I always love watching other people take pictures, and I can’t help but think about all the images I inevitably end up in the background of. When I’m unprepared for it or posing or trying to smile… I think it’d be interesting to see an album of those moments, somehow they just seem more true to how I experienced it.
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Production Company: NORTH [northofnewyork.com] Director: Matthew James Thompson Writer: Adam Cote & MJT Produced by: Zein Zubi Sound Design: Josh Wilson Color Correction: Evan Allen Titlecard: Erinn Springer
With: Kara B Thompson Alexander Beisner Katharina Manz Jette Beisner Jonathan Lozano Lauren Broussard
Special Thanks: Kara, Beverly Cote, Matt Schaff, Fabian Perez
"Ghost" Agency: Sapient
Production Company: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Producer: Zein Zubi Director of Photography: Nic Restrepo
Production Company: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Producer: Mateo Suarez Director of Photography: Todd Martin
Squarespace // Luis & Erica
Squarespace // Abasi Rosborough
Squarespace // Little Muenster
Chevron - "Oil Check" Agency: VML Creative Director: Brett Simon & Erik Proulx
Production Company: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Producer: Mateo Suarez Director of Photography: Igor Kropotov
Post Production: Beast Editorial Editor: Lindsey Nadolski
Direct to Brand Production: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Director: Matthew James Thompson Copywriter: Adam Cote Voice Over: Jarlath Conroy Editor: Matt Schaff of Whitehouse Post Music: Justin Hori for Squeak E Clean Productions Executive Producer for Squeak E Clean Productions: Carol Dunn Sound Design: Josh Wilson Special Thanks: Explosion Robinson Whitehouse Post The Lively, Bessey, Knight, and Thompson families.
I’ve always been inspired by the Depression Era photography of Walker Evans and his portrayal of a changing America. Today many American cities are in a similar stage of transition and I was struck by how different the landscapes must have looked just a few years ago. As the trees and plants grow up from the crumbling foundations - it’s as if they’re being swallowed back up by the Earth.
Written by: Matthew James Thompson & Adam Cote Produced by: William Crouse Directed by: Matthew James Thompson Director of Photography: Mikey Van Beuren Starring: Jonathan West Editor: Cory Zapatka Color: Carlos Flores Music: Ryan Whittier Sound Design: Josh Wilson Archival Footage: The Prelinger Archives
Oreo Thins - "The Forgotten Finger" Agency: 360i
Production Company: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Producer: Patrick Donovan Director of Photography: Todd Martin
Post Production: Whitehouse Editor: Matt Schaff Sound Design: Sound Lounge
Oreo Thins :60
Oreo Thins :30
Hilton: Curio Agency: HZDG
Production Company: NORTH Executive Producer: Harrison Nalevansky Producer: Patrick Donovan // Collin Doherty Director of Photography: Dan Kennedy
Post Production: Whitehouse Editor: Matt Schaff Sound Design: Josh Wilson
“Projections” Agency: A&G DP: Dan Kennedy
MASS - A short film with music from The Malpractice.
Director of Photography - Dan Kennedy 1st AC - Alan J Pierson
STARRING Kevin T. Collins Bill Reddington Ryan Kroll
From Portable.tv: "MASS is neither a short film, nor a music video, but a hybrid of both. It’s a story of a former friendship gone dangerously awry set to the music of The Malpractice. The disjointed non-linear storytelling technique gives the video an anxious feeling to match the emotions of the characters to the experience of the viewer. From the ending to the beginning, we watch two characters evolve from madness to madness... For an audience who’s unsatisfied with the abruptness of a music video and the hokiness of a short film, MASS is the solution."
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Spot music & film festival Crunchy Frog Records (crunchy.dk) Get the album: crunchyfrog.bandcamp.com/album/mass
“August Heat” A short film by Matthew James Thompson
During a brutal heat wave, an artist seeks out the sinister source of his latest inspiration. Based on the short story by W.F. Harvey.
Winner - "Platinum Remi" Award at Houston Worldfest Winner - "Directorial Discovery" at Rhode Island Film Festival Winner - "Best of the fest" at HP Lovecraft Film Festival
Official Selection Milwaukee Film Festival Official Selection Houston Worldfest Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival Official Selection Savannah International Film Festival Official Selection Soho International Film Festival Official Selection Rhode Island International Film Festival "Flickers" Official Selection Garden State International Film Festival Official Selection HP Lovercraft Film Festival Official Selection ZERO NY Film Festival
James (Young Man) - Mark Sullivan Charles (Old Man) - Jarlath Conroy
Director - Matthew James Thompson Writer(s) - Mark Sullivan & Matthew James Thompson Producer(s) - Lizzy Mazer, Mark Sullivan, Matthew James Thompson Production Assistants - Caesar Morales, Kevin Alexander, Joey Lepage Director of Photography - Zachary McGeehan Assistant Camera - Tucker Bliss Aerial Camera Operator - Anthony Jacobs
Gaffer - Chris Casavilan Key Grip - Dave Anthony
Prod. Designer - Brendan Morello
Sound - Rich Hamilton
Editor - Matthew James Thompson Color / FX- Dmitriy Karfagenskiy Sound Design - Kurt Pierce Music - Ryan Whittier