Film Bio

Matthew Hundley grew up on a diet of black and white movies—mostly old horror films and comedies: Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Abbot & Costello and the Marx Brothers; along with Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolfman and Vincent Price. Two childhood viewings impacted him most: 1) his dad took him to see Hitchcock’s Rear Window at a local movie theater; 2) one day when home sick from school, PBS presented Eisenstein’s Potemkin. The Odessa steps sequence was forever more etched on his brain. “It was like nothing else I’d ever seen on a screen,” Hundley recalls, “and the way I saw the world changed forever.” As a kid Hundley and his friend Mike would make stop action supr 8 films. Films remained a heavy part of his media diet through high school. After taking Marian Keane’s course on Hitchcock at the University of Colorado he made Film his second major. He had the privilege to study under the great filmmaker Stan Brakhage; and the fantastic film historian Bruce Kawin.  While in college Hundley shot on Super 8, Super 16 and video creating his own avant gard and documentary films. He also hosted viewings of art films in his living room. He spearheaded the “Why Am I Here?” Film Festival and has written about film for the CVEA, Critique Magazine and FilmNotes.com.