Matthew Lucas is a filmmaker and playwright in Washington, DC. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and is a current MFA candidate in Film and Electronic Media at American University.
His films include Díra (Best Fiction, 2014 American Visions Awards; Official Selection, 2015 Rosebud Film Fest) and Trials of a Scientific Mind (Official Selection, 2013 Alexandria Film Fest). In addition to his work as a director and cinematographer he is also a theatrical writer/composer, and co-author of Sasquatch: The Musical (Off-B’way, 2014 West Village Musical Theatre Fest).
As a musician, he has composed for and performed with modern dance companies AM Dance Project, agise and dancers, and Marymount Manhattan College's Dancers at Work. He is also a guitarist and vocalist in the performance duo, Matt and Anthony, and has performed in venues across New York and New Jersey in addition to a top-40 turn on NBC's "America's Got Talent".
DP / OP / AC
writer / director
for hire in the Washington, DC area
other shorts and videos
THE WAY OUT
RAY CYSTE BEER
TEA FOR TWO
Locked in a holding cell, a young woman takes revenge on her captor.
2014; 3m40s; 16mm/digital (ARRI 416, Panasonic AF-100, iPhone)
Behold. A child is born.
2013; 2m57s; digital (5D MkII)
A commecial for the fictional Ray Cyste Beer.
2013; 0m45s; 16mm (Bolex)
A short journey through Film Noir, Soviet Montage, and Cinema Verite.
2013; 10m08s; digital (5D MkII)
When Earth cries for help, four heroes will answer the call. PSA; 3rd place 2014 Eco Comedy Video Competition.
2014; 3m; digital (Panasonic AF-100)
The Bride confronts Vernita at her home. Reimagination of a scene from Kill Bill.
2014; 5m30s; digital (RED ONE)
A man assembles his new wife, but a key part is missing. Made for the 2013 Prague 48 Hour Film Festival. Screened at Kino Lucerna, Prague.
2013; 6m03s; stop-motion; digital (5D MkII)
A mashup addressing sex, disaster, and the selective memory of the prideful man.
2012; 6m20s; 35mm (archival)
Two unborn twins argue over who deserves to be born first. Best of DC Screening Series, 2013 DC 48 Hour Film Festival. Screened at AFI Silver Spring.
2013; 6m30s; digital (Panasonic AF-100)
Scientist Kenneth Henderson is called upon to help the struggling town of Spoons, Washington solve the mystery of a haunting prophecy that has led to the disappearance of several children. The locals believe it to be the work of the mysterious creature in the woods, the Sasquatch.
Kenneth works reluctantly alongside cryptozoologist Jane Goodall to solve the case while prejudice and hysteria in the town threaten to destroy their progress. As they grow ever closer to the truth, and to each other, they discover a shocking surprise, and only the Sasquatch himself – with the help of an unlikely young hero – will be able to restore balance to Spoons and indeed the entire universe.
A comedic musical journey defying genre and time, Sasquatch: the Musical explores that most beloved of North American folk myths, Bigfoot, and celebrates the power of belief in everyone!
Book, Music, and Lyrics by
Matthew Lucas and Patrick R. McElroy
Orchestration by Matt Shervey
6M, 5W, Company
© 2014-2016 MATTHEW LUCAS