I’ve been working in film & television for a couple of decades now as a writer, director, producer and editor on a huge variety of projects from feature films and TV shows to commercials and branded content.
I have a masters degree in documentary film from Stanford University. After graduating, I founded a production company in San Francisco called Group 301 with fellow alums Dave Kneebone and Mark Rinehart. We did work for high-tech media startups, co-produced a TV pilot for a travel adventure show called Odyssey: Drive Around the World (Nat Geo Channel), and did some particularly fun and creative work for McSweeney’s–a small indy publisher.
After some time I moved back to my home town of Salt Lake City, got married, and set up a small production company called Matt Black Creative. During that time I edited a narrative feature film called The Cyclist, and began work on a documentary called Art + Belief. I also helped my wife Amanda run an experimental art space called Stolen & Escaped.
We also lived Seattle for a couple of years where I worked as a producer for a daily TV show called Seattle Refined, producing stories about food, travel, music and a whole host of other interesting things.
Recently, we moved to Colorado where Amanda is pursuing her PhD in English at CU Boulder. We love being back in the Rocky Mountains and are excited to take advantage of all the recreation opportunities here.