Matthew Rivera is a filmmaker known for his work made with Evan Sennett that uses 16mm black and white cinematography, dark humor, jazz scores, and noir tonalities. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Matthew has been making films since the seventh grade when he began animating with legos in his parents’ basement. After studying English and Anthropology at Columbia University, Matthew stayed in New York City to work on film and music projects. While making films he also runs the Hot Club of New York, an organization that preserves and presents classic jazz records from the 1910s-50s.
Matthew’s work has played in the U.S., England, France, Russia, Brazil, Israel, India, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Canada, Belgium and Serbia.