ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
GRAND PRIZE, Torino International Film Festival
GOLD MIKELDI, Bilbao International Film Festival
GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco Film Festival
SATURN AWARD, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
GRAFFITI "Matthew Patrick’s Oscar Nominated adaptation of a Julio Cortazar story is a shining display of pure visual narrative, a romantic political parable, as powerful as it is poetic." LOS ANGELES TIMES
TAINTED BLOOD "This neat little thriller directed by Matthew Patrick makes a valiant effort to conceal the killer’s identity and keep the level of interest high as one revelation after another sets the pendulum swinging between suspects.” CINEFANTASTIQUE
NIGHT OWL “Jennifer Beales and James Wilder are a delight.” VARIETY
TRIPTYCH "Matthew Patrick utilized innovative and advanced techniques in this stunning visual and aural production that utilizes the music of Stravinsky.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Matthew Patrick is concerned with the fusion of senses and sounds in his film TRIPTYCH, an experimental sensual movie that translates body language." LOS ANGELES TIMES
ATRAPADOS (Trapped) “is a staggering and haunting film, directed by Matthew Patrick.” LOS ANGELES TIMES
ATRAPADOS (Trapped) “Fascinating indie fantasy film." VARIETY
ATRAPADOS (Trapped) "A real hybrid - an apocalyptic, science-fantasy. For an independent film, this is not only astoundingly original, but extremely well made, and so strange it's got to be believable. Colorful, mysterious and unlike anything you've ever seen." CITY PAGES
HIDER IN THE HOUSE “Is a tense psychological suspense film which cannily explores family politics with sour wit and distinctly macabre conclusions. Rogers and McKean are first-rate, but Busey in particular has seldom been better employed, his hulking physique a reminder of the tragic monsters of movie yore, immensely threatening but intrinsically vunerable.” TIME OUT
HIDER IN THE HOUSE “Patrick resists the clichéd mannerisms and overt violence of the contemporary horror movie in favor of uneasy intimacy, diffuse lighting and intelligent characterization. Worth looking out for." THE GUARDIAN
HIDER IN THE HOUSE “Solid performances, intriguing plot and an interesting play on the 'villain or victim?' theme make director Matthew Patrick's film a delight trimmed with cunning and terror." FILM MONTHLY
HIDER IN THE HOUSE "Director Matthew Patrick shares Hitchcock's preference for the power of suspense over surprise: what grips an audience most is not knowing what's going to happen but how and when." SUNDAY TRIBUNE
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York City.
KENNEDY CENTER OF FINE ARTS, Washington DC.
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, Mass.
TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL, Premiere
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS - AFI FILMMAKERS GRANT
SUNDANCE JUNE DIRECTORS LAB
Matthew Patrick is a bold and innovative creative professional working in the fields of film, photography and environmental art. Throughout his film career, ranging from shorts and webisodes to full-length features, Matthew has served as director, but often times is the writer, editor and producer as well.
Matthew was born in Michigan to a Japanese mother and an American father and raised in Japan, India and the US., and thus considers himself a citizen of the world. “Because I often did not understand the languages of the countries where I lived, I became an astute observer, able to pick up visual cues to help interpret different situations.” This ability has contributed significantly to his work as a visual artist.
He made TRIPTYCH as an undergraduate at Hampshire College which won a STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD, and gave him his first trip to Hollywood and to the Motion Picture Academy.
Upon graduation, Matthew moved to a New York City where he lived in a raw loft in Soho and joined a vibrant independent film and art scene. He honed his skills in directing actors by studying with Stella Adler. He was able to complete his first feature film, ATRAPADOS (Trapped), using an NEA Independent Filmmaker’s Grant. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and represented the United States at the San Sebastian Film Festival. ATRAPADOS stars Julio Torresoto, who weighed 200 pounds at the beginning of shooting, who then worked out and starved himself so that in the final scene he actually weighed 120 pounds.
Matthew moved to Hollywood to attend the American Film Institute where he received his MFA in Directing. He made the dramatic short film GRAFFITI, which won numerous Gold Medals at prominent international film festivals, and was nominated for an Academy Award©.
When he lived in New York City, he studied under Stella Adler at her studio in her master acting class.
He was selected to be a Director at the Sundance Film Institute June Lab, where he worked under Stanley Kramer and Robert Redford. He shot scenes from SHACKLES, which featured Joe Morton and Jane Kaszmeric.
Matthew started making multimillion dollar films, starting with the thriller, HIDER IN THE HOUSE. It featured Gary Busey shortly after his Academy Award Nomination. Unfortunately 5 days after completing principal photography, Busey fell off his motorcycle and severely damaged his brain. HIDER IN THE HOUSE is his last great performance.
Matthew is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where he created and led the Future of Short Film Sub-Committee and has served on its Short Film/Feature Animation Category Executive Committee for over 25 years. He is a member of the Director’s Guild of America.
He plans to shoot STRANDED at his 100 Acre property in Joshua Tree as his next movie project and has several others’ in development, including FACE, a Horror / Thriller set in the world of Fashion and Freaks. To see 1 min. teaser, go to Menu, select Current Projects, then select FACE.
As a still photographer, Matthew has taken hundreds of thousands of photos, exercising his keen eye and developing a distinctive style, whether the subject is a landscape, a person riding the subway or a futurist vision created by compositing many of his images.
In the mid 1990’s Matthew purchased 10 parcels of pristine desert wilderness in Joshua Tree that sits adjacent to the national park. His 100 acre property was the site for SHADOWRANCH, (Huffington Post article), an artist colony and film set which was born in 1995 and is active today. He has been inspired by the terrain to create massive, environmental multimedia installations.
Matthew Patrick currently lives in Hollywood with his wife, son and daughter.