1/12/13 Matt Carmody was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his short, "Safe Room" at the Idyllwild Cinema Fest. Corryn Cummins was nominated for Best Actress
11/11/12 Matt's screenplay Fade To Black was nominated for best screenplay at the California Independent Film Festival,
A short film written and directed by Matt Carmody.
"When a man decides to break into a jewelry store, things don't go as planned - and nothing is what it seems."
Starring Matt Carmody,
Alfred Rubin Thompson,
Sandra McCurdy and
Fade To Black
A Screenplay by Matt Carmody
An aspiring screenwriter’s life tailspins when he gets caught in a love triangle with a struggling actress
and the daughter of the most powerful producer in Hollywood.
Dead Man's Bluff In the seedy underbelly of 1950's Los Angeles, Jim Carson is about to close the biggest deal of his career as a Realtor. His client is the notorious kingpin, Arden Price, who is looking for a warehouse to expand his unsavory operations. When Jim Carson meets Arden's stunning and seductive wife, Aria, the attraction is instant, and he can't resist mixing business with pleasure. Their subsequent, torrid affair comes to a screeching halt however when Aria gives Jim a dire ultimatum. Aria tells him that for their love to continue, they must conspire to get her husband out of the picture... permanently. Arden Price is no fool; his discovery of Jim and Aria's true relationship is inevitable. And when he does find out that his new business associate has been making time with his wife... it won't be pretty. Before Jim can blink, he's dragged into a world of temptation, betrayal and murder. The lovers hatch a plan to dispense of the ruthless gangster. But as they soon find out, plans have a way of falling by the wayside. Written by Franklin Guerrero, Jr. & Doug Wirth. Starring Sandra McCurdy and Matt Carmody. Release date 2012. Official Website >>
9.1.09 Matt will be guest starring on TNT's Dark Blue on September 16, 2009. Check your local listings.
The film tells the story of an underground vigilante organization that works in secret cooperation with the police in order to make sure that criminals who have slipped through loopholes in the judicial system pay the price -- the ultimate price.
Matt plays the lead role of "Miles Jericho". The film was directed by Marcos Zavitsanos and also stars Jack Conley ("Traffic", "L.A. Confidential", "Payback", "Get Shorty"), Gill Gayle ("Deadwood") and Michael P. Byrne ("The Untouchables"). Watch the trailer >>
7.28.08 Vicious Circle wins Best Picture at the 9th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival
"Director Paul Boyd was the recipient of the Best Picture Award, presented by HBO, for his narrative feature, Vicious Circle—a tragic punk rock Latino love story, starring Paul Rodriguez, Jr. and Emily Rios, delivering the tales of a raw, edgy, teenage Romeo and Juliet with a murder mystery twist."
Set in modern day Venice Beach, this character study uniquely examines cause and effect, unintended consequences and the duality of brotherhood. Inventive and wise beyond his years, young RJ is an artist, a chess master, and on a mission to find out what happened to his dead girlfriend. But he's not the only one. A speed-fueled gangster, a petty but vicious drug dealer and the cops all think RJ has the answers. http://www.myspace.com/viciouscirclemovie >> ...... Film Festival >>...... Vicious Circle Official Website >>
2.28.08 Matt appeared on the show "Movie Up" on Direct TV's Reelz Channel for a tongue-in-cheek interview to promote the DVD release of Carver (March 4, 2008). Video courtesy of Franklin Guerrero Jr.
<< Watch the video clip
12.13.07"Carver" is scheduled for release on DVD in the US on March 4, 2008. They're produced both a rated and an unrated version.
The film had it's first screening at the Freak Show Film Festival in Orlando Florida on Oct. 20, 2007. It was well received and Matt was honored with the BEST ACTOR award for the festival.
"Carver" depicts the real life events of five 20 somethings that went camping in the mountain town of Halcyon Ridge and never returned. Based on State Police reports, they and countless others found themselves the unwitting subjects of bizarre "snuff" films that were found on the old Carver family stockyard property.
It is a case of life imitating art and art imitating DEATH. Watch the trailer >>
A screenplay by
Matt Carmody and Drew Powell
10.19.07 Matt and Drew Powell are heading to Australia this month to work with producers ready to bring their screenplay to the big screen. Watch for more news in the future about this great film.
"Going Under" (Formerly "Mick and Lloyd") is a heartfelt comedy about two old friends that reunite and go on a road trip through Australia where they get into trouble with the locals, meet the women of their dreams and ultimately come to some life changing realizations about themselves.
Think: "Sideways" meets "Little Miss Sunshine"
Matt and Drew co-wrote the screenplay and are producing it with Jan Bladier and David Lee, producers of "The Ponderosa". For more information regarding the project please e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org