MATTHEW SEMEL - DIRECTOR

Crisply defined and technically sophisticated comedic mayhem

Trained in 3D animation and narrative storytelling, Matthew Semel brings his precise, economical filmmaking skills to television shows and broadcast commercials. He recently directed a series of Geico spots for A+E Networks, as well as Blank Meets Blank, a digital short that premiered on truTV's Late Night Snack. Matt's PSAs for Mayor De Blasio's Vision Zero campaign has been on ABC, NBC, and CBS, in movie theaters and on Taxi TV for over a year. The shocking spots received press and attention when they debuted, from outlets such as Gothamist and The New York Daily News

As a comedy director, Matt has worked with talent including Tracy Morgan, Felicia Day, Lewis Black, and Samantha Bee for clients such as The Shorty Awards and Greenpeace. He loves collaborating with comedy talent and often draws influence from his background in animation and visual effects to create memorable, conceptually singular works. Matt loves camping, traveling and running until he can't feel his legs.