Matthew Lipke

Matthew Lipke

Lipke Productions

Camera operator, cinematographer and director in Brooklyn, New York

About Matthew

Matthew Lipke, born Matthew Robert Lipke, has always been attracted the magic of the cinema. Ever since watching Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Matt has been mesmerized by films. Matt began editing short videos of events around his hometown, including the home-haunt haunted houses he would design and run at his parents house with friends during Halloween. Filming and editing short films for a few high school media classes gained him some exposure with the basics of cameras and the editing suite Adobe Premiere Pro. He continued to write and film silly horror parodies in grade school with friends and cousins...basically anyone who would say yes to his crazy endeavors!

Then during the summer of 2012, Matt's filmmaking career took a turn. Just graduating from high school he and his close group of friends decided to produce a feature-length found footage horror film based on a local legend in their town. Starting off as just a fun summer project, the film, Whiskey Hollow, ended up throwing Matt and his friends into the crazy world of filmmaking! The 94-minute horror film premiered at a local theater in Syracuse, NY to a crowd of nearly 300 people. Following Whiskey Hollow, Matt and his team decided to write and produce a second feature film while attending different colleges. A Demon In My View (2013), was Matt's and his company's, Lipke Productions, first serious attempt at a feature film. With a cast composed of students and theater actors from all over Central New York, Matt and his team produced this 169-minute horror film inspired by the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. A Demon In My View premiered at a theater in Syracuse in 2013.

While Matt continued to pursue his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences at The University of Vermont, he also continued producing numerous short films with peers and friends within and outside of the film department. During his senior year at UVM, Matt wrote, produced, directed, and edited his third feature film entitled Elixir. Elixir was produced as part of Matt's senior capstone project, producing a film in lieu of taking classes. Matt and his talented cast and crew from all over the state of Vermont produced this 104 minute science fiction action film with an environmental edge, combing both of his passions for the environment and filmmaking. Elixir premiered May 1st, 2015 at Merill's Roxy Cinemas to two sold-out crowds! With the success of the premiere, the theater ran Elixir for an additional week with four showtimes a day.

Matt now resides in Brooklyn, NY continuing to pursue his passion for filmmaking. He hopes to gain enough experience and enough of a name to bring his independent production company, Lipke Productions, to the front of the pack. Matt plans to continue producing films with important social, political, and environmental messages while maintaining the fun and the thrill of movies that drew him to the industry when we has a little boy.


Name: Matthew Lipke

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York

Company: Lipke Productions

Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Filmmaker, Producer, Screenwriter and Videographer

Credits

  • Bert the Conqueror

    Bert the Conqueror (2015)
    Television by Sharp Entertainment Production Assistant

  • Momster's S2E3

    Momster's S2E3 (2015)
    Television by Sharp Entertainment Production Assistant

  • Momster's S2E4

    Momster's S2E4 (2015)
    Television by Sharp Entertainment 2nd AC

  • Face Value

    Face Value (2015)
    Film (short) Key Grip

  • Elixir

    Elixir (2015)
    Film by Lipke Productions Writer/Producer/Director/Editor

  • Evangeline

    Evangeline (2014)
    Music by Lipke Productions Director of Photographer/Editor

  • Follow the Leaf

    Follow the Leaf (2013)
    Documentary by UVM Office of Sustainability DP/Editor

  • My Knife

    My Knife (2013)
    Film (short) DP/Editor

  • Room 918

    Room 918 (2013)
    Film (short) Writer/Director/DP/Editor

  • A Demon In My View

    A Demon In My View (2013)
    Writer/Producer/Director/Editor

  • Whiskey Hollow

    Whiskey Hollow (2012)
    Film by Lipke Productions Writer/Producer/Director/Editor

Awards

  • Best Narrative Short Film - University of Vermont Film Festival '13
    (2013)

  • Audience's Pick for Best Film - University of Vermont Film Festival '13
    (2013)

  • Runner-up for Best Short Film - UVM Film Club Film Fest '12
    (2012)

Education

  • University of Vermont
    (2011-2015)

Desert Island Movies

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  • Since: October 2014
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