Nash, an amateur cyclist is injured in a crash that breaks him physically, but also leaves him with a damaged spirit. He struggles to rebuild his life with the help of his friends and teammates. This narrative feature film gets at the heart of amateur cycling, showing the drama, the danger and the exhilaration of life on a bike.
Seven tech-geek adventurers drive four Land Rovers 41,000 miles through 27 countries. I was deeply involved in putting the pilot episode together, creating the look and feel, writing the narration, and developing story lines. The show was picked up by Nat Geo Adventure, OLN, as well as many others and is currently showing all around the world.
Video Sketchbook is an experimental new media project that originated in daily installations on the web. Like a painter's sketchbook, the intent was to experiment with different subjects, techniques and ideas without too much consideration of the final outcome. I've recently compiled the best of these sketches into an experimental, non-narrative feature film.
A DVD included in Dave Egger's acclaimed literary journal. DVD features include readings, interviews and other strange oddities with various authors including T.C, Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, Denis Johnson and Francis Ford Copola. My own shaggy-headed 15 minutes of fame can be found in the Editing of the Making of the DVD with audio commentary by John Hodgeman and Sarah Vowell.
When I'm not working on my own projects, I'm working on other people's. I'm availble to work on a wide variety of projects whether it's writing and directing commercials, editing feature films, consulting on documentary projects, or anything else production related. If I don't do it, I partner with the best in the biz to make your project come together the way you want: high-quality, on time and on budget.
Matt Black is an independent filmmaker with over fifteen years experience in the film and television biz. He’s worked on feature films, documentaries, episodic television, web comedies, museum installations, non-profit and corporate videos, and literally hundreds of commercials. He’s also written several feature film scripts and produced and directed over a dozen of his own short films. He has a master’s degree in documentary film from Stanford University
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