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Veterans Choice.

Just this past fall, Matthew directed this piece for Ascension Healthcare. He was tapped by the folks at Digital Kitchen to help win and execute the work with Austin based agency GSD&M. Shooting in both Seattle and Austin, the crew spent about a month and a half shaping this piece into shape. Production Company: Digital…

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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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#BeWatching

Who’s Watching the Watcher? In a slightly creepy paradigm that turns to kookyness, we pull back the curtain on the watcher and reveal him to the audience. We were super thrilled to work with ad agency WongDoody and the great people at the Seattle International Film Festival to celebrate the 2015 festival. StraightEIGHT Films, helmed…

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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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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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SLGFF 2013

There’s nothing more beautiful than bold, confident people.  We took that idea and turned it into a visual intrepretation of this year’s theme for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival “Bold Is Beautiful.”  We shot over 50 people in a simple way to let their personality shine through. Director:  Matthew J. Clark DP: Ronnie…

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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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Maiden of Death

This trailer for the fictional film, Maiden of Death, was made to promote the then new film, Grindhouse, coming out from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.  We were crazy enough to mak a trailer – we had about 2 weeks to do it.  My part was easy: Shoot some cool stuff.  Dan and Thai had…

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Montana State Fund “Work Hard”

Scratching out a living in Montana isn’t easy. We captured that hard life through a cross section of real people working in the woods, ranches, hospitals and offices of the Big Sky State. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Producer:  Chris Borden Editor:  Reeve Bailey Color Correction:  Jeff Tillotson Agency:  Partners Creative Agency Writer: Sean Benton Agency…

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The Makers “Matter of Degrees”

Full on rock ‘n roll from Seattle glam rockers, The Makers. We shot on Super35 and Super8, oh and some Super16 too. All the same stock, just different formats. They cut together surprisingly well to create a sense of evolution. Director: Matthew J. Clark DP: Doug Hostetter Design and Animation: Bobby Hougham/ The New Blank…

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SLGFF 2011 “Mix”

What are the different genres of film you might encounter at a film festival?  It’s a mix, like a box of chocolates… We explored the many of those facets in this trailer for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Shooting with people frozen, we moved the camera rapidly around the actors capturing a moment…

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Space Cowgirl

Guns and a Cowgirl in the depths of outer space, all the fixings for something interesting.  We did extensive testing to truly understand the ballistics of galactic gunfire…ok, we didn’t, but how cool would that have been? Director:  Matthew J. Clark Director/Lead Designer:  Cameron Pierron DP:  Doug Hostetter Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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Microsoft “Arcade”

Old school games on the go. They call the past time “casual gaming,” but something that absorbs this much of people’s time must be something bigger than just casual. This project was a collaborative creation between StraightEIGHT Films and thenewBlank’s Bobby Hougham. Creative Director/Designer: Bobby Hougham Live Action Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Editor: Tony Fulgham…

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Piano Pat in Missoula

Can’t believe it has been almost a year!  We were lucky enough to be welcomed at the Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival in Missoula last February.  I talked Pat into joining us.  It was perfect having her there.  She was warmly welcomed by a huge crowd at the screening.  She got the most questions…

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Noir

The other night, we quickly shot some footage for a project we are doing for the Seattle International Film Festival and Naked City, a local brew pub. This is a still image I snagged before we started shooting the motion content. Check out the making of here on Vimeo. Naked City from Matthew J. Clark…

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Max

  I’m working on a short film about my friend Max.  He’s one of the best titanium builders in the US and lives right here in Seattle.  He’s worked for the likes of Seven and Merlin.  These days, he welds for Hampsten and Davidson, but builds his style of bikes – fast, efficient race machines,…