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Washington State Lottery

One of the more unique jobs Matthew has taken on. Little pitch, little uniforms, little shoes and lots and lots of details went into making the magic in this one. Matthew Directed and shot these pieces for Cole & Webber and the Washington State Lottery over two days. A little VFX went into making these…

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Montana State Fund

The Montana labor force is full of hard scrabble people not afraid to put their heads down and go. But today, they are working smarter, not just harder. We look to the past and the future of this work force in this spot for Montana State Fund. Long time collaborators, Partners Creative, brought Matthew on…

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VCU Medical Center

We ponder the origins of the human spirit and where it can take us in this new project Matthew directed and shot for VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Over three days, Matt shot surgeries, physical therapy, radiology, neurology, neonatal ICU, bikes, bikes and more bikes (no surprise). VCU Medical is the exclusive medical sponsor…

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Maglia Rosa

The Hampsten name is synonymous with legendary bike racing. In 1988, a kid from North Dakota stunned the international cycling community with a gutsy ride that won him the Giro d’Italia – one of only three Grand Tours on the cycling calender including the Tour de France (a race Hampsten was highly successful in as…

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SIFF

Who’s watching the Watcher? Creepy, a little voyeuristic, and kookie with an NSA vibe and that feeling you should be looking over your shoulder, but we pulled back the curtain to reveal what’s really going on. Thanks to the team at WongDoody for taking us on this wild ride to help tell the #BeWatching story….

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Mutual of Enumclaw

There’s something about a farmer. It’s his no nonsense, straight talking demeanor that catches you every time. He tells it like it is and you can trust that it’ll be nothing but honesty. We spent quite awhile casting real people for a series of short films for insurance company Mutual of Enumclaw. Our main story…

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#ChangeTheGame

Teaming up with Copacino+Fujicado and the Seattle Mariners, we made this spot to kick off a campaign to bring awareness and change to the Antibullying conversation.  Macklemore and King Felix were more than willing to lend their voice to help #ChangeTheGame.  We were excited at the prospects, as well, lending a hand to affect some…

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If Not For This

We took on the challenge of telling the visual story of the new book from acclaimed writer Pete Fromm. In our eyes, the book trailer gives a hint at what the book is about while not creating too much of a voice or picture of the story. We’d prefer the reader creates her own ideas…

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MDT “Life Shattered”

Inevitably, whenever there is a traumatic moment in our life, we play back the events over and over trying to understand what went wrong and when.  We dig and dig for any scrap of evidence that can help make heads or tails of the situation.  Our long time collaborators at Partners Creative entrusted us with…

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Visit Seattle

What’s it like going on a road trip in your own town?  One word:  Amazing!  With over 40 locations and 12 days of shooting, we tackled Seattle, our town, with an eye to find new and unique ways to look at the Emerald City.  Partnering with Copacino+Fujikado and the gutsy folks at Visit Seattle, we…

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Tableau “Vizable”

How do you see your data? What would it tell you if you could? The new mobile app from Tableau gives you the vision to quickly look at your data simply and easily on your tablet. Matthew partnered with Digital Kitchen to tell the story of Vizable and its new users. Production Company: Digital Kitchen…

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Seattle Children’s

For over 100 years, Seattle Children’s Hospital has provided skilled and compassionate medical care to young people. But the public is less aware of Seattle Children’s outstanding Research Institute and Foundation. StraightEIGHT Films was tapped by Copacino+Fujicado to communicate the bigger ideas of hospital, research and the foundation and how all three work together to…

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CMC “In This Life”

The simplicity of throwing rocks, swimming in the lake or just playing in the water is the perfect backdrop to the more serious tone of lessons learned in life. We shot these spots on the shores of Holland Lake and in Missoula, Montana. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Lead Designer:  Caleb Van Winkle Editor:  Duncan Sharp…

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Fences

StraightEIGHT Films got the call from Ryan Lewis in early May of 2014 to work with the guys to create the video.  We hit the ground running in early June getting things ready for the shoot.  With eight days of shooting with lions, tigers, underwater work, wire work, tons of green screen, huge sets and…

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Palisade

A little of this, a little of that, mix it together and there you have it, a beautiful recollection of place and time full of texture and life. If we only had smell-a-vision, you’d get the whole entire experience of sweet smells of hickory smoke, fresh basil, garlic and the gentle wind off the Sound….

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True Blood “Main Titles”

This one speaks for itself. Working with the crew at DK was a dream. Directing and shooting this one was a load of fun. Having an Emmy nomination is nice too. Creative Directors: Matt Mulder, Rama Allen Live Action Direction: Matthew J. Clark, Rama Allen, Morgan Henry, Matthew Mulder, Tevor Fife Designers: Rama Allen, Shawn Fedorchuck, Ryan Gagnier,…

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SkyDrive

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and everything should be okay. Fortunately for us, we didn’t have to worry about too much (except for flying arrows, burning laptops and out of control robots) since our creative was so buttoned up. These two spots for SkyDrive make it crystal clear why we need to…

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Piano Pat “Montana Legend”

Piano Pat is one of those living legends. She’s been playing the same venue, the Sip ‘N Dip Lounge, in Great Falls, Montana since 1963.  You don’t see a character like this everyday.  And she’s still going! Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Editor:  Mike Southworth Location Sound/Sound Design/Mix:  Chris White Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Titles: …

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PGA “World Golf Championships”

The good folks down at GSD&M in Austin, Texas, tapped us to create a series of commercials for the PGA TOUR’s World Golf Championships. We were tasked with compiling highlights of the world’s best golfers, mixed with footage of our own, to create a dynamic showcases of patriotism and national identity for an international audience….

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Group Health “Luxury or Right”

Telling it like it is with honest, genuine responses only comes from doing your homework and knowing the people you are interviewing. Over three days, Matt interviewed 35 people for this campaign. He also pre-interviewed all of them in person to really get to know them and their story. Facing the hardships and dilemmas of…

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Pac 10 “25 Years”

Celebrating 25 years of women’s athletics in the Pac10 Conference, these spots tell a first person story of women athletes.  Limited to still images, we pushed the boundaries as far as we could to tell their story.  This was another great partnership with Switzerland and the dynamic duo of Rick and Janet. Agency Writer: Janet…

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UNICEF “Tap Project”

Can you live in Seattle and still find the rain beautiful? We think so. We teamed up with Publicis In the West to create this PSA for the UNICEF World Water Week program. Also known as the Tap Project. It’s concept is simple: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the…

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Tea Cozies “Dead Man’s Sister”

Aliens land on a local venue and try to enjoy the show, but their enthusiasm goes awry when the laser guns start firing. Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Director/Lead Designer:  Cameron Pierron Editor:  Aaron Dunkel Line Producer:  Mark Campbell Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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Xbox 360 “Lips – #1 Hits”

A real energy emerges from the party all thanks to LIPS.  Shooting in a practical location, we got the party really get rocking with over cranked speeds and lots of dancing. Director: John Hilton DP: Matthew J. Clark Editor:  Duncan Sharp Lead Designer/Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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BMGF “Reinventing the Toilet”

Four out of 10 people worldwide don’t have a safe way to poop. We partnered with with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create this video to help spread the word and generate interest in their new initiative to expand affordable access to sanitation worldwide.  When this hit the fan, it went viral. Co-Creative…

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SLGFF “Relay”

A fast paced action filled chase is on – a small band of cinephiles and filmmakers come together to snub the conservative establishment.  We rallied the troops and partnered with the big guns of Frank Unlimited to make the trailer celebrating the 15th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Lead…

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After All This

Helen’s life is coming to an untimely end, thanks to cancer. She and her husband face hard decisions about what to do next.  I was invited to make this film by the Seattle International Film Festival as apart of their 2011 Fly Filmmaking Challenge.  Written in less than a week, with writer Pete Fromm, and…

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Dry Rain

On a blazing afternoon in a heartland of wheat stubble and clouds that bring no rain, a father and son strike out on a road trip. Stil has taken his ten year-old son, Joey, from his ex-wife’s, crossing the Montana border into Canada. He insists it’s a vacation, but Joey, listening to ransom calls, pushes…

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Dave Matthews “ehhee”

This was a self-produced, self-released track that Dave Matthews did independently of the label. It was initially given away on iTunes. This was a fun project to shoot and a great team to work with here in Seattle. Working with Dave was a very collaborative endeavor. Director: Dave Matthews DP: Matthew J. Clark