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Matt Porterfield

Matt Porterfield is the writer-director of three acclaimed feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013). In 2012, he was a featured artist in the Whitney Biennial and the recipient of a Wexner Center Artists Residency. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archive and has screened at Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, Cinémathèque Française, and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale, and SxSW. Matt made his first narrative short, Take What You Can Carry, in Berlin this past summer with a grant from the Harvard Film Study Center. It premiered in the Berlinale Shorts Competition in February 2015. As a producer, he has participated in IFP’s No Borders, Cinemart, and the Berlin Coproduction Market. His new screenplay, Sollers Point, currently in development, has received fiscal support from Creative Capital and the French Ministry of Culture’s Centre National du Cinema. 

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Putty Hill

Interesting format. A little dry but worth it.


Putty Hill

Using an off camera interviewer was cohesive. Well done. Young Skye singing Whitney was stellar.


I Used to Be Darker

I wish every scene was like the party scene.


Putty Hill

It never came together for me.


I Used to Be Darker

First rate acting from an unknown cast. On the other hand the plot fails to generate much interest.