"Like the pioneering movie moguls from the early days of Hollywood, I try to bring to every project I work on – be it for stage or screen – an industrious business sense as well as a genuine dedication to classic storytelling."
~ Matt Aaron Krinsky
MATT AARON KRINSKY is a filmmaker, theatre director, producer, writer, acting coach, and teaching artist. A native of Boston and longtime LA resident, he studied directing and producing at Brandeis University, NYU, the University of East Anglia in England, and is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West. He also earned his Certificate in Journalism from UCLA. As an actor, he was classically trained at the Joanne Baron / D.W. Brown Studio and did further studies with the Carolyne Barry Acting Academy.
He had the privilege of soaking up a great deal about producing while working as anassistant to acclaimed producer Lawrence Bender at A Band Apart, his production company with Quentin Tarantino. Shortly after that, Matt formed his own independent company – Mogul Productions – to produce and direct short films, stage plays, and music videos.
In 2004, Matt secured financing to produce and direct An Eye for an Eye, a short film starring Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland. The film had a successful film festival run and secured an international distribution deal. Additional festival-bound short films would follow, including Voodoo Love (2007), Demonic Attachment (2016), and Playdate (2018), with his latest short, Brothers on a Motel Bed, in post-production. Matt is pitching a new short form docu-series – Training Tales – and is slated to make his feature directorial debut in late 2021.
Theatrically, he has directed and produced a number of world premiere plays and staged readings in both Boston and Los Angeles, additionally serving as Dramaturg on several of these productions. He is particularly proud to have directed the Off-Broadway premiere of the one-act play, With Love, and to have worked with the Disney Musicals in Schools program to launch into the Boston Public School System.
Always involved with the community, Matt has run multiple marathons, half marathons, and 10K races on behalf of various charities and along with his other philanthropic efforts has raised nearly $25,000 for HIV/AIDS services, cancer research, kidney health, and suicide prevention. His love of running and expertise as a fundraiser led to a position at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a Campaign Manager and Running Coach with their acclaimed endurance charity program, Team In Training.
When not in the rehearsal room or creating content, Matt loves to work on his self-taught graphic design skills, seek out new cafes with delicious iced coffee, binge on Netflix, play word games, watch cartoons, and hang out with his adorable niece and two nephews.