Matthew Tuppen

Matthew Tuppen

Director, gaffer/lighting technician and key grip in Detroit, Michigan

About Matthew

A visual artist at heart. I take great pride in my writing and visualization down to the tiniest details. While in film school I was drawn in to the art of lighting for film under a very skilled and passionate teacher. Being in such a small school. I was brought on to many sets as Gaffer and very much enjoyed it.

Lighting skills aside, my true passion comes out in my writing and directing with short scripts and feature concepts pouring out of me on a very regular basis.

My goals in film are set for the stars as I hope to spend a lifetime crafting and perfecting my art.

Name: Matthew Tuppen

Lives in: Detroit, Michigan

Occupation: Director, Gaffer/lighting Technician, Key Grip, Screenwriter and Script Consultant


  • Threshold

    Threshold (2012)
    Film (short) by Jeremy Leitson / Raven and the Bard Productions / Vivid Reels Gaffer/ Lighting Technician

  • The Ventriloquist and the Dummy

    The Ventriloquist and the Dummy (2012)
    Film (short) by Alexander Ray / Raven and the Bard Productions / Vivid Reels Gaffer/ Light Design

  • Buying Candie

    Buying Candie (2012)
    Film (short) by Raven and the Bard Productions/Vivid Reels Writer/Director

  • Tableau Noument

    Tableau Noument (2012)
    Film (short) by Cory Alphin Gaffer/ Light Design

  • Mandolyn's Masquerade

    Mandolyn's Masquerade (2012)
    Film (short) by Virginia Mardeusz Key Grip

  • Obelisk

    Obelisk (2012)
    Film (short) by Brandon Cherry Gaffer/ Chief Lighting Technician

  • 1-800-Lawfirm

    1-800-Lawfirm (2012)
    Commercial by Vivid Reals/ Matthew Childs Gaffer/ Chief Lighting Technician

  • Today TV (Season 1)

    Today TV (Season 1) (2011)
    Television by TodayTV Script Editor / Guest interviewer

  • Project Roundtrip

    Project Roundtrip (2011)
    Documentary by The Mako Project Creator/Director/Camera Operator/ Chief Editor


  • Motion Picture Institute of Michigan (Troy, Michigan)

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