Matt Mitchell is an award winning Director of Photography based in Brooklyn, New York, and a proud member of ICG: Local 600. As Cinematographer, Matt has lensed projects all over the globe and has collaborated with some of the most exciting and talented filmmakers working in the industry today.
This year Variety Magazine named Matt as one of their “Ten Cinematographers to Watch”, for his work on Nia D’Acosta’s, feature debut Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to critical acclaim, where it won the Nora Ephron Award and was acquired by Neon for theatrical release.
Matt also shot the SXSW 2019 breakout hit Villains, starring Bill Skarsgard and Maika Monroe. Directed by longtime collaborators, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, the film was on the 2017 Blacklist and is currently in theaters nationwide.
His documentary work can be seen in the film Refugee, which had its world premiere at the Telluride film festival win 2016, and was an Official Selection at the prestigious Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The film was accepted to twenty-seven international film festivals and garnered Best Documentary wins at ten of them. He has also worked on Derek Doneen’s The Price of Free, which opened the 2018 Sundance film festival and took home the festival’s Grand Jury Prize for Documentary. The film was produced by Davis Guggenheim, Sarah Anthony, and Participant Media.
Most recently, Matt shot John Pollono’s adaptation of his highly successful play, Small Engine Repair. The film stars Jon Bernthal, Shea Wigham, and John Pollono, and is currently in post-production.