JC gained valuable production experience on such films as The Fisher King and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier before joining Cruise/Wagner Productions as Head of Production and as Associate Producer on the film, Mission: Impossible.
He produced the independent films Slaughter Cove, Dead in the Water, Vince Neil’s Rocktails, Girls, Girls, Girls and Coming Out, as well as a concert series for Jessica Simpson and Macy Gray.
JC has produced and directed hundreds of hours of reality television in the United States for E!, G4, NBC, HGTV and other networks.
In 2010, he founded “Cinema175” with the hit romantic comedy Is It Just Me? This was his first feature film as producer, writer and director. It was an official selection of over 50 international film festivals and won several awards and honors, including audience choice and best picture.
JC’s second feature film, eCupid (2012), became an overnight best seller in the LGBTQ market. eCupid was an official selection of over 60 film festivals worldwide and won four best picture and audience choice awards.
His third feature film, The 10 Year Plan (2015), screened at over 51 international film festivals and won 10 awards for best feature and screenplay.
JC is also the creator, director and producer of the popular web series, Steam Room Stories, which has over 47 million views to date. It is viewed around the world on its own YouTube channel.
Currently, he serves as a film professor at UCLA’s esteemed film school where he teaches a graduate level film production course.
As a Producer, Matthew received the 2004 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for the highly praised revival of Clifford Odets’ rarely-seen Rocket to the Moon, and a 2009 nomination for a William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life (both at Pacific Resident Theatre).
His directing credits include acclaimed productions of William Inge’s Bus Stop and Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady.
Matthew also works as Creative Director/Project Development at the themed entertainment firm, BRC Imagination Arts — a world leader in the creation of story-driven immersive experiences for museums, cultural centers, brand centers and theme parks.
As stage director, co-writer and development director, Matthew was a vital part of the BRC team that created the most dramatic, cutting-edge public presentation in NASA’s history – Exploration Space at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.