3.20.20 Matthew will direct Lizzy Brooks' original short film for Brown/Trinity Rep. 1.15.20 Matthew joins Shadow Box Theatre's African Drum as video editor. 12.10.20 "Watch This Content or I'll Eat This Bunny," by Matthew Russell and starring John Racioppo, premieres as part of Fault Line Theatre's ...in the time of Corona series. 12.7.20 Love in NY's "Love in a State of Emergency" is an official selection of Bowery Film Festival, premiering Monday, September 14th at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased here. 11.10.20 Twist is 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. 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 Love in NY Ep. 101 - "Missed Connection" screens at FilmOneFest in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Click here for tickets!
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