Matt Ogens is an accomplished filmmaker with a strong sense of cinematic storytelling. His work delivers a uniquely intelligent and observational perspective that sets him apart.
In the world of advertising, Matt has helmed major national commercial campaigns for Ford, Hyundai, ESPN, Visa, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Coors Light, and Nascar amongst others. He also directed Craftsman Screw*d, a live interactive reality show that was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, won a SXSW Interactive award and several advertising awards such as a Clio, One Show pencils, and more. Matt’s storytelling skills become even more evident when extended beyond broadcast to long-form multi-episodic online content he’s made for the same big brands.
Matt’s television work has been featured on MTV, VH1, CBS, ESPN, and CNN. The latter includes segments from “CNN Heroes”, hosted by Anderson Cooper, which took Matt to the frontlines of Iraq. Matt has earned three Emmy Award nominations for his work on two ESPN original series, “Timeless” and “The Life”, both of which explore the behind-the-scenes reality of some of sport’s top personalities. He recently directed two short films for Stand Up To Cancer, executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, and a short film on the Harlem Globetrotters for ESPN’s award winning 30 for 30 series, which recently won a Primetime Emmy Award.
Confessions of a Superhero, Matt’s previous documentary, exposed the world to an eccentric group of actors chasing success in Hollywood—but are all stuck impersonating comic book characters on the Walk of Fame. The film gained a cult-like following after screenings at the prestigious SXSW and AFI film festivals, and it went on to enjoy a successful theatrical release under the Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) production banner. The film aired on The Sundance Channel and is one of the most-watched documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, and Snag Films. Matt just completed his second feature documentary titled Meet the Hitlers.