Matthew Halla

Director of photography

FAVORITE MUSICAL: The Phantom of the Opera

Matthew Halla is from California’s Central Coast. Before graduate study USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, he worked as a television photojournalist in San Francisco, covering everything from the Oscar Grant Oakland BART riots to presidential dinners at the Getty Mansion. While in television news he received five Emmy nominations and one win. Matthew is an observer, looking deeply at the communities and cultures around him for inspiration in crafting fiction and documentary storytelling characters and worlds. He enjoys travel, hanging out with family and friends, and riding bikes. A short film he wrote called Stairways went to Cannes in 2015.