Best known as the indie darling who helped reinvigorate the Western genre in Canadian cinema when his micro-budget feature Spaghetti Western starring Colm Feore, “Six Reasons Why”, took the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival by storm, Matt immediately booked a series of Entertainment Tonight exclusives and an international bidding war ignited. When the dust settled, “Six Reasons Why” was on the market in over a dozen countries with distributors like ThinkFilm, E1 Entertainment and Image releasing it around the globe.
His forrays into the Science Fiction genre have been met with enthusiasm from industry and audience alike; shortly after the short film he helmed in 2012, “D.N.E.: Do Not Erase”, won the Best Science Fiction Award at its world premiere at massive genre convention DragonCon, the SyFy Network commissioned a post-apocalyptic western from Matt that would become 2014’s SyFy original movie “Mutant World”.
His work as a feminist writer and director also has an award-winning comedic side, as the festival favourite comedy series, “Tactical Girls” has traveled to virtually every continent, picking up prizes and accolades everywhere it screens. An avid pioneer and contributor in the newmedia space, Matt has produced and directed dozens of viral web-shorts and directed episodes for many of the internet’s most popular online series. He has also produced and directed several factual entertainment web-series that have gone on to be sold to mainstream television broadcasters such as the award-winning wine series “Naked Wine Show” and “Grape Notes”, for the Food Network.