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 - SBVC International Student Film Festival, 2022

*Honorable Mention* - South Georgia Film Festival, 2022

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

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

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

*Honorable Mention* - Orlando Urban Film Festival, 2021

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

*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

Originally a 3-month thesis for high school, turned into a 10 month fiasco, full of backup plans and anxious waiting.

 

When COVID-19 hit America in March, everything changed at once. Actors dropped out, crew wasn't available, locations closed, it was a nightmare. On top of that, school became virtual and masks were required.

 

It was adjusting to all the adaptations, while completing this project quickly and efficiently. Somehow, I managed to grab crew here and there, and find locations that would temporarily let my set visit. All in all, I am very proud of what we accomplished.

 

Prepare to watch this powerful, atypical superhero save his city from destruction.

Behind The Scenes