Everyday Yeti, the award-winning 48 Hour Film Project by Motke Dapp, centers around Phineas (Matt) and his 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, Roxanne (Pap Shirock).
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, 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.
Created by Jason Elia, WTF?! is web series about Slade (Matt), a womanizing sous chef, haphazardly navigating life with his friend, Liz (Kimberly Wolff), and newest squeeze, Dylan (Grace Hartsfield)… his boss’ wife. Watch all of Season 1, NOW!
The Short Film, Literally Made in 48 Hours, Also Takes Home Best in Genre (Film de Femme), Best Graphics and Best Director
Nominated for 14 awards in total, director Motke Dapp‘s short romantic comedy, Everyday Yeti, takes home the top prize at this year’s 48 Hour Film Festival! As a result, the film will represent Nashville at Filmapalooza – the culmination of all 48 Hour Film Projects around the world – in Atlanta at the beginning of next year.
Matt joins last year’s winning team including director Motke Dapp, producer David Perry and actor Sara Antonio, among many others, to create a film in just one weekend.
Founded in 2001, The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which a team makes a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre. Forty-eight hours later, the team submits the finished film. The movies then screen at a local theater, usually in the next week.
Created by Jason Elia, WTF?! is web series about Slade (Matt), a womanizing sous chef, haphazardly navigating life with his friend, Liz (Kimberly Wolff), and newest squeeze, Dylan (Grace Hartsfield)… his boss’ wife.
Matt is taking over the part of Slade at Episode 2, after the initial actor dropped out. The pilot episode currently has over 70,000 views on YouTube.
The 2014 collection of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine‘s 25 Most Beautiful People was announced Tuesday, September 30, and Matt has made the list! The 15th Annual list also includes Taylor Swift, Sam Palladio and Chaley Rose from the show Nashville, along with lawyers, athletes, philanthropists and entertainers from Music City.