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Matt's coming-of-age feature, FACE 2 FACE, premiered at the Edmonton International Film Festival where it won the "Brian Hendricks Jury Award for Innovation." After a two-year run on NETFLIX the film is now available to watch on Paramount +, Epix, iTunes, Amazon Prime, and other platforms. His first feature, THE PACT, won top awards and official selection in 22 film festivals around the world. Matt has written, directed and produced an array of pilots, web series and award-winning short films, including the festival favorite HIT OR MISS starring Danielle Savre, and the acclaimed comedy series STAYING TOGETHER. He penned the script for the horror feature ANTIDOTE, released by Uncork’d Entertainment and his screenplays REALITY BUILDING (horror/thriller) and THE LAST BOAT (historical drama) have been optioned by New Renaissance Entertainment and Excel Entertainment respectively. His feature thriller, HOUSE OF LIES just sold to the Lifetime Movie Network and will air sometime in late 2023. He recently directed two other features, now in post production with distribution through Artist View Entertainment.
As a theatre director he has worked in New York City at The York Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, American Theatre of Actors, The Gallery Players, The Rosetta Festival, The NAMT Festival and Radio City Music Hall. Regionally he has directed at The Fulton Theatre, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Theatre at Monmouth and Pennsylvania Centre Stage where he directed the world premiere of the musical ORDINARY DAYS. Matt began his professional career as an actor, performing in national tours, Off-Broadway and regionally including five seasons in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular dancing alongside the Rockettes!
He has a BFA in musical theatre performance from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Directing from Penn State. He spent eight years on faculty at Penn State where he taught acting, directing and musical theatre and now teaches acting, screenwriting and producing at New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA.