Director of Filmmaking
Matthew Herbertz is an award-winning creative and commercial filmmaker originally from Indianapolis, IN. He has written and directed narrative, documentary, and experimental short films that have screened at festivals nationally and internationally. In addition to his work as an independent filmmaker, Matthew has worked as a creative cinematographer, assistant director, producer, and gaffer on a number of short, feature, and commercial projects with wonderful success and distribution. Matthew's most recent endeavor as a writer/director, My Florida Home (2019), screened at over 20 festivals around the world including .His latest short as a key creative; executive producer and cinematographer, ¡Come!, has screened at over 30 international festivals as well as recent representation from the French distribution company, Premium Films.
In addition to his creative work, Matthew has worked as a college educator for the past 6 years at DePauw University, Indiana University, and Florida Southern College. At Florida Southern, he acted as the sole tenure track film production faculty and program director. Matthew was responsible for writing the entire curriculum for the newly established Film BFA, as well as creating and curating the community educational program: The Art of Film at the Polk Museum of Art. He has taught film and video production courses in cinematography, editing, sound, lighting, producing and screenwriting, as well as the art of storytelling and visual communication.
Matthew received his undergraduate degree in TV/Film from DeSales University and went on to receive his MFA in Film and Video Production at Ohio University. He is the co-founder of the independent production company, Kiltered Productions, with friend and artistic collaborator, Ross Morin. He currently lives in Bloomington, IN where he works as an active filmmaker, videographer for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and an adjunct professor at various institutions.
His personal website is matthewherbertzfilm.com