Matt Porterfield is a director, writer and instructor at Johns Hopkins University. Porterfield is a native of Baltimore and created four feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011), I Used To Be Darker (2013), and Sollers Point (2017).
His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archive and has screened at Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, The Whitney Biennial, and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale, and SXSW.
Matt made his first short, Take What You Can Carry, in Berlin in 2014 with a grant from the Harvard Film Study Center. It premiered in the Berlinale Shorts Competition in February 2015. As a producer, Matt has participated in IFP’s No Borders, Cinemart, FIDLab, the Berlin Coproduction Market and the Venice Production Bridge.
In the summer of 2015, he co-produced and co-wrote Argentine director Gaston Solnicki’s first fiction feature, Kekszakallu, which won the FIPRESCI prize at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.