Williams, Matthew

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Born in Los Angeles, CA. Education: Academy of Photographic Arts, North Hollywood, CA, graduated; studied film at University of California, Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent Working Artists Agency, 13525 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Contact Susan Wright, Criterion Group, 8335 Winnetka Ave., Suite 410, Los Angeles, CA 913061630.

Career: Director of photography. Sundance Institute, staff director of photography at Director's Lab, 1993; director of photography for commercials, film trailers, fundraising films, other promotions, and public service announcements. Worked as a camera operator, film camera assistant, and online editor; also worked for a commercial film development laboratory.

Awards, Honors: International awards for documentary films.


Film Director of Photography:

(With others) Promised Land (also known as Young Hearts ), Vestron, 1987.

Changing Steps (documentary), Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1989.

Goofy's Field Trips: Planes (educational film), Walt Disney, 1989.

Goofy's Field Trips: Ships (educational film), Walt Disney, 1989.

Goofy's Field Trips: Trains (educational film), Walt Disney, 1989.

Cage/Cunningham (documentary), Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1991.

Hey Mike (short film), Third Wheel Productions, 1991.

Beach Birds for Camera, Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1992.

Stealing Secrets, c. 1992.

The Goodbye Bird, Leucadia Film Corporation, 1993.

I Think I Know What You Mean, c. 1993.

A Pretty Close 2nd, c. 1993.

Fate of the Universe (documentary), 1994.

Plan 10 from Outer Space, 1994.

Three Things I've Learned (short film), Epicenter Films, 1994.

Behind the Waterfall, Feature Films for Families, 1995.

Friendship's Field, Feature Films for Families, 1995.

Chloe's Blanket (short film), Epicenter Films, 1996.

Hearst Castle: Building the Dream (also known as The Enchanted Castle ), Destination Cinema/Vineyard Productions, 1996.

Just in Time, Leucadia Film Corporation, 1997.

Both Sides of the Law (also known as Pete 'n Jake ), 1999.

Children of the Holocaust, 2000.

'N Sync: Bigger Than Live (concert documentary), Really Big Film Corporation, 2001.

Hiding in Walls (short film), Out of Pocket Productions, 2002.

India: Kingdom of the Tiger (documentary short film), National Wildlife Federation, 2002.

Crime Spree, DEJ Productions/Viacom, 2003.

Hidden ThingsChildren of the Holocaust (documentary), 2003.

The Mexican Kiss (short film), 2003.

Wanted (short film), c. 2003.

Film Work; Other:

Production designer, Beach Birds for Camera, Cunningham Dance Foundation, 1992.

Producer, Chloe's Blanket (short film), Epicenter Films, 1996.

Gaffer, Long Time Since, Creative Light Worldwide, 1998.

(With others) Camera operator, Harvest, Artisan Entertainment, 1998.

Television Director of Photography; Series:

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective (also known as Encyclopedia Brown ), HBO, beginning 1989.

Hollywood Detective, Arts and Entertainment, beginning 1991.

(With others) The Boys of Twilight, CBS, 1992.

Promised Land (also known as Home of the Brave ), CBS, 19961999.

Television Director of Photography; Movies:

(With others) The Witching of Ben Wagner, 1987.

(With others) Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (also known as Take Down ), CBS, 1992.

Natural Enemies, Fox, 1994.

Waiting to Die, Hoping to Live (documentary), PBS, 1994.

Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare, Fox, 1995.

(With others) In the Shadow of Evil, CBS, 1995.

(With others) Windrunner, The Disney Channel, 1995.

A Mother's Instinct, CBS, 1996.

Television Director of Photography; Specials:

Redford/Klimov (documentary), 1988.

Colorado River Project, The Discovery Channel, 2003.

Salt Lake 2002: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory (documentary), Showtime, 2003.

Television Director of Photography; Episodic:

"Amazing Grace: Parts 1 & 2," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

"Saving Grace," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998.

"Finger of God," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Television Director of Photography; Pilots:

Home of the Brave, CBS, 1996.

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