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Matt Porterfield

Moving Image, 2012



Matt Porterfield (b. 1977) has written and directed three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013), all produced in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2012, Matt was a featured artist in the Whitney Biennial, a Creative Capital Awardee and the recipient of a Wexner Center Artists Residency. His work is in the permanent collection at MoMA and the Harvard Film Archive and has screened at the Walker Arts Center, BAM, Centre Pompidou, Cinémathèque Française and film festivals such as Sundance, the Berlinale, and SXSW. In summer 2014, he wrote and directed his first narrative short, Take What You Can Carry, in Berlin with a grant from the Harvard Film Study Center. The following year, he co-produced and co-wrote Gaston Solnicki’s first fiction feature, Kékszakállú, in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is in post-production on Sollers Point, his Creative Capital-supported project.

The Hamilton Film Group
I Used To Be Darker
Take What You Can Carry

Awards and Accomplishments

2014:

Porterfield is an artist-in-residence at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP

2014:

Porterfield is among the recipients of the first round of Rubys Artist Project Grants from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

2013:

Porterfield screens I Used to Be Darker at the Sundance Film Festival

2013:

Porterfield is one of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences' first two beneficiaries of the Amy M. and Roger C. Faxon Fund for Practicing Artists

2013:

Porterfield and Belk's I Used to Be Darker has its theatrical premiere at IFC Center, New York

2012:

Porterfield is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

2012:

Porterfield receives 2012-13 Wexner Artist Residency Award