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.

About Lessons in Accidental Magic
Enamored with a girl he frequently sees at dinner parties, Liam (Matt) attempts to win her heart by teaching himself to cook from a cookbook he finds at an unusual library. The recipes are unorthodox and the results are quite… unexpected.

About the 48 Hour Film Project
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.

The winner of each respective city from over 130 countries around the world meet and screen their films at Filmapalooza, (last year in Atlanta). The 48 Hour Film Project has also partnered with The Cannes Film Festival (or Festival de Cannes) for the last few years. A small selection of the top films from around the world will be screened at one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world as a part of the Short Film Corner.