Matthew is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His short film Lavender was acquired for distribution by Fox Searchlight and premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, where it received Vimeo’s award for Best U.S Fiction and was listed as one of Indiewire’s 10 Must-See Shorts. It has since screened at SXSW, Aspen ShortsFest, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Outfest and over two dozen other film festivals. Lavender recently premiered online as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere.
His previous short film The Mess He Made premiered at SXSW in 2017, was a finalist for the Iris Prize and screened at Palm Springs Shortsfest, Frameline and NewFest, and over two dozen other film festivals. His short documentary Marquise screened at Outfest Fusion and was acquired by Topic.
Matthew is a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, a member of the 2017 New York Film Festival Artist Academy, a recipient of the Richie Jackson Artist Fellowship and a Creative Culture Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center. He was selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 2019 25 New Faces of Independent Film and as one of Indiewire’s 25 LGBTQ Filmmakers On The Rise. He is currently in post-production on a new short film and developing his first feature.