Bio & Statement
About Matthan Harris
Matthan Harris was born on September 23, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas. Matthan was fascinated with film at an early age with such movies as Jaws, The Silence of the Lambs, Alien, The Exorcist and Psycho. Throughout his college years, Matthan wrote, directed, and acted in several short films, including Counter-Blow, which won the Bronze Remi Award for Best Directing-Shorts at the WorldFest-Houston Film Festival in 2008.
Matthan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/Television/Film from the University of North Texas in May 2009 and shortly after began production on his first professional short film, Nothing Left. He assembled a very talented cast and crew, including Emmy-nominated cinematographer Cira Felina Bolla, to make sure his vision came to fruition. Nothing Left won the Gold Remi Award for Best Directing-Shorts at the WorldFest-Houston Film Festival and also screened at Cannes – Short Film Corner.
Continuing in the tradition of his short films, Matthan wrote, produced, directed and acted in his first feature film The Inflicted alongside horror icons Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses) and Giovanni Lombardo Radice (City of the Living Dead). Matthan wrapped production on The Inflicted in October 2011 and it subsequently screened at Texas Frightmare Weekend, Fantafestival, South African HorrorFest, and many other film festivals.
Matthan Harris also keeps busy with various acting roles in feature films, television shows, commercials and music videos. Some of his acting work includes the Biography Channel pilot “Flightmares,” the Pantera music video “Piss,” and a Subway commercial with Jared Fogle. Matthan Harris moved to Los Angeles in February 2012 and is currently prepping his second feature film.
Matthan Harris: Filmmaker, Comedian, Actor