Born in Montreal and raised in the polar opposites of Brooklyn and Vermont, Matt was raised by two actors and grew up in the worlds of the Broadway stage and the Hollywood set.
Classically trained as an actor in the late 70’s, he began a successful “side” career as a stunt performer and stunt coordinator for many years. As a result of his 2nd Unit directing work, Matt joined the Director’s Guild of Canada in 1996 and the Director’s Guild of America in 2003. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA, and CAEA.
In addition to almost 400 credits and thousands of hours of broadcast television work, Matt has won numerous Best Director awards for his feature film ’a fish story’ and the web series “Boombats”.
In other interests, he is a published photographer, film editor and writer.
Twenty years into his performing career, Matt found his niche directing a myriad of stars on countless projects in a wide range of subjects and styles. Always believing that great action should come from the narrative, Matt is proud of the many varied projects he’s been lucky enough to help spearhead.
Starring Eddie McClintock [Warehouse 13], Jayne Heitmeyer [Earth: Final Conflict] and Pat Collins [NYPD Blue], ‘a fish story’ tells the tale of a family torn apart by tragedy, where redemption comes with the simple act of letting go.
Winner of 3 Best Director awards for Matt, the film also screened at over 25 International Festivals and won 11 other awards.
Getting Past the Bull
“Getting Past the Bull” was Matt’s first narrative short. Based on a story he wrote for a U of T short fiction workshop, the film reminds us that, even if only in our minds, we can always go home.
Carl Marotte, Aidan Devine and Randy Hughson lead an award-winning cast.