Matthew Schramer, a man of many diverse talents, specializes in screenwriting, directing, videography, and video editing, but recent professional experience has encouraged Matt to cultivate other talents and skills, including DVD authoring and motion graphics. Matthew graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in film/media arts. While still a student, he directed more than ten short films, four of which competed in film festivals around the US and online. Matt’s short film Bubbie was an official selection of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and won best of state at the Gloria International Film Festival in 2008. His screenplays have also been recognized and awarded, namely Traffic Jam, which won 3rd place at the Vera Hinckley Mayhew Screenwriting Compeition, while others were adapted into films or work shopped.
Matthew’s feature work includes work as an office assistant and PA on independent films: “Mr. Dungbeetle,” and “Together Again for the First Time.” But his most notable work to date was as principle editor on a feature-length documentary film about the modern day Maya of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, entitled, Balancing the Cosmos. (balancingthecosmos.com) The feature documentary has screened around the world in Germany, Poland, Texas, Philadelphia, Oregon, and more.
In 2008 Matthew Schramer began started working on his own as a freelance filmmaker. He completed projects in a wide range of industries, ranging from advertising/marketing videos and live seminars to promotional spots and TV episodes. Some noteworthy clients include BYUtv, DealerTrack, Men’s Psychology, ContractPal, Academic Beats, Drums Alive, Familius, MCS, UVU, BYU Law Department, Howcast, Hospitalito Atitlan, and others. Matt’s freelance contract work has taken him to New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and other great cities in the US and Canada.