director | editor | photographer | writer

Anderson Matthew is a visual artist working in film, video, and publishing. His work seeks ecstatic states through meditations in nature and queer perspectives. His feature, short, experimental, opera and documentary film projects have shown internationally.

He is the writer and director of the feature film Baja Come Down and creator of the essay anthology Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal published by Candor Arts. His first solo exhibition Some Things Hidden / Some Things Undone took place in Los Angeles at Flower Head in 2021. Anderson is co-creator of Shadow Kitchen, a Los Angeles filmmaker collaborative, and is co-creator of the LA Cinema Calendar. He holds a BFA from Chapman University. He is based in Los Angeles, CA. 

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


If You Know You Know, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Los Angeles, USA (Questions For Memories)

Strangloscope Experimental Video/Film, Audio, Performance International Festival, Brazil (Everybody  Dies)
Torino Underground Cinefest, Italy (Everybody Dies)
Les Instants Video, Marseille, France (Everybody Dies)
Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Bogotá, Colombia (Questions for Memories)
Carousel, London, UK (Everybody Dies)
Cuerpo Transparente ed. 3, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Everybody Dies)
Cuerpo Transparente ed. 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Everybody Dies)
Post-Pandemic: Filmmaking Through Quarantine to Today, Shadow Kitchen, Los Angeles CA. (dei notturni splendori)
Quälend Süsse Einsamkeit, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Germany (dei notturni splendori)
41st Festival Cinematografico Internacional del Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay (Questions For Memories)
23rd cellu l'art short film festival, Jena, Germany (Everybody Dies)

Silver Dusk, Whammy! Analogue Video, Los Angeles, CA (Everybody Dies)
Deconstructing Comedy, Castle Cinema, London, UK (Las Gitanas)
Sister Midnight Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA (Everybody Dies)
Ruhrtriennale, Bochum, Germany (Harawi Live Performance)
Mexico City International Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico (Baja Come Down)
Los Angeles Premiere, Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles, CA (Baja Come Down)
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (Harawi Live Performance)
Baitball 02, Polignano a Mare, Italy (Everybody Dies)
The First Persian Independent Experimental Short Film Festival, Tehran, Iran (Some Things Hidden)
TAG! Queer Shorts Film Festival, Portland, OR (Everybody Dies)
Reelout Queer Film Festival, Kingston, Canada (Baja Come Down)
Kodama Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland & Buenos Aires, Argentina (Some Things Hidden)

Prisme 4, Nantes, France (Everybody Dies *on 35mm)
For Rainbow International Film Festival, Fortaleza, Brazil (Baja Come Down)
Festival Tous Courts of Aix-en-Provence, France (Everybody Dies)
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (Everybody Dies)
Shadow Kitchen: 'Int. Night. Dialogue', Los Angeles, CA (dear virus, you will NOT kill CINEMAS!)
Millenium Film Workshop, Brooklyn, New York (Everybody Dies, and dei notturni splendori)
WNDX, Winnipeg, Canada (Everybody Dies)
Reeling Chicago International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Chicago IL (Baja Come Down)
Millennium Film Workshop (Online), Brooklyn, NY (Everybody Dies)
Bogota Experimental Film Festival, Colombia (Everybody Dies)
Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart Germany (dei notturni splendori)
Altered Images, London (Everybody Dies)
Quälend Süsse Einsamkeit, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Germany (dei notturni splendori)

Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Las Gitanas)
Shadow Kitchen: The New Year Has Two Faces, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Various Expressions)

La Casa Encendida, Madrid (Las Gitanas)
SilverLake Picture Show, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)
Shadow Kitchen: Group Screening, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (None But The Lonely)
LeiminspaceDeviant Proposals Book Launch, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas, Duality of Place)
Shadow Kitchen: 3TonCinema Archive, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Fluid)
Shadow Kitchen: Open Screen 1, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)

Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney, Australia (Las Gitanas)
35th International Film Festival of Uruguay (Las Gitanas)

Tampere International Film Festival, Finland (Las Gitanas)
Interfilm Berlin, Germany (Las Gitanas)
Phi Center’s Best of Winterthur, Montreal (Las Gitanas)
San Diego Latino Film Festival, USA (Las Gitanas)
Kyiv International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (Las Gitanas)
13th International Kurz.Film.Spiele Konstanz, Germany (Las Gitanas)
9th Northern Wave International Film Festival, Iceland (Las Gitanas)
32nd Publicystyka International Film Festival, Poland (Las Gitanas)
Alter-Native Int’l Film Festival, Targu Mures, Transylvania (Las Gitanas) 

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (Las Gitanas)
Cheri Cherie's LGBTQ Film Festival, Paris, France (Las Gitanas)
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic (Las Gitanas)
Cine+Mas San Francisco (CMSF) Latino Film Festival, USA (Las Gitanas), Online Premiere (Las Gitanas)
Festival of Nations, Austria (Las Gitanas)
Human Resources, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas)

Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA (Franky, Frankly)
Los Angeles Short Film Forum, USA (Franky, Frankly)
African American Film Festival, Honolulu Museum of Art, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)
African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Festival Los Angeles, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival Seattle, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)
Santa Cruz Film Festival, USA (Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean)

Some Things Hidden / Some Things Undone. Solo Exhibition. flower head, Los Angeles, CA. 2021

Close Encounters: Embodied Journeys. Group Show. Den Frei Museum. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2023
Glean New Deal. Group Show. flower head, Los Angeles, CA. 2022
June Group Show. SIM, Reykjavík, Iceland (Stories of Home and Here. 2021
deviant proposals. Group Show. Leiminspace, Los Angeles, CA. 2021
A Night of New Work. Group Show. Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA. 2015

film programming
Queer Futurities. Short film program hosted at Shadow Kitchen, September 2022
Mirror & Missal Part 1: The Magical Women of Echo Park. Feature film & Conversation with director Emett Casey at Shadow Kitchen, August, 2019
A Night of New Work. Group Show. Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA. April, 2015

SIM / Samband Islenskra Myndlistarmanna, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 2021

Baja Come Down: The Book. Book. Creator / Editor. Published by Dream-Talk, 2022
apocalypse veil. Zine. Creator / Co-Editor. Published by Collected Projects, 2021
Veil. Zine. Contributor. Published by LA Metaphysical Library, 2019
Deviant Proposals: An Anti-Binary Journal. Art Book. Creator, Editor and Co-Designer. Published by Candor Arts, 2019
Whole Buildings for That. “Once Upon A Time in Telluride” Zine. Contributor & Co-Editor. Issue 2, 2016
“Untitled” Fragments Zine. Contributor, 2016
god, myth, self as a, b, c Zine. Creator 2015
First Timer Zine. Creator, 2010

The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles CA
Smith College, Northampton MA
Ohio University, Athens GA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL
University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT

community cinema
Shadow Kitchen. Co-Founder & Programmer, 2019 - Present
Los Angeles Cinema Calendar. Co-Creator, 2016 - 2020
Los Angeles Film Forum. Volunteer, social media manager, 2017 - 2020
Film International Los Angeles. Creator, Programmer, 2014 - 2015

moviemaker magazine
The Silverlake Picture Show
Yay! LA Mag
Buzzbands LA
Good Times Magazine

directorial work
fiction feature
Baja Come Down, digital, 79 minutes, 2021

narrative short film
las gitanas, digital, 16 minutes, 2015
Franky, Frankly, digital, 13 minutes, 2011
Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean, Super 16mm, 28 minutes, 2010

opera film
Harawi, co-directed with Rachael Wilson, 62 minutes, super 8mm, 2022
dei notturni splendori, 9 minutes, 35mm, 2020 (for Staatsoper Stuttgart)

music video
"Restorative Posture" by DNZ. co-directed with DNZ. 2020
Destroyers” by Ramonda Hammer. 2018
Oceans” by Miya Folick. 2016

Stories of Home and Here. 25 minutes, multi-channel digital video installation. (currently in post production)
Questions for Memories. 12 minutes, super 8mm, 2022
Raw Materials. 18 minutes, digital video, 2022

experimental short film
Pointing To The Sun and Laughing (on a stack of poems), 16mm, (currently in post production)
dear virus, you will NOT kill CINEMAS! 3.5 minutes, 35mm, 2021
another desert moment. 30 seconds, super 8mm, 2021
everybody dies. 8 minutes, super 8mm, 2020
a desert moment with noah. 8 minutes, super 8mm, 2020
this is a call. 11 minutes, 35mm, 2020. for tele-artmag.
some things hidden. 8 minutes, 35mm, 2020
various expressions. 4 minutes, digital video and 16mm, 2020
Fluid. 5 minutes, archival 16mm, 2019
None But The Lonely Heart. 5 minutes, digital + video-8, 2013/2019
You Look Like Rain. 2 minutes, digital, 2017
Duality of Place, 2 minutes, digital, 2017
i’m a believer, 10 minutes, archival footage, 2017
voyage typique, 5 minutes, digital, 2016
GOD H8S H8RS, 40 min, archival footage, 2014
Untitled Yosemite Series, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, digital, 2014
baja beach shrine, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 5 minutes, digital, 2014
Window, collaboration with Avery McIntosh, 15 minutes, digital, 2014
untitled, 1 minute, digital, 2014
day dream #1: as one to another, or to one self, 7 minutes, video-8, 2012
girls: portland, 10 minutes, video-8, 2011
internal discoverie, 8 minutes, mini dv, 2011
Plant Magic Man “Dogson” Blip #3, 2011, 51 second, video-8, 2011
Loretta, Loretta, 3 minutes, super 16mm, 2010
girls: vegas, video-8, 11 minutes, 2009
Abandoned Project #1, 15 minutes, digital, 2009
animation experiment #1, 3 minutes, digital, 2009

video editor work
feature film
Gypsy 83: Director's Cut
. Editor. Directed by Todd Stephens. Currently in post production
Baja Come Down
. Additional Editing. Directed by Anderson Matthew, 2022

short film

February Ends Tomorrow. Directed by Rodrigo Mella. Currently in post production.
The Debutante. Directed by Veronica & Nat Moonhill. Currently in post production.
Frat Pie. Directed by Justin Sacramone. Currently in post-production.
Lady Los Angeles. Directed by Antonia Crane, 2023
Passaggio. Directed by Amiko Li, 2022
You Can't Hear Me. Directed by Case Barden, 2016
Man Plays with Nature. Directed by Case Barden, 2015

music video
"FREAK" Lady Londyn. Director Zackary Drucker. 2023
"Restorative Posture" by DNZ. Co-Directed by DNZ. Editor. 2020
"Nobody Hangs Out Anymore" London O'Connor. Director London O'Connor. 2017.
"Imprint" MUST DIE! feat TKay Maidza. Co-Editor. Director Brendan Vaughan. 2015

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