Matt Wins Best Actor at Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project

In his second year participating in the 48 Hour Film Project, Matt was voted Best Actor in the Cincinnati competition for his role as Liam in Lessons In Accidental MagicThe film also took home 11 more awards, including Best Film, meaning it will move on to compete at Filmapalooza 2017.

This is also Matt’s second collaboration with director Motke Dapp. This year they travelled to Cincinnati (instead of staying in Nashville), and joined forces with Drive Media House and a crew of around 40 people. Last year the short film, Everyday Yeti won Nashville’s top prize in the 48 Hour Film Festival. It then proceeded to receive strong accolades at Filmapalooza in Atlanta (including a Best Actor nomination for Matt), and was subsequently screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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“Lessons In Accidental Magic” Takes Home 12 Awards Including Best Film

Lessons in Accidental Magic, the spellbinding 48 Hour Film by Motke Dapp, Drive Media House and a crew of around 40 people, was the runaway favorite at the awards for the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project. The seven-minute short, made in just two days, took home 12 awards, including Best Film, and Best Actor for Matt. The distinction of Best Film means LIAM will move on to compete at Filmapalooza 2017!

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Matt Completes His Second 48 Hour Film Project With Director Motke Dapp

That’s a wrap!

Last week, Matt and director Motke Dapp (participating in his ninth 48 Hour Film Project) travelled to Cincinnati to make a seven-minute short film, from concept to completion, in just two days. This year they joined forces with Drive Media House and a crew of around 40 to create a spellbinding tale entitled Lessons in Accidental Magic after drawing the genre “fantasy.”

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“Everyday Yeti” Takes Third Place in the Nashville Film Festival’s Audience Award

Motke Dapp’s visionary romantic comedy, Everyday Yeti, came in second runner up at this year’s Nashville Film Festival in the Tennessee Horizon Audience Award category. The top prize went to The Unbeliever, starring Casey Fuller who plays Monroe in Everyday Yeti.

After winning Nashville’s top prize in the 48 Hour Film FestivalYeti went on to receive strong accolades at Filmapalooza in Atlanta, and will subsequently be screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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Matt Nominated for Best Actor at Filmapalooza

In 2015, the 48 Hour Film Project visited more than 130 cities where more than 60,000 people made short films. Out of the winning films selected to compete in Filmapalooza, Matt was selected as one of four nominees for Best Actor for his performance in Everyday Yeti. The winner was Hiroyuki Shirai from Osaka, Japan.

Everyday Yeti also won for Best Graphics, and was selected as one of the top films that will be screened at The Cannes Film Festival in France this May.

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“Everyday Yeti” Wins Best Graphics, Selected to Screen at The Cannes Film Festival

Everyday Yeti, winner of Nashville’s 48 Hour Film Festival and selected to compete at Filmapalooza, continues to gain praise. Director Motke Dapp‘s short romantic comedy took home the award for Best Graphics and earned Matt a nomination for Best Actor. It was also selected as one of the top films of the festival, earning it a screening at The Cannes Film Festival in France.

The story, written by Dapp, David Perry and Ryan Heartsick, centers around Phineas’s (Matt) imaginary friend Yeti (Sara Antonio Murphy), who longs to be seen, but finds it difficult to fit in, especially as Phineas begins to pursue a new love interest.

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