Director: Nick Cangelleo
"Smoking food is one of the most amazing ways to cook and it's easier than you think."
Shot on the Sony A7s
Matthew is a Screenwriter, Producer, and Director. His career started in 2001 where he worked at creative think-tank Stupid Fun Club as a film editor for Will Wright, creator of The Sims, SimCity, Spore and TV's Battle Bots. In 2003 Matthew moved to work in Los Angeles for Producer Topper Carew, creator of the Martin Lawrence Show. In 2006 Matthew transitioned back to Oakland to work as a producer for GB Films alongside veteran director Andy Hill. With GB Films Matthew pitched his original idea to Sony which was green-lit for production. The webseries titled Judgement Day starring Kamau Bell (CNN's United Shades of America) was directed by Matthew for Sony's Crackle which expanded production to New York and Miami by the end of the year. In 2009 Matthew developed and built a 6000sq/ft production facility which became Athena Studios run by award winning designer Jon Peters. In 2011 Matthew produced a feature action film directed by Henry Kim, titled No Rest for the Wicked and produced a short film directed by Eric Wilson (Editor, NCIS: Los Angeles) titled The Coffers which was bought by ShortsTV and aired nationally. In 2013 Matthew returned to work with Henry Kim to produce a sequel to No Rest titled At Dawn they Sleep starring James Kyson (Heroes, Despicable Me). In 2013 Matthew began working alongside cult hero screenwriter Victor Miller, writer-creator of Friday the 13th, to develop a feature film titled Save the Grind. At the same time he developed the storyboards alongside Hollywood Storyboard Artist Chris Buchinsky from movies such as Brüno, As Good As It Gets, Dodgeball, Spider-Man 2, and Office Space. Currently Matthew is writing a pilot TV series titled Lakeside, dubbed "The Seinfeld of Oakland."
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