Matt Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker known for capturing an evocative visual and narrative aesthetic across a variety of media including documentary, film and television, branded content, virtual and augmented reality.
His breakthrough documentary “Confessions of a Superhero” premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and attracted a devoted following, and he subsequently went on to earn a Primetime Emmy Award for his “From Harlem with Love” installment of ESPN 30 for 30. Recent projects include the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series “Why We Fight,” which Ogens created and executive produces, as well as the Emmy-nominated “LA Louvre,” an augmented reality film he directed for RYOT and Huffington Post. He has earned three more Emmy nominations for his series work. In addition, he just helmed two films for the UFC’s 25 Years in Short series, which was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Clio.
Matt’s new feature doc “Home + Away”, which follows high school athletes living on the US/Mexico border, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Ogens collaborates with top agencies and brands, helming major campaigns for brands such as Land Rover, IBM, Ford, Hyundai, ESPN, Ancestry.com, McDonald’s, Visa, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Coors Light, and Nascar amongst others. That work has garnered several prominent awards including a SXSW Interactive Award, Clios, One Show, and Cannes Lions.
Most recently, he directed a Super Bowl campaign for Verizon titled “The Team Who Wouldn’t Be Here”. Executive produced by Peter Berg it earned three Cannes Lions and four Clio Awards, a Webby Award, and a One Show Award.
Ogens forthcoming Netflix Original documentary “Audible” launches early 2021.