2017 // 13 min //Arri Alexa

Based on the true story of Bass Reeves, one of the first African-American US deputy marshals who rose to fame as he arrested 3,000 men over a 32-year career. 

LAWMAN is Matthew's second AFI thesis film which starred Lance Reddick, Tory Kittles, and Erica Tazel. The short won the Dolby + Vizio Vision Award at AFI Fest, and played over 100 festivals worldwide including LA Shorts Fest, Woodstock, SCAD Savannah, the Hamptons Film Fest, and many more.  60-second trailer below. Please contact for a link to the full short.