Matt Wolf is a filmmaker in New York. His award-winning documentaries have played widely in festivals and have been distributed internationally in theaters and on television. Matt’s features include Wild Combination about the cult cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell, Teenage about early youth culture and the birth of teenagers, Recorder about the activist Marion Stokes, who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years, and Spaceship Earth about Biosphere 2, a controversial experiment where 8 people lived quarantined inside a replica of the planet. 

Matt is currently finishing a multipart film about Paul Reubens and his alter ego Pee-wee Herman for HBO. He produced The Stroll about the history of New York’s Meatpacking District from the perspective of transgender sex workers. The film has won numerous awards, including a Peabody and Special Jury Prize at Sundance.

Matt has made a number of short films about artists and queer history, including Bayard & Me on the civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who adopted his younger boyfriend in the early 1980s to obtain equal rights, HBO’s It’s Me, Hilary about the Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight, I Remember about the artist Joe Brainard, and The Face of AIDS for TIME Magazine about a notorious 1992 Benetton advertisement. His most recent short Another Hayride is about the self-help guru Louise Hay, and was released by the New York Times’ Op-Docs and PBS’ POV series. Matt also directs commercials.

The Criterion Channel recently presented a survey of Matt’s films. In addition to filmmaking, Matt is a writer, and he publishes regularly on Substack. His artist book Input compiles hundreds of images from an enormous television archive. Matt also organizes film screenings and public events, and he was a Curator of Film for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Matt is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


Press + Interviews 

Criterion - Wild Combinations
Vanity Fair - The Strange Tale of Biosphere 2
SSENSE - A Lifetime of Making Things
Aperture - Utopia Issue
Artforum - 1000 Words: Matt Wolf
BOMB Podcast - Olivia Laing & Matt Wolf
NPR On The Media - A Most Radical TV Archive
Field Notes - Matt Wolf on Arthur Russell
Mousse Magazine - Dreaming Documentary

Contacts

Email: mail@mattwolf.info
Film & TV Agent: CAA - Amanda Lebow
Commercials: Epoch Films

Distribution

Spaceship Earth:
Neon - Claire Timmons
Recorder:
Zeitgeist Films - Nancy Gerstman & Emily Russo
Teenage + Wild Combination:
Oscilloscope Pictures - Alexandra Fredericks
Bayard & Me + I Remember + Another Hayride
Video Data Bank 

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