is an award-winning classical animator, filmmaker, and musician living and working in the Northwest, USA. After graduating from Vancouver Film School’s Traditional Animation program in 2010, Matthew moved to Los Angeles, cutting his “industry teeth” as a freelance commercial animator. He has worked on ad campaigns for Target, Vans, Warner Brothers Records, the NFL, SCAD, SyFy Channel, Foot Locker, and more. See his animation work here.
After shooting their first feature film, How the Sky Will Melt, in late 2012 (on Super 8mm), Matthew and his production partner / wife, Sara Lynch, moved back to the Northwest to work on finishing the demanding project, which was officially released online through popular indie curation sight NoBudge in late 2015. He wrote about the experiences of making the film for Filmmaker Magazine.
Matthew’s passion projects have premiered at Slamdance Film Festival (3 times), San Francisco International Film Festival, ExGround, Alchemy Film & Arts, Maryland Film Festival, Rhode Island International, Sun Valley Film Festival, GIRAF, Northwest Film Forum’s annual Local Sightings, and dozens more around the world. His films have been covered in Filmmaker Magazine, Film Threat, NoBudge, Cartoon Brew, Hammer to Nail, Brooklyn Magazine, Vancouver Film School, and more.
Matthew and his production company, Sky Melt, received two grants in 2018 (from the Brooklyn-based Flies Collective and Boise-based Alexa Rose Grant) for their latest feature film, A Black Rift Begins to Yawn, for which they are aiming for an early 2020 premiere.
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