Matt Edwards

Matt Edwards

Director, editor and producer in Los Angeles, California

About Matt

Vice President of Programs and Artist Development at Taliesin Nexus.

A director who is influenced by Robert Altman, Christopher Guest, and a heavy dose of 80s film & television. Most of my career has been in independent film with stints in indie TV, live streaming original content, and reality television.


Name: Matt Edwards

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Director, Editor and Producer

Projects

  • The Inconsiderate Houseguest

    The Inconsiderate Houseguest (2018)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer When an inconsiderate house guest invades your personal space and refuses to respect your boundaries, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.

  • American Refugee

    American Refugee (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Katie Cruel

    Katie Cruel (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama, History and Western) Producer On an isolated ranch in 1871 Wyoming Territory, Katie violently struggles to free herself from the men who dominate her life.

  • Tank Man

    Tank Man (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Freedom H.U.D

    Freedom H.U.D (2017)
    Film (Short, Action and Sci-Fi) Producer In a society where free will does not exist and our lives are controlled by a surgically implanted HUD, a man must choose between a life of conformity or a life of freedom.

  • Avowed

    Avowed (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A young nun-to-be struggles to find God inside Robin, a non-responsive adult whose brain stopped developing before he was born.

  • A Lifetime Later

    A Lifetime Later (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Joe and Amy Buckley live in a small working class neighborhood with their 7 year old daughter, Lisa. When Amy is diagnosed with advanced cancer, Joe begins to buy medical marijuana to help her cope. When they discover how effective the marijuana is for Amy's cancer, they begin to make weed brownies and distribute them to other families in need of a cheaper way to alleviate the suffering. One night, a stranger breaks into their house to steal the drugs. Terrified, 7 year old Lisa makes a call to 911. She doesn't know that phone call will be the worst mistake of her life. Lisa's family is torn apart and, twenty years later, that night still haunts her. Written by Adrienne Levy

  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer It's better to have it and not need it - than to need it and not have it.

  • This Is Mike Stud

    This Is Mike Stud (2016)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Producer Add a Plot »

  • The Return

    The Return (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer A Filipino house maid is held captive by an upper class family in Orange County.

  • Safety School

    Safety School (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer As college valedictorian Moses Abelman gets up to give his commencement speech, he's surprised by a 'trigger warning specialist' brought to keep the school's audience safe.

  • Through the Smokescreen

    Through the Smokescreen (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer On a slow day in his office, Dick Regan, an out-of-his-time, hardboiled (ish) noir detective, plays Jenga with the butts in the ashtray to keep his mind limber. He's visited by the ravishing Chloe Barnes, who hires him to try and find her father, the famous documentarian Ben Barnes, who's gone missing ever since he started working on a film about big tobacco. At first, Regan's skeptical about taking the job, but Chloe uses her considerable charm to convince him to take the case. As they embark on their journey to solve the case, Regan falls for Chloe and much zaniness ensues. Together they investigate a big tobacco family straight out of Deliverance, a charming senator and ASS (the Anti-Smoking Society), before solving the case with a twist so exciting even the writers didn't see it coming.

  • We

    We (2016)
    Film (Short, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer Five hikers fight for their lives when confronted by a masked killer in the California mountains.

  • It's Been Like a Year

    It's Been Like a Year (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actor A sexually stifled young man grows increasingly distracted during a rendezvous with an attractive young woman.

  • Can We Take a Joke?

    Can We Take a Joke? (2015)
    Film (Documentary) Producer In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to-and public censure of-their offender has never been more powerful. Today we're all one clumsy joke away from public ruin. Can We Take A Joke? offers a thought-provoking and wry exploration of outrage culture through the lens of stand-up comedy, with notables like Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, and Adam Carolla detailing its stifling impact on comedy and the exchange of ideas. What will future will be like if we can't learn how to take a joke? Written by Prodigy Public Relations

  • Everything

    Everything (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Everything is a short film inspired by a true story. A mother is forced to take desperate actions to save the life of her cancer-stricken daughter when a bone marrow donor suddenly backs out of the life-saving procedure. Nearly 3,000 Americans die each year because they can't find a bone marrow donor match. Only 2% of Americans are on the national bone marrow registry. Everything examines the issue of offering compensation for bone marrow donors as a means of encouraging more donors into the donor pool and encouraging those who are a match to follow through when called upon. Nearly half of all identified bone marrow donors back out leaving cancer patients' lives in jeopardy. Compensation holds the power to change that. Everything stars Mandy Levin, Kristin Dattilo and Michel Gill.

  • Animal Corp.

    Animal Corp. (2015)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director We've seen animals control the farm, but what about a corporation? CEO Snowball has a vision to save animals by serving up all-vegetable 'meats' with a dash of Orwell. But things quickly go to the hogs when internal struggles over money and power threaten the fledgling startup.

  • Sweethearts of the Gridiron

    Sweethearts of the Gridiron (2015)
    Film by Chip Hale (Documentary, Drama and History) Producer On September 12, 1940, when they took the field for the first time, the Rangerettes made history, and changed the future of football halftime entertainment across Texas and the United States. Written by Michael S. Wayne

  • Wigs

    Wigs (2014)
    Television (Comedy and History) Producer, Director, Editor, Writer Wigs is a mockumentary that follows an out of work actor who accepts a gig as a historical re-enactor portraying someone he knows nothing about along with an eclectic cast of characters.

  • Don't Cage My Speech! A Student Schools His College

    Don't Cage My Speech! A Student Schools His College (2013)
    Film (short) by Ted Balaker (Documentary and News) Producer, Editor, Cinematographer A college student takes his own university to federal court to fight for his and his fellow student's first amendment right to free speech on campus.

  • The Dead Files

    The Dead Files (2012)
    Television (Horror, Reality-TV, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer An investigative series that pairs Steve DiSchiavi, a retired Homicide Detective with the New York City Police Department with more than 21 years of active service with psychic communicator Amy Allan who has an established sixth sense and an affinity for channeling the dead. The partners explore each case on their own and then link up at the end to compare notes. Written by Anonymous

  • Flip Men

    Flip Men (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer Doug Clark and Mike Baird are head over heels about the real estate market in Utah. This unscripted series follows the entrepreneurial duo as they buy foreclosed properties in the Salt Lake City area, renovate them and then attempt to flip them for a profit. The process begins with a bidding war at housing auctions where the hosts roll the dice to acquire the foreclosures, because they often don't see the homes before bidding. And what they sometimes end up with is a dilapidated drug house or a biohazard that could mean additional fix-it costs. After a couple of weeks spent renovating and staging, the properties are put on the market.

  • Storage Hunters

    Storage Hunters (2011 - 2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer A group of hunters join in a bidding war for storage lockers that could be a win or a bust.

  • Invention USA

    Invention USA (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Producer For centuries, America has been an engine of invention and innovation, creating technology that has shaped world history... See full synopsis »

  • Action Figures

    Action Figures (2011)
    Film by Martin Cohen (Comedy and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A family-run toy company--laden with an unusual love triangle--struggles to stay relevant. Action Figures combines the smart, fast pace of a comedic drama with an integrated use of stop motion toys.

  • Celebrity Liar

    Celebrity Liar (2010)
    Television (Game-Show) Director The premise is simple: two celebrities tell the same story as if it happened to them. The LIVE web audience then gets to choose which star they believe is lying. If the audience correctly chooses the liar, the star who was telling the truth gets a point. If the audience votes the other way, the liar gets two points. Viewers can participate live via the chat room, which is moderated by the lovely co-host, Louise Roe (from "Plain Jane" on the CW). Written by M4PR

  • 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

    2010 MTV Video Music Awards (2010)
    Film (Music) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • #38

    #38 (2009)
    Film (short) by James McAndrew (Drama) Editor How well do you know your co-worker?

  • Ochophobia (Fear of Vehicles)

    Ochophobia (Fear of Vehicles) (2009)
    Film (short) by Cameron Fay (Comedy) Editor, Cinematographer

  • BBQ

    BBQ (2009)
    Film (short) by Alex Berger (Comedy) Actor Friends. Grill. Meat. Secrets.

  • Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

    Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007)
    Television by Eric Wareheim (Comedy and Music) Miscellaneous Crew, Camera and Electrical Department Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

  • Redemption Song

    Redemption Song (2007)
    Film (short) by Cameron Fay (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A lonely, middle-aged barber gets a chance to redeem himself for all the years he's lived as a racist, alcoholic and lousy father, when a young, tough African-American woman is given a job at his barbershop as part of her rehabilitation.

  • Tom's War on Terror

    Tom's War on Terror (2007)
    Film (short) by Cameron Fay (Comedy) Actor Tom's a man on the edge. Pressure's from his daily life are bearing down on him... not to mention the constant tension of living under an "orange alert." Or is it a yellow alert today? Or red? Everything boils to the surface on a day where he's forced to ride the public bus to work. Written by Anonymous

  • Solace

    Solace (2007)
    Film (short) by Michaline Babich (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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