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After an exciting year of post-production, film festivals, and making deals with distribution partners, the independent female-driven comedy series I’ve been working on with Diana Bentley and Melissa D’Agostino, TACTICAL GIRLS, has been released!

Deals with Dailymotion and Amazon Studios have allowed us to make the show available on virtually every platform and medium through either advertisement, subscription or individual transactions.

Diane And Dougy

Featuring Diana Bentley of “Frontier”, Nicole Stamp from “Carmilla”, Kristian Bruun of “Orphan Black” and Maria Vacratsis from both “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” films, we’ve got a staler cast that is going to crack you up from front to back.

So swing on over to your Amazon Prime account, or hit up and check out the first season of Tactical Girls to enjoy some funny ladies and para-military hilarity!

Here’s the first episode for your viewing pleasure:

Want more? Here you go:


“UNDEAD REDEMPTION” a civil war zombie western

It’s finally happening! After nearly a decade, I’m officially making another western. And, of course, because it’s me, it’s not just any western — it’s a ZOMEBIE western. From a script that I co-wrote with one of my favourite writing partners, Rudy Jahchan, I’m thrilled to be going into pre-production on what is shaping up to the my biggest film ever.

Here’s the logline for “Undead Redemption”:

A covered wagon full of panicked survivors desperately races through the night, to the town of Redemption in search of safety, only to find that even this town is overrun with the Wild West’s newest danger: The Living Dead.

The characters in this one are some of the most exciting I’ve ever helped create, and you’re going to lose your mind when you see some of the amazing actors we’ll have bringing them to life. I promise it’ll be a wild ride (both watching the movie and watching us make it) so keep your eyes here, and on instagram & twitter under @MattCampagna and track #UndeadRedemption to keep up with all the action!


“TACTICAL GIRLS” An Absurd Combat/Comedy

Over the past two years, I’ve been writing one of the funniest, wackiest, most absurd scripts I’ve ever worked on, and I’ve been working on it with two incredible co-writers: Melissa D’Agostino & Diana Bentley.

And this summer, we’re finally putting this series on the screen.


Starring My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘s incomparable Maria Vacratsis, Orphan Black‘s hilarious Kristian Bruun, the spectacularly funny Ted Dykstra, and Nicole Stamp, along with the multi-talented Melissa D’Agostino and Diana Bentley, “Tactical Girls” is the story of three women who can’t stand the horrendous boss of the trucking company they work at, and so to vent their frustrations they go on tactical missions together.

Keep your eyes here, follow me on twitter/instagram @MattCampagna, and keep tabs on the #TacticalGirls hashtag for hilarious nuggets and news as we get closer and closer to release!



What the F#@K is “TACTICAL GIRLS”?

My new comedy mini-series, “Tactical Girls” just wrapped secondary photography, and we’re closing in on our post-production goals. It’s wacky, it’s mad-cap, it’s hilariously crass and violent.

Watch my co-creators, Diana Bentley and Melissa D’Agostino explain it:

Wanna know more? Check out the Facebook fan page to keep up to date with news:


“RENAISSANCE” A New Sci-Fi Thriller

I’m excited to announce that I’m directing a wild new scifi film starring incredible actors like Katie Boland (Reign, The Master), Lara Jean Chorostecki (Hannibal, XCompany) and Bobbie Phillips (X-Files, Showgirls) that will be finding its way into festivals later this year!

Written by Rogan Christopher and set in present day, “Renaissance” is a science fiction thriller that asks how far people will go bring back someone they love.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: “When an accidental death forces two researchers to create a clone of the deceased in a desperate effort to restore life to the way it was. As the clone assimilates the modern world, unforeseen effects propel it out of control.”

With some of the coolest set pieces I’ve ever worked with, the most magnificent lenses I’ve ever shot with, as well as a legendary, super-secret, genre-favourite cast member yet to be announced, “Renaissance” is the kind of project that genre directors like me dream about.

There will be a very sexy trailer coming shortly, so stay tuned!


HUNTER’S MOON – Cast Announcement

Wow! That’s some serious news pick-up! We JUST announced our cast this week and Hunter’s Moon wound up in everything from IMDb news to ScreenDaily, Bloody Disgusting and the National Post.

IMDB – 08.08.2014 – “Production Begins On Canadian Thriller HUNTER’S MOON”
Screen Daily – 08.07.2014 – “Hunter’s Moon to begin Toronto shoot”
National Post – 08.07.2014 – “Popcorn Panel: Guardians of the Galaxy is as good as its Groot”
PlayBack – 08.11.2014 – “Hunter’s Moon Turns to New Tech”
JoBlo – Arrow in the Head – 08.08.2014 – “Production begins on murder mystery Hunter’s Moon starring Holly Deveaux”
Dread Central – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”
Bloody Disgusting – 08.08.2014 – ‘Hunter’s Moon’ Launch Party Becomes a Race For Survival”
Twitch – 08.08.2014 – “Production Begins On Canadian Thriller HUNTER’S MOON”
IMDB – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”
Haddonfield Horror – 08.08.201 4- “Principal Photography Begins on Hunter’s Moon”
Kill Panda Kill – 08.08.2014 – “Holly Deveaux Cast Under a Hunter’s Moon”

HUNTER’S MOON – A Werewolf Thriller

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to direct an indie genre film that I also wrote on… the last one was a Western, and I’m happy to announce that the next one is a thriller in a wonderful classic monster genre that is close to my heart: the Werewolf!

Hunter’s Moon takes place when a lavish launch party for the mobile gaming app ‘Werewolves Awaken’ is interrupted by a priest cursing the game as the devil’s work… but the party-goers are convinced that the religious man is just a publicity stunt for more press. Until they find the body for the first victim. One by one, the remaining survivors are convinced that something terrible is happening in their midst, but when some believe that a supernatural evil is responsible, paranoid divisions in the group drive them to each other’s throats. At the moment the true beast reveals itself, their lives become a heart-pounding race for survival of the fittest.

The cast is shaping up to be the best I’ve ever worked with, and the crew working with me behind the scenes are nothing short of top notch. is the official site, and
#HuntersMoonFilm is the hashtag we’re using to keep everything easy to find on Twitter and Instagram.

I’ve got no networks or studios to please this time, so this indie is going right for the throat. Best of all, I’ll be videoblogging it the whole way, giving you unrestricted access to all the delicious behind-the-scenes secrets of Hunter’s Moon!

It’s gonna be a hell of a ride, I promise.



I’m no stranger to a long, cold night shoot. But, working with Nomadic Pictures, this is the first time I’ve had my characters lit by massive maxi-lights on two 80-foot condor cranes for key and kick light. And I’ve got to say it’s awesome.

Now, you don’t need this kind of light for every sort of night shoot –in Six Reasons Why, we sometimes worked with just firelight and a single kick light– but when you have an entire western town to illuminate, it sure does help move things along at a rapid pace while keeping every frame looking gorgeous.

Our warlock of a cinematographer, Neil Cervin, has conjured up some of the most stunning, beautiful, and terrifying images for Fallout Asylum, and I can’t wait for you to see just what I’m talking about when the first trailers and TV spots start to roll out in the fall!

In other news, my good friends in the Canadian band “Four Letter World”, will be providing the song for the ending credits of the film; I’ve heard it and it rocks all kinds.

Plenty more exciting news to come as we film with Ashanti this week, so keep an eye out for more goodies right here!