Matt Ogens is an accomplished filmmaker with a strong sense of cinematic storytelling. Matt provides a uniquely intelligent and observational perspective that sets his work apart.
Confessions of a Superhero, Matt’s highly praised feature documentary, exposed the world to an eccentric group of actors chasing success in Hollywood, but are stuck impersonating comic book characters on the Walk of Fame. The film gained a cult-like following after screenings at the prestigious SXSW and AFI film festivals, and went on to enjoy a successful theatrical release under the Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) production banner and produced by Jamie Patricof (Half Nelson, Blue Valentine). The film aired on The Sundance Channel and is one of the most-watched documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, and Snag Films.
Matt’s television work has been featured on MTV, VH1, CBS, ESPN, and CNN. The latter includes segments from “CNN Heroes”, hosted by Anderson Cooper, which spotlights ordinary people who have made an extraordinary impact in the lives of others. “Heroes” has taken Matt across the globe, filming in Cambodia, Africa and, most recently, on the frontlines of Iraq. Matt also earned three Emmy Award nominations for his work on two ESPN original series, “Timeless” and “The Life”, both of which explore the reality behind some of sport’s top personalities.
In the world of advertising, Matt has helmed major national commercial campaigns, most recently a Mitsubishi electric vehicle project that was Creativity/Ad Critic’s Pick of the Day as well as AdWeek’s Ad of the Week. He also directed Craftsman Screw*d, a live interactive reality show that was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And just named a finalist at the upcoming SXSW Interactive. His print work has been featured in Creative Review’s Photography Annual as well as honored as one of American Photo’s Images of the Year. Matt is represented by Tool for commercials.
Ogens has several feature and television projects in development. He is currently in production on his second feature documentary.