DIRECTOR

MATT WOLF

Whitney Stories - Vincent Punch

Matt Wolf is a filmmaker in New York. His critically acclaimed and award-winning films have played widely in festivals and have been distributed internationally in theaters and on television. Matt’s first feature documentary Wild Combination is about the avant-garde cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell. His second feature Teenage is about the birth of youth culture, based on a book by the British punk author Jon Savage. He is currently finishing Recorder about Marion Stokes, an activist who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years.

Matt’s work in television includes the HBO Documentary It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise, which premiered at Sundance and is Executive Produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. Matt was Executive Producer, Showrunner, and Writer on a National Geographic miniseries I Am Rebel alongside Executive Producer Doug Liman. The series features 1930s crime scene photographer Weegee, the 1970s police brutality activist turned hijacker Louis Moore, psychedelic chemist Alexander Shulgin, and the hacker Kevin Mitnick. 

Matt's most recent short film Bayard & Me (Sundance 2017) is about the civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who adopted his younger boyfriend in the early 1980s to obtain the same legal protections as marriage. His other shorts include I Remember about the artist and poet Joe Brainard and The Face of AIDS for Time Magazine about a notorious 1992 Benetton advertisement. Matt has made a number of short series about the arts for organizations like The Whitney Museum and the New York Times, and commercials and content for brands including Google, Facebook, Apple, and YouTube. He is a Guggenheim Fellow. 

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