Matt Rainwaters is a former hot dog stand owner and high school teacher from Los Angeles. He moved to Austin in the summer of 2008 and quickly started shooting editorial assignments for magazines including British GQ, The London Telegraph, Esquire Spain, and the NY Times Magazine. His assignment work has taken him to places like post-earthquake Haiti, Guantanamo Bay, the Canadian tar sands, and Guatemala City.
As a director, he draws on his editorial experience, bringing an emotionally gripping narrative to his projects with the help of longtime friend and cinematographer Kyle Osburn.
In the summer of 1993, Kyle Osburn saw a movie about a dinosaur theme park gone awry and he knew from that moment on he wanted to make movies and not dig up dinosaur bones.
Kyle has been a staple of the Austin Film community since 2006 working on such projects as the acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights,” Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder,” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.”
As a Director & Cinematographer, Kyle strives to bring visually engaging and evocative imagery to every project he collaborates on.