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DIRECTING RICH

 
 
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CHARACTER-DRIVEN

 
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STORIES

 
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FOR FILM

 
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THEATRE

 
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&VIRTUAL REALITY

 
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BURNING AT BOTH ENDS is a meticulously crafted, extremely entertaining and captivating, jeopardy filled story...The direction is powerful.
— MovieGuide

Matt is drawn to directing stories that reflect the complex and diverse nature of the world. He believes that, as Brecht said, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” As such, the projects he directs seek to create a bridge between the world that is and the world as it could be.

When it comes to film, Matt most often co-directs with his longtime collaborator, Landon Johnson. The two form a powerful duo as Landon brings his photographer’s eye and Matt brings his experience as a visual designer as well as his strong narrative/theatrical sensibilities.

A a theatre artist, Matt takes a hyper-theatrical approach by way of a motley toolbox of multi-media, emerging technologies, and ancient techniques. Puppets, interactive projections, immersive storytelling, and VR are frequently employed in his stage work.


Images from top to bottom: 1-4 are from the feature film Burning at Boths Ends (co-written/directed with Landon Johnson, starring Cary Elwes, Judd Hirsch, Jason Patric, Greer Grammer, & Sebastian Roche, and produced by Slingshot Media Group). Images 5-6 are from HAMLET (starring Tanya Gorlow and produced by Inner Circle Theatre). Full Burning at Both Ends credits are available here. HAMLET photo credit: Rowan Daly.