Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, home of Abraham Lincoln and the Corn Dog, Matt Brookens is an accomplished filmmaker with a specialty in Dark Comedy and Horror. His work can be found on Netflix, Amazon, TV in general and virally all over the interwebs.
PROFILE I‘m a creative and quick lead video editor with a broad scope of experience.
I’ve edited, & produced for Disney, Lionsgate, Nat Geo, Kevin Hart, Discovery, YouTube Premium, Funny or Die,
Guitar Center, Doritos, Spike TV, WagTV, DIRECTV, Travel Channel & more.
My work has won awards at many film festivals & has amassed over 81 million views online.
17 years editing/creative: Entertainment, music, advertising. Please see LinkedIn.
Editing! Specialize in comedy and engagement. Seasoned screenwriter and director.
Premiere, AVID, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, FCP 7 & X, DSLR Photo/Video
» Proficient in delivering laughs, giggles and/or titters.
» Practiced in scripted, documentary, reality, music videos & promos.
» Experienced in title & sound design.
» Experienced team leader.
Secrets of the Garden – National Geographic2019 EDITOR, 30 min - 1620 Media
Claws Season 2 Trailers 2018 EDITOR, PRODUCER TNT/Revolve Agency
Parker Plays – Scripted Comedy 4 Eps + Promos 2017 LEAD EDITOR Disney XD
Fierce Traveler – Travel /Reality 4 Eps 2016-17 LEAD EDITOR, PRODUCER WagTV
Be the Boss – Comedy Commercial 2015 DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR Doritos
Far East Feast – Comedy Reality 6 Eps 2015 EDITOR Hoplite Ent. / Food Network
Chop Chop – Reality Sizzle & 6 Eps 2015 EDITOR, PRODUCER USDA / Food Network
Peace is Inevitable – Doc 2015 EDITOR Discovery Latin America
RPM – Reality Sizzle 2015 DIRECTOR, EDITOR Hoplite Entertainment
Lucky Goes to NAMM – Reality 4 Episodes 2015 DIRECTOR, EDITOR United Television Broadcasting
Musicians Institute – Various Commercials 2014-15 DIRECTOR, EDITOR Time Warner
Dr. Weil’s True Food Kitchen – Reality Pilot 2013 CO-DIRECTOR, EDITOR Food Network
SHORTS / WEB / OTT
Grindstone Workshop- Comedy Cosplay Show EDITOR, PRODUCER Skybound Entertainment
Comedy Game Show: The Games We Play- TriBeCa Shortlist 2017-18 EDITOR Pilgrim Media
Daily Internet Comedy Content LOL! Network 2017 PRODUCER, EDITOR Lionsgate/Kevin Hart
Daily Internet Comedy (Over 122 videos) 2016-17 LEAD EDITOR, PRODUCER Circa
I Should Have Said -Comedy Web Series 2 eps 2016 PRODUCER, EDITOR Full Screen
Eat a Baby -Comedy Sketch 2015 PRODUCER, EDITOR Funny or Die
Music Editorial, Lessons, Demos (42 Shorts) 2014-15 PRODUCER, EDITOR Musicians Institute
Music Editorial, Demo, Interview (62 Shorts) 2009-14 PRODUCER, EDITOR Guitar Center
Starving Artist Beat Down – Comedy Web Series (20 ep) 2014 DIRECTOR, EDITOR Art Pain FIlms
Guitar Party Nightmare – Sketch Comedy 2011 DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR Funny or Die
The Boy Band Con (Documentary) EDITOR YouTube Premium and Premier @sxsw 2019
First World Problems – Horror Comedy 2013 EDITOR CitiCine Productions
The Art of Pain – Dark Comedy 2009 DIRECTOR, WRITER, EDITOR Netflix
Columbia College Chicago: Bachelor of Arts – Film 1999
Upright Citizens Brigade: Improv & Sketch • Miles Stroth Comedy Workshop • Power of the Pitch (Writer’s Store), Raindance Film Finance 101
Unique traits: I CREATE: Bombastic comedy, cinematic heart-pounding action, spine tingling horror, fascinating/engaging/entertaining reality shows, fantastic worlds in film!
The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Secrets of the Garden
Documentary by National Geographic Editor From Aloe Vera to Argan Oil, the researchers of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew seek to unlock the secrets of real botanicals.
The Games We Play
The Ancient Order of Human Resources
Eat a Baby
Far East Feast
TV Series Editor
Damon's Tiki Bar
TV Series Director
Starving Artist Beatdown
TV Mini Editor
Death by a Thousand Pups
First World Problems
Man vs. Survival
Guitar Party Nightmare
The Art of Pain
Roni vs. Lincoln
Of Bass and Men
Best Horror Comedy Hollyshorts Film Festival
Columbia College - Missouri