Matt Weinglass

Matt Weinglass

Director and CEO Sherwood Players Productions
Director, Producer, Actor and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Matt

Hi, I'm Matt. I'm Director and CEO of SHERWOOD PLAYERS PRODUCTIONS, an LA-based production company with an extended community of 300+ members. The company is focused on developing and producing character-driven films, animation and TV as well as commercials, audio books and reels. SPP also hosts monthly Production Workshops (SPECTRUM) with guest speakers and holds an 8-week intensive DIRECTOR'S COURSE.

As a Producer I recently produced and Assistant Directed the feature documentary TUPAMARO (2018) which just won Best Film at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival and Best Feature Documentary at the 2017 UK Film Festival and is currently on the international film festival circuit. Executive Produced by Ed Asner, Tupamaro follows vigilante motorcycle gangs that police the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, one of the most violent cities in the world.

As a Writer and Director I recently produced, wrote and directed CRASH: THE ANIMATED SERIES (2016-2018), an animated series currently being repped at Cannes Film Festival for international distribution. Crash is a fun PSA on the dangers of driving in today's gadget-filled world, following the adventures of an unlikely superhero on a mission to save humanity from distracted driving. Having worked as a bouncer for several years in LA, I recently created a TV Series based on true tales of club bouncers in Los Angeles called IN-SECURITY. The Action/Drama Series has several actors attached including Judd Nelson, Gary Busey and Sally Struthers, and is in development to film the Series Pilot in LA this coming year.

Originally coming from a theatre background I co-founded and ran a theatre company in Santa Barbara while studying at UCSB. THE SHERWOOD PLAYERS produced topical and edgy live theatre as well as short films and documentaries for several years. After college I moved to LA to pursue an Acting/Writing/Directing career.

As a very (!) tall Actor I've been able to play just about every "big man" role in Hollywood, from bouncers to wrestlers to warriors to "Orcs." I recently was a basketball player opposite James Caan on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and co-starred as a bouncer on CBS's RUSH HOUR (2016). This year I can be seen as axe murderer "Randy' in GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE (2018), a horror/comedy premiering internationally at horror film festivals, which just won Outstanding Ensemble Cast at the 2017 LA Academy of Film Awards.

Prior to re-incorporating The Sherwood Players as Sherwood Players Productions in LA I co-created and produced two TV Series: AFTERTHOUGHTV and THE UNDERGROUND, starring DEANNA RUSSO (KNIGHT RIDER), which featured weekly social commentary, comedy, music and documentary segments. Both series aired on LA36 and streamed worldwide on LA36.org. I also was a director, producer and co-founder of THE UNDERGROUND LLC, a company that produced documentary pieces around the world for news networks like CURRENT TV, the cable news network owned by Al Gore.

My artistic vision has always been collaborative and inclusive. I believe in the power of numbers and love inspiring artists to come together as a community to produce meaningful and entertaining art.

Unique traits: 6'7"

Credits

  • Tupamaro

    Tupamaro (2018)
    Film (Documentary) Producer/Assistant Director A deep dive into the violent world of the Tupamaros -- leftist vigilantes that patrol the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, fighting gangsters, government forces and even themselves.

  • Coded Court

    Coded Court (2018)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Garden Party Massacre

    Garden Party Massacre (2018)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Actor A gathering of friends goes awry when an uninvited guest appears. With a pickax. And an attitude.

  • In-Security

    In-Security (2018)
    Television (Action and Drama) Writer/Producer A one-hour TV series about the Los Angeles night-club scene told from the point-of-view of a bouncer, set in the early 2000s.

  • Crash: The Animated Series

    Crash: The Animated Series (2016 - 2018)
    Television (Action, Comedy, Family and Short) Writer/Director In the age of technology and social media, distracted driving has become one of the most serious causes of injury and fatality for our youth. Fortunately, there's "Crash" the unlikely superhero who appears on the scene to stop distracted drivers before it's too late.

  • The Proposal

    The Proposal (2017)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Executive Producer A man and woman get ready to take their relationship to the next level, so they decide to meet up for lunch to have that special moment together. What could possibly go wrong?

  • Crash: The Animated Movie

    Crash: The Animated Movie (2017)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Family and Animation) Producer/Writer/Director Ronnie Fields is just your average teenager looking to find his place in the world until one night everything changes. After a near fatal car accident, Ronnie becomes "Crash" the unlikely superhero who appears on the scene to stop distracted drivers before it's too late. Written by mw

  • DLAW

    DLAW (2017)
    Television (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Bright

    Bright (2017)
    Film (Action, Crime, Fantasy and Thriller) Actor In Los Angeles, humans live with orcs and elves in a world where fantasy creatures do exist. LAPD police officer Dayl Ward is the first human cop having the orc police officer Nick Jakoby as a partner. When Ward is shot by an orc and Jakoby does not capture the shooter, he questions whether Jakoby lets the fellow orc escape. During a patrol, Ward and Jakoby arrest a man that tells that there is a prophecy and Ward is blessed. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs press Ward to find the truth about the escape of the shooter so that they can fire Jakoby. The magic department of the FBI interrogates the man that belongs to the terrorist Shield of Light group which protects brights so that they can prepare for the return of the Dark Lord that will destroy the world. Ward and Jakoby are summoned to attend a disturbance and they stumble upon a Shield of Light safe-house where they arrest the elf Tikka and bag her magic wand. Soon they learn that Tikka is hunted down by the evil and powerful rogue elf... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Rush Hour

    Rush Hour (2016)
    Television (Action, Comedy and Crime) Actor TV show based on the action-comedy 'Rush Hour' films about an L.A. cop who teams up with a detective from Hong Kong.

  • When a Woman Loves a Woman

    When a Woman Loves a Woman (2016)
    Film (Drama and Short) Executive Producer/Director Two women try desperately to hold onto their relationship plagued by a long battle with alcoholism.

  • DJ Snake Feat. Justin Bieber: Let Me Love You

    DJ Snake Feat. Justin Bieber: Let Me Love You (2016)
    Film (Short and Music) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Teen Tech Team

    The Teen Tech Team (2016)
    Film (Adventure) Actor After Mal gets released from The Digital World prison and Harry gets released from a real world prison after 10 years they re-team up to steal the Jelly Bean 10.1 software for Mal's anti upgrade doomsday device so they can take over the world. Detective Lizz who had put both of them away 10 yrs prior realizes she needs the next generation to help keep the world a safe place puts together a team of 5 different teenagers Katlyn, Brad, Steven, Sarah and Jake to form The Teen Tech Team. Along the way other villains like Marcy The Merciless, Sour Note and Melody and others try to leave their evil mark on the digital and real world. The teens at 1st have a hard time working together which drives Lizz crazy but eventually they learn that working together instead of fighting one another is the only way the world can be safe from evil doers like the ones they face in the movie. Written by Timothy Ingles

  • In-Security: Are You In?

    In-Security: Are You In? (2015)
    Film (Action and Drama) Director/Actor Matt is a struggling actor looking for a job. Because he is a big guy he is offered a job as a bouncer at a night club in LA even though he has no experience. Matt assures his girlfriend, Kristen that he will be all right at his new job. Matt is schooled on how to run a door by Vada, the head of security. Matt then meets Vivian, there is an immediate attraction. Then the local drug-dealers, Joe and Biggie recruit Matt to work for them. Matt starts to fall head first into the late night party scene. In a back alley, Matt is challenged to fight back against a helpless patron who is being held against the wall by four other bouncers. Matt punches him in the stomach and walks away. Matt starts to loose control. He is later accused of theft by the bar owner and wild-man Cameron. Upon coming home to Kristen, Matt is faced with the reality that his relationship may be over. Meanwhile, Jordy, a young bar back introduces his girlfriend, Ana to Cameron who hires her to be the new bartender. Ana... Written by m weinglass

  • Murder Book

    Murder Book (2015)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Actor Police detectives attempt to solve murder cases.

  • BFF: Best Friends Foundation

    BFF: Best Friends Foundation (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Director Two friends decide to start a business together which provides companionship for people in need. But some of their clients may prove to be more desperate than the whole thing is worth.

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four (2015)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Written by 20th Century Fox

  • Big Sean Feat. Kanye West & John Legend: One Man Can Change the World

    Big Sean Feat. Kanye West & John Legend: One Man Can Change the World (2015)
    Film (Short and Music) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Full Walrus

    The Full Walrus (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor MAYA (Rocki DuCharme) likes Marionettes and DREW (Daniel Korth) who recently broke up with his girlfriend. So she invites him out to a show at a secret club, but this isn't a normal club at all.

  • The Man in Black

    The Man in Black (2015)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Writer/Director/Actor A final pitch is made to the DC Warner Brothers Execs, but this time it's for the most expensive superhero film ever made.

  • See Dad Run

    See Dad Run (2014)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor After a decade on television, actor David Hobbs becomes a stay-at-home dad so his soap-opera star wife can get back in the spotlight, but he quickly realizes that playing a dad on television is much different from the real thing. He has to take care of his three kids, Emily, Joe and Janie with the help of his best friends, Marcus and Kevin. Written by Anonymous

  • Sex Sent Me to the ER

    Sex Sent Me to the ER (2014)
    Television (Documentary, Comedy and Drama) Actor Couples, friends and ER doctors reminisce about hilariously horrifying injuries that stemmed from sexual escapades.

  • Crash

    Crash (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Short) Writer/Director/Actor An unlikely superhero is forced to protect the lives of kids and parents who continue texting while driving by literally teleporting into their cars, powering down their phones and taking their car chargers before vanishing away.

  • Tattoo Nightmares

    Tattoo Nightmares (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor Show chronicles the horror stories behind people's unfortunate tattoos and their attempts to fix them. The series, will include tattoos ranging from the hilarious to downright disturbing, with reenactments that will show how these people wound up with their ink. The show's contestants will then go under the needle to remove or cover them. Written by Spike TV

  • Muppets Most Wanted

    Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family and 2 More) Actor Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • The Man in Grey

    The Man in Grey (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Writer/Director Will studio execs green-light a sequel written by this clone of Earth's Greatest Hero? Watch as The Man In Grey makes his pitch.

  • The Real Consequence

    The Real Consequence (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Brought to you by the creative forces at Martini Shot Productions, "The Real Consequence" follows Natalie, who is serving a life sentence for murdering her sister Tania's abusive husband, Michael. Natalie has an aggressive love for her family, and though Tania knows her sister did it to save her, she also misses the husband who she loved so much she was unable to leave him. Natalie's five-year-old daughter, Amelia, is currently in the care of foster parents as a temporary arrangement by Social Services, but Tania is about to break it to her sister that her most precious jewel may be taken away for good, a consequence that Natalie never expected to face. Written by Nayla Paschoa

  • Awkward.

    Awkward. (2013)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor "Awkward" is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the best and sometimes for the worst. The show centers around fifteen-year-old Jenna Hamilton, who, like many, feels invisible to her peers and desperately wants to find her place--which is hard to do in a day and age where fitting in means standing out. Unfortunately, Jenna's visibility comes on the heels of an accident that gives her a not-so-fun stigma. And while the stigma of her accident could be the curse of her life, Jenna's determined to make it her life's blessing. Written by Lauren Iungerich

  • Breezy

    Breezy (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Actor Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes, however, when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. Written by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

  • The Man in Red

    The Man in Red (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Writer/Director Will studio execs green-light a feature film for the "fastest man alive," or will he have to settle for a cameo?

  • Hitchcock

    Hitchcock (2012)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Actor In 1959, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, are at the top of their creative game as filmmakers amid disquieting insinuations about it being time to retire. To recapture his youth's artistic daring, Alfred decides his next film will adapt the lurid horror novel, Psycho (1960), over everyone's misgivings. Unfortunately, as Alfred self-finances and labors on this film, Alma finally loses patience with his roving eye and controlling habits with his actresses. When an ambitious friend lures her to collaborate on a work of their own, the resulting marital tension colors Alfred's work even as the novel's inspiration haunts his dreams. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2011)
    Television (Comedy, Music and Talk-Show) Actor Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

  • Bolivia: Don't Tread on Me

    Bolivia: Don't Tread on Me (2009)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director The recent election of Bolivia's first indigenous president has provoked rich landowners to secede from the central government.

  • All Fired Up

    All Fired Up (2009)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director An elderly veteran of the civil rights movement who marched with Martin Luther King, details her experience with racial segregation as a youth in the midst of the historical election of the first African American president.

  • Nicaragua: A Dying Generation

    Nicaragua: A Dying Generation (2009)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director In 2006, Nicaragua banned all forms of abortion including therapeutic abortions, which are operations to save the mother's life, after a furious campaign by the Catholic Church. The new law also established jail sentences of 6 to 30 years for women who terminate their pregnancies and doctors who perform the procedure. As a result, the deaths of women who have had "back alley abortions" have skyrocketed infuriating human and women's rights groups all over the world. It is somewhat ironic that Nicaragua's leftist government approved the law. However, this was largely due to their attempts to appease the powerful Catholic Church in exchange for the church's support for their anti-poverty measures. The Underground went to Nicaragua in 2008 to film interviews with the families of the victims, human rights groups, representatives of the Catholic Church, and government officials - this short documentary is the result. Since then this film has been used by several human rights groups as ... Written by Matt Weinglass

  • Year of the Rabbit

    Year of the Rabbit (2009)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Welcome to a brave new world where a multinational telecommunications conglomerate has developed an online 3D cyberspace with an advanced optical interface, allowing the user to see and interact with a virtual reality.

  • Street Samurai

    Street Samurai (2008)
    Film (Short, Action and Crime) Actor The murder of an elite assassin has broken a long-standing peace between the Cartel and the Yakuza. Now the son of the Street Samurai has taken up his sword, with a mission to find his father's murderers and make them pay in kind.

  • Brutal

    Brutal (2008)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actor A con-woman draws her mark into a dangerous blackmail scheme with deadly consequences.

  • Bar Starz

    Bar Starz (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Actor The adventures of some seriously odd club denizens.

  • Freaks Like Us

    Freaks Like Us (2008)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director The Highway to Change. A non-stop drag out 15-hour road trip, from the California deserts through the Colorado Rockies to the Democratic National Convention of 2008.

  • Sadly, Too Late

    Sadly, Too Late (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor At Jane's video store, it's all mixed together. At Tristan's coffee shop, there are things that don't mix. When she asks him out, is it the beginning of some Mom & Pop business?

  • Spin

    Spin (2007)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actor Ryan is the house DJ at a nightspot in Los Angeles that is enjoying a brief moment as the hippest joint in town. Ryan carries a torch for Cassie, a waitress who is hoping to launch a career as an actress. However, Cassie isn't as strongly attracted to Ryan, and she has no shortage of other potential suitors. As Ryan and Cassie try to sort out their feelings during one busy night, a number of other folks looking either for new love or a new hook-up make their way across the dance floor, including Tony, who has been propping up his failing film industry career with some illegal business; crystal meth enthusiast Delaney; Mick, who works his British charm for all it's worth; and Aubrey and Apple, who are friends with Cassie and are also struggling to get a break in showbiz. Written by Anonymous

  • Epic Movie

    Epic Movie (2007)
    Film (Adventure and Comedy) Actor Four troubled orphans from four separate movie scenarios who are bound together in a wacky chocolate factory after receiving golden tickets to go on an 'epic adventure.' After they escape from the clutches of a very scary Willy Wonka they discover the magical world of 'Gnarnia' through an enchanted wardrobe. There they must seek the help of a randy lion, a hoard of mutants from the x academy, students of witchcraft and wizardry, funky swash-buckling pirates and a mischievous beaver to defeat the evil white bitch! Written by MovieMagic

  • Taste of Kream

    Taste of Kream (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Sound department Add a Plot »

  • Who You Know

    Who You Know (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor They say making it in LA is not about talent, it's about who you know. Well, Who You Know, follows the lives of 7 eccentric artists and 1 regular guy trying to sell out stadiums without selling out, trying to get laid without getting screwed, and trying to live and love in L.A. without going (even more) insane. Who You Know takes an intimate and scary-honest look at the L.A. you never see, the L.A. that no one in their right mind would ever fantasize about. Who You Know isn't about getting off the bus from Omaha and being handed a contract role on a soap opera by the biggest producer in town because, "you've got that special something, kid." Not even close. Written by Ernessa T. Carter

  • The Underground

    The Underground (2006)
    Television (Documentary) Producer/Co-Director The goal is to promote thought, and rattle the institutional cages that say there's no such thing as quality underground television.

  • Ballentine: Top of the World

    Ballentine: Top of the World (2006)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director The band's objective is to entertain the troops in this extremely isolated and hostile weather environment in a part of the world that is gradually disappearing due to climate change.

  • In Memory of Rusty

    In Memory of Rusty (2006)
    Film (Short and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Rebound

    Rebound (2005)
    Film (Comedy, Family and Sport) Actor Coach Roy once was college basketball's top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What¹s more, Roy's temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can demonstrate compliance--in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court. Roy waits and waits; for a suitable coaching offer, but he receives only one: the Mount Vernon Junior High School Smelters basketball squad. Roy reluctantly accepts the offer, hoping that a few weeks at the school will prove his good intentions and restore him to his high-living ways as a celebrated college coach. But when old school meets middle school, Coach Roy doesn't know what hit him. It's not until Roy decides to teach his young charges some new concepts--like passing, rebounding, dribbling, and scoring--that the Smelters begin to find success and Roy finds something long thought lost: his love of the game. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • Numb3rs

    Numb3rs (2005)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor In the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Don Eppes and his team investigate critical and baffling crimes with a special edge. That advantage is Don's brother, Charles Eppes, a brilliant universalist mathematician who uses the science of mathematics with its complex equations to ferret out the most tricky criminals. With this team, the forces of evil learn their number is up. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Kelly Clarkson: Breakaway

    Kelly Clarkson: Breakaway (2004)
    Film (Short and Music) Actor Add a Plot »

  • I Love Adolph Hitler

    I Love Adolph Hitler (2002)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Producer/Director Spend the night with a schizophrenic college student as he takes us on a journey into his troubled mind.

  • The Jamie Kennedy Experiment

    The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Miscellaneous Crew A 'Candid Camera' type show where Jamie Kennedy pranks unsuspecting bystanders. Using several of his famous persona (B-Rad Gluckman etc...) Kennedy makes his way into seemingly normal daily situations to push people's buttons. A 'Punk'd' like show with the average American, maybe yourself, being the target of his social 'X-periments' Written by Matt Shewey

  • Resin

    Resin (2001)
    Film (Drama) Actor A drug dealer, after getting arrested, beat-up in jail and his first felony conviction, vows to make one final score and a fresh start; but instead winds up in a showdown with a malicious legal system threatening to steal his most valued posessions: his freedom and his life. Written by Anonymous

  • Suicide Queen

    Suicide Queen (2001)
    Film (Drama and Short) Writer/Director A college freshman who starts a secret relationship with her professor crosses paths with another student who happens to be suicidal.

  • Into the Void

    Into the Void (2000)
    Film (Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer/Writer/Director A college freshman invites his younger brother to hang out with him at his new school, but that one night will ultimately haunt him the rest of his life.

  • Behind the Velvet Rope

    Behind the Velvet Rope
    Film (Documentary) Producer A behind the scenes look at the making of the film series In-Security, about the LA night club scene told from the point of view of a bouncer.

Awards

  • Best Ensemble in a Horror Film - An Anti-Hero Production Genre Fest - Garden Party Massacre
    (2018)

  • Best Picture / Golden Palm Award - Beverly Hills Film Festival - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Best Feature Documentary - UK Film Festival - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Silver Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Gold Lion Award - Barcelona International Film Festival - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Best Documentary Feature - Los Angeles Film Awards - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Award Of Merit - Impact Doc Awards - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Best Foreign Film - Beverly Hills Film Festival - Tupamaro
    (2017)

  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Feature Film - Los Angeles Academy of Film Awards - Garden Party Massacre
    (2017)

  • Outstanding Acting Ensemble - Zed Fest Film Festival - Garden Party Massacre
    (2017)

  • Special Mention - One-Reeler Short Film Competition - When a Woman Loves a Woman
    (2017)

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