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Matman | Award-Winning Short Film

Matman | Award-Winning Short Film

Exhausted from work, an adult man sets out to save his city after receiving powers from a radioactive 'Mat' bite.

 

Written and Directed by Joshua Bowen

Starring Luke Hart, Lorenzo Crawford, Robert Beckman, Erin Roach, and Kenneth Berman

 

Find on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14178386/?ref_=nm_flmg_edt_1

*Winner* - Best Director - Chhatrapati Shivaji Film Festival, 2022

*Winner* - Best Director - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2022

*Honorable Mention* - South Georgia Film Festival, 2022

*Nominee* - Best Picture - Chhatrapati Shivaji Film Festival, 2022

*Nominee* - Grand Jury / Best Screenplay / Best Actor / Best Cinematography / Best High School Short Film- SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2022

*Nominee* - Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film - Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2021

*Nominee* - Best High School Short Film - Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2021

*Honorable Mention* - Orlando Urban Film Festival, 2021

*Honorable Mention* - The Johns Hopkins Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Chhatrapati Shivaji Film Festival, 2022

*Official Selection* - Catalina Film Festival, 2022

*Official Selection* - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2022

*Official Selection* - South Georgia Film Festival, 2022

*Official Selection* - Sunscreen Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - All American High School Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Orlando Urban Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Indigo Moon Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Silicon Beach Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - Goa Short Film Festival, 2021

*Official Selection* - The Johns Hopkins Film Festival, 2021

I love superheroes.

Ever since childhood, the idea of having powers and fighting crime seems like a dream come true. Matman is nothing more than a personification of how reality saw me during childhood... in a fully grown adult.

Once I finished writing this story, I was so excited to make it! ... Then, a 3-month high school thesis, turned into a 10 month fiasco, full of backup plans and anxious waiting.

 

When COVID-19 hit, everything changed--Actors dropped out, crew became unavailable, and locations closed.

It was a nightmare.

 

Nonetheless, the remaining crew and cast managed to push through, properly following new mask procedures and social distancing. In the end, I am very proud of what we accomplished.

Deleted Scenes

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