Matthew graduated from the film program at Brigham Young University in 1998 with an emphasis in screenwriting. 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 started as a lowly intern in a development company called Davis Entertainment. From there, 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 and resides in Utah.