About Matt MacDonald
Born with a fiery passion for storytelling and high-SPF sunblock, writer/director Matt MacDonald grew up in the sweltering desert heat of Phoenix, Arizona. Scourged by the sun’s villainous UV rays, Matt opted at an early age to embrace air conditioning, devouring books, films, video games, and large quantities of sugared cereal – all in an effort to stoke his ever-expanding creative imagination.
An accomplished stage actor and nationally published author, Matt received his MFA in Film and Television Production from the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts. His multi-award-winning action/comedy short film GoldenBox (GoldenBoxMovie.com) has delighted audiences around the world, capturing countless film festival accolades, including official selections to the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Comic-Con International Film Festival, and Mexico International Film Festival. With a strong love of intelligent, character-driven plots, Matt has a keen interest in large-scale genre, video game adaptation, digital media, and pie.
Matt most recently served as in-house special projects producer for Machinima, Inc., the dominant video entertainment network for males aged 13 to 34 and home to nearly 2.5 billion video views every month. As the writer/director/producer/editor on custom spots for clients such as Roxio, Film District/Playboy, and Warner Bros. Digital, Matt is an expert on content tailored for the web. His latest short film project, The Invention of Video Games (TheInventionOfVideoGames.com), was produced in collaboration with Red5 Studios.
In his free time, Matt enjoys gaming, Mountain Dew, and the Science Channel. His favorite Beatles song is “Hey Jude” and you’ll frequently find him in one of the many Greater Los Angeles Area Yogurtlands.