My first feature film as writer-director. Currently in post production (as of February 2015)
Starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Emmanuelle Devos and Stella Schnabel.
Produced by Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, John Baker and Chris Ramirez, with financing from Great Point Media.
Executive Producers: Killer Films and Preferred Content.DIRECTING, SCREENWRITING2015
Commissioned by Bret Easton Ellis and Random House in 2010.
Directed, Written, and Photographed by Matthew Ross
Starring Kip Pardue, Tara Summers & Lorien Haynes
Produced by Braxton Pope
Co-Written by Stephen Bender
Edited by Jennifer Harrington
Music by Carrick Moore Gerety
A Bender Media Presentation
conception to completion: 10 days
budget: $0DIRECTING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, SCREENWRITING2010
Lead feature in the October, 2013 issue of Playboy Magazine.
Exclusive, 8,000-word investigative story about Tim Tracy, the American filmmaker who was arrested in Venezuela on terrorism charges ended up spending two months in El Rodeo, the country's most infamous prison.WRITING, INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM2013
Winner of the 2012 DGA Award for Best Comedy Episode. As a story consultant for creator and star Larry David, I contributed several plotlines and other story ideas.STORYLINES, STORY CONSULTANT2011
Profile of actress Imogen Poots, the star of Frank & Lola, my feature-length debut as writer-director.
For Humanity magazine.
written and directed by matthew ross
starring cordelia reynolds, daniel sauli, and dean wareham
produced by anne chaisson and jack turner
cinematography by vladimir subotic
editing by ryan murphy
original score by giancarlo vulcano
independent film festival of boston
and many more...DIRECTING, SCREENWRITING2006
online documentary series presented by AOL and FIGHT! magazine
broadcast quality HD video (1080p)
Over 5 million YouTube views
12 series, 56 episodes
all episodes produced, written and directed by Matthew Ross
featuring Anderson Silva, Junior Dos Santos, José Aldo, Urijah Faber,
Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira, Nick & Nate Diaz, Gilbert Melendez, Bas Rutten,
Frank Mir, Jake Shields, Dan Hardy, Eddie Bravo & The TapouT CrewDIRECTING, PRODUCING, SCREENWRITING2010
Cover story I wrote on UFC champion Anderson Silva for FIGHT!, the most widely circulated mixed martial arts magazine in the U.S. 3500+ words.EDITORIAL DESIGN, WRITING2009
Long-form profile of legendary photographer Glen Friedman, known equally for his his masterful eye as well his knack for identifying a what would become hugely influential counterculture movements before anyone else.
His photographs of the Dogtown skateboarding scene, as well as the early days hip-hop and hadrcore music, are universaly regarded as the definitive documents of a generation.
For Humanity magazine.WRITING2015
Long-form profile of Lee Jaffe -- the artist, musician, and cultural innovator who also made a name for himself as Bob Marley's right hand man/best friend/roommate/muse in the 1970s.
For Humanity magazine.WRITING2015
Sample of multi-Webby-Award-winning editorial work as Features Editor at The Aesthete (theaesthete.com). Conceived all stories, edited all copy, produced all photo shoots, wrote all display copy. My work served as the official sample submitted to the Webbys, resulting in two Webby Honors: Best Cultural Blog & Best Lifestyle Blog.CREATIVE DIRECTION, EDITORIAL DESIGN, WRITING2012-2013
Feature story and interview with George Clooney about his film GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK. For FILMMAKER magazine (written when I was also the managing editor). Scanned from online version (not print edition): http://filmmakermagazine.com/archives/issues/fall2005/features/prime_time.phpEDITORIAL DESIGN, WRITING, PHOTO PRODUCTION2005