Glen Matthews

Glen Matthews

Director, editor and screenwriter in Toronto, Canada

About Glen

Glen Matthews is an award-winning filmmaker, specializing in short form comedic content. He was an actor for nearly a decade before shifting his sole focus to filmmaking.

His first short, “Room Service”, was a finalist for CBC’s national competition, Short Film Faceoff. His most recent, “Saving Face”, was selected by Telefilm Canada to play at Not Short on Talent, an international showcase held annually in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

In 2016, Matthews joined Clark Stanley, a Toronto-based advertising agency, where he has been writing & directing commercial content ever since.

In 2017, Glen wrote, directed & edited four personal projects: “Grave Concerns”, a comedy about gravediggers in the Wild West, “Space Monkey Origins”, a fictional origin story for the professional wrestler, The Space Monkey, “White Savior” a racially charged one-minute film, and "Red Bull 30 Years" a 30-second tribute to Red Bull's 30 years in business.

Heading into 2018, Matthews is writing his first feature film and hoping to continue creating content that exists nowhere else.

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Name: Glen Matthews

Lives in: Toronto, Canada

Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter


  • Black Cop

    Black Cop (2017)
    Film (Drama) Actor A black police officer is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect.

  • Reel East Coast

    Reel East Coast (2015 - 2016)
    Television (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Everyone's Famous

    Everyone's Famous (2016)
    Television (Short and Comedy) Actor Donald always wanted to be a 'somebody' but settled for being a decent guy with a decent girlfriend, working at a decent call centre. When an embarrassing video goes viral, Donald's given an unexpected new lease on fame. Donald quits his job and tries desperately to become a viral video maker, pushing his love life, his friends, and his sanity to their very limits. Written by Anonymous

  • Sex & Violence

    Sex & Violence (2013 - 2015)
    Television (Drama) Actor The series stars Jennie Raymond as a lesbian police constable, Olympia Dukakis as a victim advocate, Jackie Torrens as a social worker and Kerry Fox and Preston Carmichael as therapists.

  • Saving Face

    Saving Face (2014)
    Film (Short, Action and Comedy) Actor With the world watching, a mild-mannered pro-wrestler transforms into what he's always fought against: the bad guy.

  • The Hold Up

    The Hold Up (2014)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Crime) Actor Leading up to their first bank robbery, four aspiring criminals discover that they have wildly conflicting, ludicrous opinions on how it should go down.

  • Lure

    Lure (2014)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor Lure tells the story of unstable post-grad student Rebecca Markowitz who is writing her doctorate on a convicted internet stalker. When a game of revenge enters the picture, Lure deepens and broadens until the story becomes something else entirely, a tale of desperation, release and redemption in the modern-day internet age. Written by Anonymous

  • The Toll

    The Toll (2014)
    Film (Short, Action, Mystery and Thriller) Actor In this suspense-filled action short, a toll booth attendant's life is thrown into turmoil when a car crashes into his toll plaza.

  • Heartbeat

    Heartbeat (2014)
    Film Actor After her boyfriend leaves town, Justine, depressed and unfulfilled, picks up her neglected guitar which takes her on a journey that gets her heart beating for the first time in years.

  • Righteous

    Righteous (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor After an argument with his sister about her choice of boyfriend, a young black man spends the day blowing off steam, striking a psychological blow to a white male after believing he is being profiled - an encounter that becomes much more after he discovers that his target is closer than he could ever expect. Written by Anonymous

  • Seed

    Seed (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Seed is a single-camera, half-hour comedy following Harry, a likable bachelor and bartender whose previous foray into sperm donation has resulted in offspring he was unaware of - until now. This ill-equipped bachelor finds himself entangled in the lives of his newfound children and their less-than-thrilled families - a lesbian couple and their 9-year-old oddball son, an up-tight, upper-class husband and wife and their rebellious teenage daughter, and an impulsive single woman with a ticking biological clock... pregnant with his child - with whom he'll come to share more than just his DNA. Written by Anonymous

  • Play Again

    Play Again (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actor Sam just wants to be a pinball wizard but when a high-score-holding bully gets in his way, Sam decides he needs to prove who the real champion is. Sam pulls out all the stops and is invited to an unknown league of pinball where he confronts the strange arcade's caretaker and handyman before finally getting his chance to be the champ. Written by Anonymous

  • Bunker 6

    Bunker 6 (2013)
    Film (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Bunker 6 is a 78-minute dramatic science fiction thriller filmed on location in the Debert Diefenbunker, Nova Scotia. Grace has called the nuclear fall out shelter #6 her home since the atomic bombs went off 10 years ago. When her mentor and father figure Lewis, the bunker's technician, dies she's left to take charge. As things begin to breakdown around her and murders start to happen she must struggle not just to survive, but to live. For Grace thoughts of the outside world beyond the heavy blast doors of the bunker could be her demise and to all those who remain with her. Written by Anonymous

  • Foam Drive Renegades

    Foam Drive Renegades (2013)
    Film (Short, Action, Comedy and Crime) Actor Foam Drive Renegades: A gang of petty criminals enlists the last-minute help of an irrational acquaintance to pull off a job. When this new addition gets the gang in increasingly hot water, they're forced to re-examine their life choices, those they associate with, and themselves. Written by Anonymous

  • Two Scoops

    Two Scoops (2013)
    Film (Short and Action) Actor So, what we have: two beautiful girls in leather and with a deadly weapon in their hands, one malevolent alien and one good Samaritan drug addict who will always help two ladies in trouble. Well, the ladies will gladly help the whole city get rid of the terrible evil. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (

  • The Luckiest Unlucky Man in the World

    The Luckiest Unlucky Man in the World (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actor Meet Horace Cloverdale. Today is his birthday. He's the least lucky man on the planet, but that does not stop him from trying. Maybe today he will find what we are all looking for; a lucky break and true love. But will he survive long enough to attain it? Written by Anonymous

  • Game

    Game (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Actor GAME... "Hunting Season is Now Open".GAME is an eight-minute horror entertainment from Nova Scotia, Canada. A terrified woman flees through the woods, trying to evade three monstrous pursuers... but maybe the game is about to change. Inspired by 1950s EC Comics and 1970s Canadian Hinterland public service announcements.GAME is a dark, tongue-in-cheek directorial debut from Josh MacDonald, writer of THE CORRIDOR, edited by Jason Eisener (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN) and produced by Angus Swantee (TORTUROUS).GAME premiered at Fantastic Fest 2012 (Alamo Drafthouse-- Austin, TX) and has since played in 60+ film festivals worldwide. GAME is the winner of multiple prizes for Best Short, as well as prizes for Best Actress, Best Creature & Best VFX.Nominated for Best Short at SITGES, Spain; sold to FEARnet; cover story for Go Social Film Magazine; and selected by "Short of the Week" and "Vimeo Staff Picks" during Halloween 2013.

  • Presence

    Presence (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor Presence is an experimental horror film that focuses on sound and the power it has over our psychological and physical health.

  • Room Service

    Room Service (2012)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Producer A woman confronts her husband's mistress in a motel room with unexpected results.

  • Roller Town

    Roller Town (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Actor When a roller-skating-obsessed town is over-run by video game shilling gangsters, only one man has the funk deep enough to boogie them back to oblivion.

  • Flag on the Play

    Flag on the Play (2011)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actor Each week this dynamic chaotic comedy duo attack the TV screen with the "real" sports news that the other sports channels can't cover, bringing you facts about the wizards, demons, big businesses and Illuminati that run the NFL, all while drinking a tall can of Arizona Iced Tea. Written by Eastlink

  • Operation Mongoose.

    Operation Mongoose. (2011)
    Film (Adventure and Comedy) Actor A documentary film crew follows the day to day lives of two aspiring bounty hunters, in hot pursuit of a former teen actor turned fugitive, as well as their many misadventures along the way.

  • Picnicface

    Picnicface (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Add a Plot »

  • Moby Dick

    Moby Dick (2011)
    Television (Adventure and Drama) Actor The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

  • Hobo with a Shotgun

    Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Horror and Thriller) Actor A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. Written by Greg Guy

  • The Corridor

    The Corridor (2010)
    Film (Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor A group of high school friends reunite years later for a weekend of partying and catching up on old times. Isolated deep in the snow covered forest, they stumble upon a mysterious corridor of light. Like a drug, the corridor's energy consumes them, driving them to the point of madness. One by one, they turn on each other, taking their evil to the next level. Mayhem leads to murder as they race to outlast each other, and the corridor's supernatural powers. Written by Cinemavault

  • Blush Response

    Blush Response (2010)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Haven

    Haven (2010)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror and 3 More) Actor She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be an FBI agent. That's why Audrey Parker is sent to a distant Maine village called Haven, to investigate the crime of a prison fugitive. What she does not know, is that her past is connected to that village, that old threats from the past are coming back, and she is going to be a central piece on everyone's life... or death. Written by Anonymous

  • The Withered Dead

    The Withered Dead (2010)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor After Terry unknowingly stumbles into a town of the undead, he finds himself trapped in a house with Henry and his injured wife Sharon. Terry is determined to get them all to safety, but Henry has other plans. Desperate to find his missing son, Henry will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Even if it means fighting an army of flesh eating zombies. Written by Anonymous

  • Top Dog

    Top Dog (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor When Russell's parents get a new dog, his comfortable dead-end life of couch surfing, home cooking and free laundry service takes a turn for the worse.

  • Treevenge

    Treevenge (2008)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Actor Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end. Written by <>

  • Phone Whores

    Phone Whores (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor Life rarely goes as planned for any of us. But when you're the family golden boy backed by lofty expectations and an expensive education that realization can hit a little bit harder. Stanley Gardener has returned to his hometown after years of higher education and an aborted career with nothing to show for it. He has moved in with his eccentric high school friend Jockey while training for a job at the local call centre. Cubicle walls and a headset. Hardly his dream come true. It's his first day "on the floor" and despite the depression he may feel over travelling so far and so long only to end up where he started, he and his fellow newbie Laura meet the people who will make the drudgery tolerable... even entertaining. As Stanley's brother Dirk puts in time at the local pawn shop under the cantankerous eye of the permanently pissed-off Howard, Jockey's unbalanced outlook, Duncan's sexual retardation and Paul's sly wisdom begin to pave the dead end dirt road they find themselves upon. '... Written by Gary Caven

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