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Matthew Nash

Professor, Chair Digital Filmmaking

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Matthew Nash is Professor and Chair of Digital Filmmaking in the College of Art + Design. He is an award-winning filmmaker, experimental artist, and publisher.

In 2013, he released the Holocaust documentary “16 Photographs At Ohrdruf,” which won awards in film festivals and contracted to several broadcast and streaming platforms, including the Pentagon Channel, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. The film has screened internationally, and has been released in German and French translations. In 2015, the film screened in Germany and Luxembourg to honor the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp.

Nash has also created several science-fiction shorts, including “Dysopticon” (2015) and “Astronaut” (2017). He has also created work for various art departments, including “Law & Order: SVU,” “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Sleepless.” He was the Editor for the feature film “بی پایان؟” (“Endless?”) by director Maryam Zahirimehr, which won many awards and been included in over 30 film festivals.

In 2019–20 he co-directed the horror thriller “Walk Away,” which included many LA+D students, faculty & alumni on the production team. The film has won awards in film festivals and was released during the COVID-19 quarantine, licensed directly to streaming platforms including Amazon Prime and Roku Channel. The Official Film Soundtrack has been released to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Nash is half of the art-team Harvey Loves Harvey with his partner Jason Egan. Harvey Loves Harvey are represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston. In 1994 they started the artist collective called The Number Foundation. In 2003, Nash founded the art magazine Big Red & Shiny, where he served as Publisher and President until 2012. In 2012 he started the non-profit 454 Productions to support independent film work with an educational mission. Nash & Egan also host a podcast titled “We Listen 2 Records” on iTunes and Stitcher.

Awards

16 Photographs At Ohrdruf (2013)

  • G.I. Film Festival - Founder’s Choice for Best Feature Film
  • Chain NYC Film Festival - Best Documentary Feature
  • Boston International Film Festival - Best Cinematography
  • Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival - Official Selection

Walk Away (2020)

  • The Indie Horror Film Festival - Best Writing
  • Blow Up: The Chicago Art House Film Festival - Finalist for Best Feature
  • Chain NYC Film Festival - Official Selection
  • The Chicago Horror Film Festival - Official Selection
  • STIFF: The Seattle True Independent Film Festival - Official Selection

Astronaut (short) (2017)

  • Chain NYC Film Festival - Official Selection
  • Cinema NYC Film Festival - Official Selection

Dysopticon (2015)

  • Chain NYC Film Festival - Official Selection

The Evel Bracelet (short) (2017)

  • Boston 48 Hour Film Project - Best Actress

Exhibitions

  • Aaron, Arlette, Harvey. Where is Charles?, Gallery Kayafas (2015)
  • What Are We Doing?, Gallery Kayafas (2011)
  • Live From 14th Street, Art In Odd Places NYC (2011)
  • 14 Actions for 14th Street, Art in Odd Places NYC (2009)

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