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 feature documentaries include Wild Combination about the cult cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell, and Teenage about early youth culture and the birth of teenagers. His recent film Recorder is about the activist Marion Stokes, who secretly recorded television 24 hours a day for 30 years. Matt’s newest film Spaceship Earth is about Biosphere 2, a controversial experiment where 8 people lived quarantined inside a replica of the planet. The film premiered at Sundance, followed by an innovative virtual cinema release with Neon, and is streaming on Hulu.
Matt has made numerous short films, including Bayard & Me about the civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who adopted his younger boyfriend in the early 1980s to obtain equal rights, and HBO’s It’s Me, Hilary about the Eloise illustrator Hilary Knight. Other shorts include, I Remember about the artist Joe Brainard, and The Face of AIDS for Time Magazine about a notorious 1992 Benetton advertisement. Matt has also made a number of short series about the arts for organizations like the Whitney Museum and The New York Times.
Matt directs commercials and content for brands, and he was an Executive Producer and Showrunner on the National Geographic miniseries I Am Rebel alongside 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.
In addition to filmmaking, Matt organizes film screenings and public events, and he was the Co-Curator of Film for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Vanity Fair - The Strange Tale of Biosphere 2
Artforum - 1000 Words: Matt Wolf
NPR On The Media - A Most Radical TV Archive
Mousse Magazine - Dreaming Documentary by Stuart Comer
BBC World - Matt Wolf: Hidden Histories Revealed
Film & TV Agent: CAA - Amanda Lebow
Commercials: C41 Media - Brendan Doyle
Neon - Claire Timmons
Zeitgeist Films - Nancy Gerstman & Emily Russo
Teenage & Wild Combination:
Oscilloscope Pictures - Cameron Swanagon
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