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.

Shortly afterward, production companies like Nomadic Pictures and ContentFilm were quick to scoop up the rights to several of Matt’s screenplays. 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”.

Keeping to his genre roots in 2014, Matt went on to co-write and direct the werewolf thriller “Hunter’s Moon” and the dark sci-fi “Renaissance”, both of which are slated for a 2015 release.

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.

10 thoughts on “ABOUT MATT”

  1. Hello Matt:
    We need to start the movie project.
    I’m Manuel Torres, I wrote movie script. I’m looking for a film director to make my movie.
    I will send information to you about the plot if you are interested.
    Manuel Angel Torres

    1. Hello Matt
      I’ve been looking all over and can not find a copy of roots of a man. Any idea where I can get one ?
      Dave Dougherty

  2. Hi,

    I have a script for a movie that I want to share with you. Please contact to me so that I represent my script in a right way and get started.

    best regards,

    Jaspreet Singh,


    cell no: 317-640-1206.

  3. Hi Matt!

    My name is Chris and I am the Vice President of Acquisitions for Maxim Media Marketing (M3). We are the leading distribution company in the North America for independent film. Our films are successfully released into major entertainment outlets (ie. Redbox, Walmart, Comcast, iTunes, VuDu, etc). We would like to request a (preferable) screener link or DVD screener of Hunter’s Moon for distribution consideration.

    For more information on our company visit our website at http://www.emaximmedia.com
    Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you.

  4. Hi Matt.
    My name in Taylor and I am a 15 year old girl, who lives in Mississauga. I have been doing research on you and I am very interested in what you do. if you have the time I would highly appreciate it if I could interview you and ask you a few questions about your job for an assignment, about interviewing a person with the job that I will one day have. Please send me an email of your reply at taylormarieneptune@gmail.com. I would really appreciate it.

  5. Dear Matt,

    I ran into your film “Hunter’s Moon” on imdb and wanted to get in touch with you. If you haven’t decided on a composer yet for your project please let me know. I would love to compose the score for your film.

    I would be glad to discuss any specific needs you have for your project.

    For audio/video samples of my work and more info, please visit my website at: http://www.emirisilay.net

    Thanks for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Emir Isilay
    (310) 801-6309

  6. I am not sure if you have digital rights for your series Six Day Road. If not could you direct us to who I should reach out to?

    We run two AHVOD Channels on Roku:

    24 Hour Movie Channel


    Sage Films


    We would like to discuss non-exclusive licensing your series on our channels. We do a simple 50/50 rev/share split with providers. There are no Costs. Currently we receive titles from our own library (R Squared Films) , MVD, Glass House, AntFlix, Monarch, Golden and All Channel Films. We think your series would perform well on our channels.

    There are no costs.
    You earn from each play
    You are paid monthly.
    It is non-exclusive.

    Please let us know if this would be of interest.

    Thank you,

    Buzz Remde
    623-889-5530 (office)
    623-388-1212 (cell)
    623-505-2486 (fax)
    IMDB: http://pro.imdb.com/company/co0271163/
    Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=185893177835&ref=ts

  7. Dear Matt,

    My name is Ivor Game, a singer and songwriter in London.
    I wondered if you might consider featuring my song “I See A Bottle of Wine” in your Naked Wine Show ?
    It’s a short, lively, tuneful song that appeared on my 2014 “Dizzy Spells” album and has been on the radio a few times now.

    I hope you can play the link below, or if not it’s on Spotify, Soundcloud etc…


    I can of course email you an MP3 or WAV if you can give me an email address.

    Kindest regards,


    Facebook, Twitter.

    London, England.

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