Eric Matthies

Producer/Dir/Consultant
Best+Brightest

Eric Matthies is an interdisciplinary producer and director. He has participated in formal discussions on censorship and press freedom at the International Journalism Festival, The National Press Club, Double Exposure Symposium and through online and broadcast platforms. Documentaries he’s produced include End of Truth - detailing the kidnap of journalists and aid workers in Syria, and Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News - focusing on impunity leading to violent censorship of journalism. He has earned certificates in Psychological First Aid, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice and Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens.
Accolades include: a 2017 Saturn Award nomination, 2017 & 2016 Clio Key Art Awards, 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award, 2015 National Headliner Award, 2009 Saturn Award, PGA Award, Grammy nomination, NAACP Image Award nomination, LAFF Audience Choice Award and Social Justice Fund nomination.
He is also on the advisory board for Literary Riot, a youth in film program, the steering committee for Artivists Into Action and a consultant with the World Building Institute at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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