Matthew grew up in a small town in Kansas, learning good old country ethics and true Christian values. His world was a small place, filled with long idle days and lots of books. Then in high school, his family moved for a job to Qatar, in the Middle East, where Matthew grew in ways impossible to duplicate in the US. His eyes were opened to cultures and views as broad as the world, and he realized that truth is not always as simple as it seems. However, in spite of that revelation, Matthew never let go of his downhome roots and the conviction that the truth is worth fighting for.
After finishing his Batchelor’s Degree in English, Matthew pursued a variety of writing genres, including journalism, copywriting, and blogging, none of which he liked very much. Then he discovered screenwriting. The bulk of his writing credits include one short amature film that he rarely brings into the light of day, one unproduced feature, and one work-in-progress. For some unknown reason, his screenplay for the FBI thriller Eleventh Hour is currently in development with Submission Productions, and has received several large offers for production and distribution.
Over the past several years, Matthew has found himself filling various roles in the indie film industry, including Properties Master, BTS Camera Operator, and Set Medic. He was a Grip on the now controversial feature Alone Yet Not Alone, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song. The faith-based film lost its nomination due to what some called anti-Christian bigotry. However, the project was not important to Matthew for that reason, but because while working there he met his future wife, Marcela. She was Colombian, working as the On Set Dresser, and he was smitten. She’s now a Production Designer, and they work together on films, stage productions, and personal projects. They’ve been married two years and he’s still smitten.