Matthew Arnold-Ladensack is a film director born in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated with a BFA from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a degree in Film Production, emphasising in Directing. During college Ladenesack interned and worked at DreamWorks, working under the leadership of Kristine Belson and Chris Sanders. He also directed his thesis short film "S.S. Humanity" which premiered at Cinerama Theater in Seattle at Seattle's Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.
After graduating Ladensack founded Humanity Pictures with friend Kiko Suura, a film company dedicated producing high-quality media entertainment that raises awareness socially, culturally and environmentally. With a group of film school freinds in 2010 Ladensack directed the kooky, Pixar-esq short The Sprinkler which premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival in 2006.
Ladensack moved to Los Angeles and began creating short films, directing music videos and writing short & feature screenplays. Ladensack produced his first feature film Blood Type: Unknown which premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
When living in Hollywood Ladensack became passionate about the aging LGBT community which lead to his next film "The Apple Tree" which won "Best Picture" at the Out In the Desert Film Festival and screened at over twenty film festivals internationally. In 2013 Ladensack directed his first feature film Saugatuck Cures a comedy set in Saugatuck, Michigan, Ladensack was hired to produce and direct through Permoveo Productions and the film premiered across the nation at Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs, qFLIX Philadelphia and REELING Chicago.
Ladensack co-Founder and designer of CineScout, a mobile iOS app that acts as a concierge service for filmmakers and photographers to search, find lock and pay for location spaces.
Unique traits: Heart, comedy, sci-fi & paranormal.
Film (Comedy and Family) Producer Drew and his best friend Brett set out on a road trip to pose as ex-gay ministers using exuberant high jinks to scam churchgoers, all in order to raise money for his mother's experimental cancer treatment.
D.P.I. Discount Paranormal Investigators
TV Movie (Comedy) Producer When Tyler McCavoy moves back to his hometown in Southern California, his long-time friend Connor offers him a job as a paranormal investigator and co-host on his web show "Ghost Chasers." Tyler joins the eclectic team as they start their first investigation together, leaving Tyler wondering what the hell he got himself into. Written by CrashPad Media
Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After Keith, a well-meaning dad, discovers a condom inside his gay teenage son's room, the dreaded sex talk seems imminent.
Blood Type: Unknown
Film (Drama) Producer A wannabe novelist living under the shadow of her smothering parents finds herself captured in a four centuries old secret when she attends college and falls for the bad boy with an unknown blood type.
The Apple Tree
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer When Gabe and Jonathan fall in love in the 1940s, they decide to spend their life together in secret. But when Jonathan unexpectedly passes away years later, Gabe is faced with the fact that many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender elders face when they move into retirement homes...he must return into the closet. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Family) Director A kooky old man fights his front yard sprinkler to prove to himself that he still has the ability to live on his own.
Film (Short, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer A young woman riding a bus finds out that she has just 2 hours left to live. Having no one to turn to, she clings onto the only person available- the stranger sitting next to her.
Film (Short, Horror and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Frank Enders, a rancher who is grieving the death of his wife, has isolated himself from his rural town. After a series of strange occurrences on his desolate ranch, he must face a mysterious threat from within the woods and risk surrendering his solitude. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Producer In the year 2210 humankind is faced with one option for survival: moving to outer space. The most precious of Earth's natural resources have been depleted; the planet has been ripped apart by war and natural disasters. Survival of the fittest has transformed into survival of the luckiest when a family gets last minute tickets to board the Space Station: Humanity. S.S. Humanity is a short sci-fi drama that gives audiences a glimpse into what the future may hold for human life. The film follows one family as they prepare to leave for the Alaska Project, one of the last human civilizations left in their dying world. When an unexpected opportunity to leave on the last shuttle to space becomes a reality the family must chose to stay on Earth or insure their survival by moving out into space. Written by Matthew Ladensack
Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Fed up with life and his domineering mom, Paul channels his frustrations into the creation of his newest comic character, Mr. Cynic; a disillusioned superhero who no longer feels that humanity is worth protecting from the forces of evil. After another failed pitch, Paul quits art only to discover that Mr. Cynic has materialized in his studio apartment. Caught in the crossfire between his mom and his muse, both of whom claim to know what is in his best interest, Paul's life comes to a crumbling halt as he is forced to choose between disowning his mother or destroying his greatest creation. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama and Music) Camera and Electrical Department Plates is the story of the inspirational bond formed between a third grade teacher and his "quietest" student. Forced together by a mother with more professional skills than parenting abilities, Mr. McCloskey (Sam R. Ross) and Izzy (Kennedy Noel) embark together on a journey of self discovery. Izzy finds the nurturing and compassionate adult that she has always needed while Mr. McCloskey finally learns the importance and power of being a teacher. Written by Dew85
Bryan Loves You
Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A Psychotherapist investigates a cult that takes over an Arizona town in 1993.
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Producer A young man returns to his hometown after making it big in Hollywood, when he runs into the love of his life... his high school sweet heart.
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Film (Short) Producer A boy steals candy to impress his friend - winning his approval for that moment. But, in the end, finds out that the true meaning of friendship is not giving into pressure.
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Chapman University (Orange, CA)