Matthew James Gamlen is a Filmmaker and Commercial Director based in Portland, Oregon. He collaborates with agencies, production companies, and brands worldwide to craft meaningful human stories with an elevated aesthetic, seamlessly blending live action, motion graphics, and visual effects.
Matthew's expansive portfolio spanning nearly two decades encompasses commercials, music videos, narrative and documentary films, title sequences, and immersive experiences. He's led award-winning creative for some of the world's most celebrated brands, including Adidas, Anki, EA, Google, Laika Studios, Microsoft, Nike, Nixon, Sony, Target, Vice, and many others. He also helped shape music filmmaking collective, Into The Woods, and continues to direct music videos today.
Outside of industry work, Matthew is an avid photographer, shooting in both film and digital formats. His love for wilderness exploration and extensive travels have made him a strong advocate for the environment and traditional cultures, contributing his expertise to media-related projects for indigenous peoples and other non-profit organizations.
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Paste Magazine: EA Play 2016
The Verge: EA Play 2016
Wired: Vicis Announce
No Film School: Motorized Precision
AbelCine: Motorized Precision
Premium Beat: Motorized Precision
Vice/Creators: The Glitch Mob - Behind The Blade
Webby Awards - Best User Experience: Clif Bar - Feed Your Adventure
Shorty Awards - Best Use of YouTube: Clif Bar - Feed Your Adventure
One Show: Interactive Gold: Integrated Campaign for ParaNorman
Webby Honoree: Best Visual Design Aesthetic ParaNorman
AICP NEXT: Integrated Campaign ParaNorman
Fader: Y La Bamba - "Juniper" Music Video Premiere
AgencySpy: Y La Bamba "Juniper" / Tangible Worldwide