VFX & Motion Graphics Director/Creator
Over the past 19 years, Matt Hartle has worked on over a hundred A list features in a variety of capacities ranging from visual effects and main title design to theatrical advertising and motion graphics. He has helmed departments as 3d Director at two major film advertising companies, BLT Communications in Hollywood and Deva Studios in Santa Monica. Some career highlights include Super Man – Man of Steel, Van Helsing, Tin Tin, Superman, Watchmen, several of the Harry Potter Films, Troy, Jack the Giant Slayer, Beowolf, Wrath of the Titans, Narnia, Conan, Christmas Carol, several of the Saw Films, The Last Air Bender, Percy Jackson, Charlottes Web, Pirates of the Caribbean. While on these projects, Matt has had the privilege of working with many wonderful directors including Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus, John Favreau and Wolfgang Peterson.
In addition to Matt’s many years of CGI, VFX and practical production experience, writing and directing has also been a major focus. Over the last 10 years he has written a number screenplays and directed several short films including HitchSaw and Anybody Out There. Additionally, he has directed many special shoots for a number clients including Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Fox, Netflix and Sony Pictures. He is currently developing several feature projects and is actively directing a new short film, Seed.
Musician – Songwriter
RYAN SIMS is an American musician whose incredible self-taught musicianship is evident in his performance; both as a solo artist, or with the energetic Ryan Sims Band. As a founder of the immensely popular Arizona band EastonAshe, Ryan’s stylistic evolution has since landed him smack dab into the arms of country music. Although country is his home, his shows include all types of music, enriched by Ryan’s award winning vocals and warm and friendly performance style. His self-titled debut album is available on iTunes, Spotify and Pandora.
Made up of some of Arizona’s most talented musicians, the Ryan Sims Band provides a unique blend of rock-infused country sound. Whether playing original sets or covers for local gigs and private events, Ryan and the band always provides a high energy show!
Writer: Film & Television
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