Matthew Anderson is an American artist and filmmaker. 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


this is a call. 11 minutes, 2020. for tele-artmag.

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

screenings and festivals


Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati (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)

Deviant Proposals Book Launch, Leiminspace, Los Angeles (Las Gitanas, Duality of Place)

Shadow Kitchen: 3TonCinema Archive, Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles (Fluid)

Shadow Kitchen Event One: Open Screen, 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) 


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)


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, “Once Upon A Time in Telluride” 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

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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