Matthew Anderson is an artist and filmmaker currently living and working in Los Angeles. His work centers around multiplicity of perspectives and queer experience. He is the writer and director of the feature film BAJA COME DOWN and creator of Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal published by Candor Arts. His film work also includes short, experimental and documentary projects which have shown internationally across Europe, Australia, North and South America. He is co-creator of Shadow Kitchen, a Los Angeles filmmaker collaborative, and co-creator of the LA Cinema Calendar. He holds a BFA from Chapman University.


BFA Film Production, Minor in English, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 2010

directorial work


Baja Come Down (currently in post production)

short film

las gitanas, 16 minutes, 2015

Franky, Frankly, 13 minutes, 2011

Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean, 28 minutes, 2010

music video

“Destroyers” - Ramonda Hammer

“Oceans” - Miya Folick


stories of home and here (in post production) 

GOD H8S H8RS, 40 minutes, 2014


untitled nayarit film. (currently in post production)

some things hidden. 8 minutes, 2020.

various expressions. 4 minutes, 2020

Fluid. 5 minutes, 2019

None But The Lonely Heart. 5 minutes, 2013/2019

You Look Like Rain. 2 minutes, 2017

Duality of Place, 2 minutes, 2017

i’m a believer, 10 minutes, 2017

voyage typique, 5 minutes, 2016

Man Plays With Nature, collaboration with Case Barden, 3 minutes, 2015

Untitled Yosemite Series, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 2014

baja beach shrine, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 5 minutes, 2014

Window, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 15 minutes, 2014

untitled, 1 minute, 2014

day dream #1: as one to another, or to one self, 7 minutes, 2012

girls: portland, 10 minutes, 2011

internal discoverie, 8 minutes, 2011

Plant Magic Man “Dogson” Blip #3, 2011, 51 second, 2011

Loretta, Loretta, 3 minutes, 2010

girls: vegas, 11 minutes, 2009

Abandoned Project #1, 15 minutes, 2009

animation experiment #1, 3 minutes, 2009

film screenings

Las Gitanas


Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati


La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Deviant Proposals Book Launch, Leiminspace, Los Angeles

Shadow Kitchen Event One: Open Screen, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles


Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney, Australia

35th International Film Festival of Uruguay


Tampere International Film Festival, Finland

Interfilm Berlin, Germany

Phi Center’s Best of Winterthur, Montreal

San Diego Latino Film Festival, USA

Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine

13th International Kurz.Film.Spiele Konstanz, Germany

9th Northern Wave International Film Festival, Iceland

32nd Publicystyka International Film Festival, Poland

Alter-Native Int’l Film Festival, Targu Mures, Transylvania


Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland

Cheri Cherie's LGBTQ Film Festival, Paris, France

Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Cine+Mas San Francisco (CMSF) Latino Film Festival, USA, Online Premiere

Festival of Nations, Austria

Human Resources, “A Night of New Work From…”

Franky, Frankly


Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA

Los Angeles Short Film Forum, USA

Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean


African American Film Festival, Honolulu Museum of Art, USA

African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Festival Los Angeles, USA


Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Seattle, USA

Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA


Veil. Contributor. published by LA Metaphysical Library, 2019

Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal, Creator, Editor and Co-Designer, published by Candor Arts, 2019

Whole Buildings for That, Contributor “Once Upon A Time in Telluride” Co-Editor, Issue 2, 2016

“Untitled” Fragments Zine, 2016

community cinema

shadow kitchen (april 2019 - present)

los angeles cinema calendar (march 2016 - present)


moviemaker magazine

The Silverlake Picture Show



Yay! LA Mag

Buzzbands LA





Good Times Magazine

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