11.10.20 Twist is announced as an official selection of the Brown Media Group Film Festival. 11.3.20 Love in NY's "Happily Ever After" is selected for inclusion in Toronto's Minute Madness film festival and awarded "Best Family 1 Minute Movie" at Avalonia Film Festival. "Love in a State of Emergency" was also awarded at Avalonia Festival. 10.28.20 Matthew performs in The American Playwriting Foundation's Time Capsule Project, directed by Taibi Magar. 10.15.20 The Inheritance is nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Play. 10.6.20 Lessons in Survival launches online at Vineyard Theatre. Matthew serves as asst. editor. 9.3.20 Twist takes homes the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Florida Film Festival and qualifies for the 2021 Academy Awards. 8.30.20 Shooting begins for Peter Gray's Salem: Post-Mortem, directed by Michael Alvarez. 8.25.20 Shooting begins for Kevin Marshall's Smoke N Mirrors. 8.24.20 Love in NY resumes it's COVID-19 limited series, "Love Inside":
6.30.20 Love in NY's "Happily Ever After" will screen as part of the 2020 FilmOneFest. 6.1.20 Love in NY's "Like Clouds"is featured in Episode 2 of The Greene Space/NY Public Radio's "(Still) Live from New York: Works from Home." 5.14.20 "Love in a State of Emergency" is screened as part of the Bowery Film Festival. Voting is now open - visit instagram.com/boweryfilmfestival and "like" a video to vote. 5.5.20 Working Manis now streaming on all platforms. 4.28.20 "Love in A State of Emergency" is screened as part of the Last Frame Film Festival. 3.11.20 The Inheritance closes with the rest of Broadway, and Love in NY takes on COVID-19. Watch below:
2.7.20Love in NYscreens at the New York Independent Theatre Film Festival. 12.9.19 Love in NY screens as part of the Brown New Media Festival. 11.18.19Working Man wins "Best Ensemble" at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. 11.17.19 The Inheritance opens on Broadway. Tickets on sale through March 15th. 10.30.19 Working Man wins "Best Narrative Feature" at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. 10.28.19 Love in NY concludes its second season with a 2-part musical episode. Watch below:
8.12.19 Rehearsals begin for The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez, opening on Broadway November 17th, 2019. 7.21.19 Matthew joins the short film The Hat, directed by Lisa Coll. 7.20.19 LoveinNY Ep. 101 - "Missed Connection" screens at FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Click here for tickets! 7.18.19Working Man announces additional festivals in its line-up, including the Long Beach Int'l Film Festival, Breck Film Fest, and Woods Hole Film Festival (2019). 6.29.19 LoveinNY Ep. 219 - "Freak" screens at Quickie Fest in New York, NY. Click here for tickets!
5.15.19 Matthew plays Tim in a reading of John Kim's UN for Park Square Theatre. 5.2.19-5.12.19 Matthew joins Michael Alvarez's workshop of Love, Medea at New York Theatre Workshop. 4.23.19-4.29.19 Matthew joins Whitney White's workshop of Definition at Ars Nova. 4.26.19 Aly Miglori's Twist will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26th | (USA) - World Premiere, Short Narrative: "No choice but to walk home alone, Hannah sees an opportunity for a ride, but others see an opportunity in her. With Helena Howard, Megan Seely, Henry Dwyer, Mike Donovan, Justin Hofstad, Matthew Russell."
Matthew Russell is a New York City based theatre and film artist. He holds an MFA in Acting from Brown/Trinity Rep and a BA in Economics and Theatre from Vanderbilt University. Instagram@matteruss