MATTHEW GENTILE is an award-winning director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles.

 

He is currently in post-production on his first feature, AMERICAN MURDERER -- a true-crime drama which he wrote and directed. The film shot in Utah and wrapped in December of 2020. It stars Tom Pelphrey, Ryan Phillippe, Idina Menzel, Jacki Weaver, Shantel VanSanten, Moises Arias, Paul Schneider, and Kevin Corrigan. It is being produced by Traveling Picture Show Company and Gigi Films, with Productivity Media financing.

 

Matthew is a graduate of the directing program at the AFI Conservatory. His thesis film FRONTMAN won 12 awards including the Student Emmy for Best Directing and played over 50 festivals. After graduating, Matthew was hired by AFI to come back and direct a second thesis film, titled LAWMAN -- a Western based on the true story of Bass Reeves. That film screened at over 100 festivals worldwide and won the Dolby + Vizio Vision Award at AFI Fest and the Grand Jury Prize at the March on Washington Film Festival. 

A Brooklyn native, Matthew holds a BA in Film Studies and English from Connecticut College and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute. 

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