Mike Hammari and Matthew Stumphy have been making videos together since the mid-2000s. We started out just wanting to make people laugh with our no-budget YouTube offerings, but have gradually advanced to doing industrials, videos for non-profits, commercials, and more.
Matthew graduated from the film program at Brigham Young University in 1998. He then moved to Los Angeles and spent nearly 20 years working on films, TV shows, and on other smaller video projects in various capacities. He gravitated toward the camera and grip/electric departments and ended up learning the skills and acquiring the gear of a gaffer and cinematographer.
Matthew has done lighting both for live action film and still photography. He has worked with celebrities like Jessica Alba, football player Russel Wilson, comedians Maz Jobrani and David Koechner, and musician will.i.am. On the stills side, he has done lighting for major fashion brands like Forever 21 and the Gap, for publications like People Magazine, and for events like the 2016 SAG Awards. Matthew currently works in and resides in Utah.
Mike has spent years writing and performing sketch comedy. He has produced and directed both live shows on the stage and filmed shows for the screen, and often performs major roles in both. Not only is Mike an accomplished actor and comedian, but he is a guitar-playing singer/songwriter as well.
While producing the web series “A Christmas Barrel,” Mike acquired a number of skills that make him into something of a video swiss army knife. Mike is adept at working with green screens and complex compositing to produce interesting and exciting special effects.