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Producer | Writer | Director | Casting | Locations | Interviews | Geek                                                                                    download resumé
Specializing in vérité, social-issue, nature/science, builds, geek stuff, comedy, competitions, human rights, history and Americana.   

Focused on the stories of why and how things happen: uncovering the unique spark that drives history, artists, scientists, sub-cultures and survivors.           

FIELD PRODUCER

  • WHEN SHARKS ATTACK, DIRECTOR-PRODUCER, Nat Geo Wild                                                                             2018

  • Larry Kramer keynote interview, for GMHC, DP-FIELD PRODUCER                                                                             2018

  • ENDLESS YARD SALE SHOWDOWN, FIELD PRODUCER, HGTV                                                                             2014, 2015

  • DREAM SCHOOL, FIELD AND STORY PRODUCER: Sundance TV                                                                             2015

  • Albert Banduras interview, Macmillan, SHOOTER-PRODUCER                                                                                   2015

  • PICKED OFF, FIELD PRODUCER, History Channel                                                                                                        2012

  • HARDCORE PAWN, FIELD PRODUCER, TruTV                                                                                                             2014

  • ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, FIELD PRODUCER, final ep, Oxygen                                                                                  2012

  • Directed and Edited, short on kids in squats, Eye on the East Village, cable

  • SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE...., FIELD PRODUCER/CO-PRODUCER                                                              2013

  • WE ARE THE JONESES, WRITER/PRODUCER: BET-Centric                                                                                        2017

 

PRE-PRODUCTION: SEGMENT, STORY, CASTING, AND SCOUTING

  • MOST TERRIFYING PLACES, SEGMENT PRODUCER, Travel Channel                                                                      2019

  • ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE, SEGMENT PRODUCER, Discovery                                                                                   2016

  • ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN, LOCATION SCOUT, Discovery ID                                                                    2015

  • STORAGE WARS NEW YORK, SEGMENT PRODUCER (include research), A&E, season one                                 2012

  • PICKED OFF (History), DREAM SCHOOL (Sundance), ALL THE RIGHT MOVES (Oxygen)

  • HARDCORE PAWN, CASTING/SEGMENT PRODUCER, A&E                                                                                     2013, 2014                       

  • REAL SCARY STORIES, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: (research / scouting / pitching / casting) Fox                        

  • SURVIVAL GUIDE, Fine Living Network, AP’d season, wrote, researched, casT, field-produced                             2003

  • PITCHING series has been aspect of work with Baboon and others, and pitching eps and segments for many series.

  • I WILL SURVIVE, final ep, AP/Shooter, Australian TV, Fremantle Media                                                                      2012

 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

Creative producer, feature docs, from concept through production, writing post, theatrical and television
 

  • PRODUCER: BOLLYWOOD DANCERS NYC. Indie doc feature. Currently in post, rough-cut.                             ONGOING
     

  • PRODUCER: FOUR SEASONS LODGE, PBS. Co-creator: concept-development, themes, look and style, writing, casting, story structure, from beginning of pre-production through release. Signed legendary Albert Maysles (DP); crewed up; coordinated and field-produced shoots; wrote press releases that attained pre-production coverage in Filmmaker and Variety; organized test screenings; oversaw digitizing, logging, transcribing of over 250 hours; hired and coordinated translators, interns, outreach and APs. Festival and distribution strategy; oversaw budget (500k); maintained databases of clips, logs, transcripts, notes; oversaw editors and assistant editors; presented film publicly. Reviewed in NYT, TimeOut, LA Times, Variety, etc. Festival Premieres included: AFI’s Silverdocs, Hamptons International FF, Provincetown Int’l, WatchDocs Warsaw, etc. Theatrical Premieres included NY’s IFC Center and Los Angeles’ Laemmles. Distributed by First Run Features, iTunes, Netflix, American Public Television.                                                                                    2006 – 2009
     

  • Co-producer: TYING THE KNOT, Logo. Roadside Attractions. Creative. Responsible for supervising and producing independent feature-length documentary about national same-sex marriage debate. Responsible for creative development including: finding and researching compelling stories and subjects to film; shooting segments with a Sony PD-150; writing including website content, html, project summaries, one-sheets; grant writing; developing, implementing outreach campaign; assisting with festival applications and distributor selection. Premiered Tribeca Film Fest 2004, Theatrical release Oct 2004, DVD release May 2005. Distributed by Roadside Attractions, Docurama Films, iTunes, Netflix, Logo. Awards include: Best Documentary, Frameline Int’l Film Festival 2004        2003 – 2005

 

STUDIO, RADIO, and PODCAST

  • PRODUCER, AUDIO MIXER, THE KATIE HALPER SHOW (podcast, WBAI)                                                                     2015-2016

  • LIVESTREAM PRODUCER / lighting / audio, The Commons, + Radio: comedy, debates, live music, multiple talk shows 2015 – 2016

  • Angry Nation, Spike pilot, included street stunts and studio shoots                                                                                 2012

  • News Radio, Director /Producer / Engineer, 1550 AM, Boston-area, DJ'd and Board-Operated live shows, small private AM station

  • Weekly news-feature program, pre-taped and edited

  • FCC-certified as Board Operator 

 

CAMERA

  • AIDS WALK 2019, SHOOTER                                                                                                                                                2019

  • Larry Kramer keynote interview, for GMHC, DP-FIELD PRODUCER                                                                                  2018

  • SHOOTER-PRODUCER, Splash Studios, SF, 5D                                                                                                                  2015

  • Ran 3 cams in studio for dozens of Brooklyn Commons livestreams                                                                                 2015-2016

  • ASSOCIATE SHOOTER-PRODUCER, I WILL SURVIVE                                                                                                      2012

  • THE DEEP, shoot of live mixed-media performance art                                                                                                      2011

  • Little Red Schoolhouse, LREI Speaker Series, incl lighting                                                                                                 2011

  • Various smaller shoots for CRCAP; live music shows; and more.

 

POST-PRODUCTION

  • PRODUCER (story and more) ‘Bollywood Dancers’ doc-in-progress                                                                                ONGOING

  • LOVEBOAT TAIWAN, feature doc, ARCHIVAL PRODUCER                                                                                              2019

  • James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, ARCHIVAL producing, AMC                                                                       5/2017 – 3/2018

  • Story Producing / story consultant on feature docs

  • Edited Award-winning short for Thomas Cooke

  • Edited short on children in squats,

  • Oversaw design and implementation of digital suite for Film/Video Arts (NYSCA and NEA funded)

  • Archival footage researcher for Burger-King ads; Survival Guide; Tying; Four Seasons

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Final Cut Pro; Avid-certified; can cut audio in protools and Audacity; shooting experience includes Sony EX1, EX3, Panasonic DVX-100b, Sony HVRV1U, HVRA1U, Canon 5D mark II-III, and Canon V40; ProTools; basic AfterEffects; Final Draft; Photoshop; HTML/Dreamweaver; Drupal and other CMS; Wix; filemaker pro databases; QuarkXpress Pre-press; Powerpoint/Keynote; Lexis-Nexis; FCC-licensed Board Operator, and Super 8 film.

matt@realness.com   917-512-1433