3-time Grammy, 2-time Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning producer, Matthew Principe has over 15 years experience producing live events in the New York, Philadelphia, as well as touring in the United States and Europe.
His latest completed project is the internationally award-winning short film, Monsura is Waiting. Already a festival favorite, winning Best Fantasy Film at the Mexico International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, Best Cult Short at the Queen City Film Festival and Silver Remi Award at WorldFest in Houston, Monsura is Waiting has been selected to screen at least 22 film festivals so far; as an opening night selection for the Santa Fe & New Hope Film Festivals, a 2nd place Audience Favorite at the Media Film Festival; as well as the Minneapolis St. Paul International, Maine International, Santa Cruz, and Lighthouse International Film Festivals. Our lead actress, Nell Gwynn has also been nominated for Best Actress at the inaugural fantasy film festival FilmQuest, in Salt Lake City, where the film was also nominated for Best Fantastic Short.
Matthew just finished principal photography for the short film Stag, starring Sarah Steele (The Good Wife, Girls) and Peter Rini (Orange is the New Black), which will screen in film festivals in 2015. He also has three features in development with other production companies.
Since 2006, Matthew has been the associate producer of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts on SIRIUS / XM Satellite Radio, and the Met’s Live in HD series, which transmits live opera performances to movie theaters around the world in 67 countries. Matthew’s other projects include the GLAAD Media Award-winning production of David Johnston’s play Candy & Dorothy (Drama Desk nominee, Best Actor); and the classical art song podcast Sparks and Wiry Cries.
After receiving his degree in Vocal Performance from Temple University, Matthew worked with The Philadelphia Orchestra, as the Assistant/Acting Orchestra Personnel Manager, producing over 120 performances in 5 venues for each season, as well as international tours. He’s also collaborated with arts institutions such as the Santa Fe Opera, American Composers Forum, and Columbia Artists Management Inc. He is also a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute.
As a performer, Matthew appeared in over fifty productions of musical theater and opera in regional companies such as Pocono Lively Arts, Puttin’ On the Ritz Inc., and the Opera Company of Philadelphia; where he was a member of the Chorus and representative of the American Guild of Musical Artists. In 2001, he attended the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where he was one of the first recitalists to perform in the rebuilt Graz Synagogue. As a child, he was a professional recording artist with World Wide Music Inc.; and his recordings can be heard in various theme parks around the country.
Name: Matthew Principe
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Casting Director, Copyright Clearance Consultant, Creative Executive, Filmmaker, Line Producer, Marketing/pr, Music Supervisor, Opera Director, Post-Production Coordinator, Post-Production Supervisor, Producer, Producer of Marketing & Distribution, Production Coordinator, Script Consultant, Singer, Subtitler, Theatrical Producer, Transmedia Producer and Voice Actor
Film (short) by Kevin Newbury (Drama) Producer In the summer of 1963, a sixteen year old girl investigates the mystery of her father's basement.
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Monsura Is Waiting
Film (short) by Kevin Newbury (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Producer, Actor Down-and-out middle-aged sisters Dot and Betty have the past spent fifteen years performing in a vaudeville act inspired by classic 1960s Japanese horror movies. As the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur, Dot longs to escape the world of 'The Two Tiny Beauties of Infant Island,' while Betty begins to believe that Monsura is actually coming to save her - like a Phoenix from the ashes. We see Betty and Dot in their hotel room. Dot cleans and sifts through collection notices while Betty rehearses her dance moves in the mirror and weeps while watching old Japanese monster movies. After their VFW lodge performance the following day, Dot tells Betty that she is quitting the act and running away with Stu, the club owner, after witnessing two drag-queens parody their act (seen in flashback). Dot invites Betty to her wedding at City Hall the next morning, leaving Betty alone in the dressing room. 'If Monsura doesn't come tonight, then I will be there.' Devastated, Betty turns out ... Written by Kevin Newbury
Off the G/Neurotica
Film (short) by Nedra Gallegos (Comedy and Romance) Actor Introducing a new comedy web-series, Pilot-Off The G, straight from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. A little over a year ago Nedra Gallegos,Writer, Actor, and Teaching Artist to Brooklyn tweens, ripped her Achilles tendon. Stir-crazy and crutching around on the streets of Bed-Stuy, she realized that her long-inhabited neighborhood was rife with story lines.- So she and her writing partner Carla Briscoe got together and they wrote a six part series. Off the G's pilot Neurotica follows, lovelorn Susan on her ever hopeful quest for romance. Neurotica, is set against the teeming back drop of Bed/Stuy Brooklyn. We watch Suzanne, deal with heart break, crowded coffee shops and bathroom floors....It's Hilarious! Written by Anonymous