Watch the New Short Film “Kid Yamaka” on Vice’s Fightland

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In this deeply human story, Emmy-nominated director Matt Ogens profiles up-and-coming boxer Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman and explores Wohlman’s troubled background in Los Angeles, his training under world-class coach Freddie Roach, and his path to personal redemption through boxing, Judaism, and sobriety.

New Spots for Toyota! —Watch — Day in the Life / Mississippi

My new campaign for Toyota consisted of a variety of ads and short films. This spot was shot in the Toyota Corolla plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi.

Stand Up 2 Cancer – Watch 1 of 2 Short Films Created for September 7th Fundraising Special

I directed two short films for Stand Up 2 Cancer, which was broadcast on every network on Sept 7, 2012. The show was executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen and raised over $80 million towards cancer research.

ESPN 30 for 30 “From Harlem with Love”

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It’s 1959 and the Cold War rages on. In the midst of this intense psychological warfare, a group of heroes step forward, not in a warzone, but on a basketball court. This is the tale of the Harlem Globetrotters and their historic trip to the Soviet Union.