been you favourite episode so far?

Season 5 Episode 2 "The Overpass"

It was a blast to film as we got to rig the camera to many different vehicles, from golf carts to motorcycles.  We had all the toys out!

And having the great Stuart Margolin on set was an honour!

REPUBLIC OF DOYLE 502 The Overpass

film1shortrWhat's the best part of working on REPUBLIC OF DOYLE?

Hot subs.

What's your favourite thing to do in NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR when you're not filming REPUBLIC OF DOYLE?

Camping, going camping in my camper, and I like to camp as well. As well as camping, I like hiking with my beautiful wife and my hilarious dog. Over our July hiatus from shooting, I snapped this pic while camping in Northern Bay Sands, NL.

Northern Bay, NL

And you think Jake & Leslie should end up together?

Sure, ya knows!

Jake and Leslie Ep 501 Good Cop Bueno Cop

Micah Martin in Petty HarbourWhile you're here check out our previously posted REPUBLIC OF DOYLE Crew Who's Who Features...

Props Buyer Jessica Waterman and Assistant Production Coordinator Kerry Gamberg

And visit Micah Martin's Youtube Channel by clicking here


While you're here be sure to watch our SEA AND BE SCENE TV specials with REPUBLIC OF DOYLE – click on the picture to play.

Me and Des at the Duke actor Mark O'Brien for SABStv ep107SABStv-ep204-REPUBLIC-OF-DOYLE-S5-Premiere-Party1

DO YOU KNOW DOYLE Trivia -Extreme Edition with Marthe Bernard & Mark O'Brien is great fun.

DO YOU KNOW DOYLE Trivia Extreme Edition

See FAVOURITE FOUR features & Cool People Profiles of RofD cast and guest stars too – just click on the picture to link.

Allan Hawco Friday Favourite Four Profilekrystin-pellerin- friday favourite four 1Marthe Bernard #FFF favourite four profileMark O'Brien #FFF profileLynda Boyd Cool People Profile featurePATRICIA ISAAC #FFF profileGeorgina-Reilly-Friday-Favourite-Four-150x150Michelle Nolden's Cool People Profile

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