"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.
He began his entertainment career as an assistant 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 facilitate his desire to produce and direct both for stage and screen.
As a filmmaker, Matt secured financing to produce and direct An Eye for an Eye (2004), 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 shorts include Voodoo Love (2007), Demonic Attachment (2016), Playdate (2018) – which was acquired by the streaming platform IndieFlix – and his latest short, Brothers on a Motel Bed, is now entering the festival circuit.
For the stage, Matt has directed and produced a number of world premiere plays and readings, 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 (Theatre at St. Clement’s), and to have worked as a Teaching Artist with the Disney Musicals in Schools program.
He holds a BA in Psychology from Brandeis University, studied filmmaking at NYU and UCLA, and trained as an actor at the Joanne Baron / D.W. Brown Studio and the Carolyne Barry Acting Academy. He gained tremendous behind-the-scenes insight into the entertainment industry during his tenure as a Corporate Communications Coordinator at Disney and is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab West.
Matt is actively pitching a new TV docu-series – Training Tales – and his feature directorial debut – All Saints Day – wrapped principal photography at the end of 2022 and is currently in post-production. He is also developing an extensive slate of other feature film, television, documentary, and stage projects.
When not in the rehearsal room or creating content, Matt loves to improve his self-taught graphic design skills, seek out new cafes for delicious iced coffee, binge on Netflix, play word games, watch cartoons, and hang out with his adorable niece and three nephews.