Matt Reeves

Director, Producer, Screenwriter
A longtime friend and associate of producer-director J. J. Abrams, Matt Reeves helmed one of the most popular and talked-about science fiction films of the early 21st century, "Cloverfield" (2008), as well as "Let Me ... Read more »
Born: 04/26/1966 in Rockville Centre, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Let Me In 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Cloverfield 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Gideon's Crossing 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Homicide: Life on the Street 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Relativity 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Miracles 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (5)

Law & Order: UK 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

BloodMonkey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

28 Weeks Later 2007 (Movie)

Bunker Soldier (Actor)

Footballers Wive$: Overtime 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spotlight: David Schwimmer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

Let Me In 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Felicity 1996 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

The Yards 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A longtime friend and associate of producer-director J. J. Abrams, Matt Reeves helmed one of the most popular and talked-about science fiction films of the early 21st century, "Cloverfield" (2008), as well as "Let Me In" (2010), a much-debated remake of the Swedish vampire film, "Let the Right One In" (2008). Despite his love of genre film, Reeves' first came to prominence as the co-creator of "Felicity" (The WB, 1998-2002), a gentle college romance for teen audiences starring Keri Russell. But he soon showed his true colors with scripts for the thriller "The Yards" (2000) and "Cloverfield," which attained blockbuster status through its documentary style and complex marketing campaign. Its success led to the directing assignment for "Let Me In," which signaled that Reeves was poised to become a major force in fantasy filmmaking.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Made the award-winning student short "Mr. Petrified Forest"

Milestones

2010

Wrote and directed "Let Me In," a remake of the Swedish film "Let the Right One In"

2008

Directed the Abrams-produced feature, "Cloverfield"

2000

Directed the pilot episode of the ABC drama "Gideon's Crossing"

2000

As part of his Touchstone Television pact, signed with ABC to develop an hourlong coming-of-age 1970s-set drama series loosely based on his own experience

1999

Signed a multiyear overall development deal with Touchstone Television

1999

Contributed to the script of "The Yards"

1998

With J.J. Abrams, co-created and served as executive producer on the TV series "Felicity" (The WB); also directed early episodes

1997

Helmed episodes of the TV series "Relativity" (ABC), created by Katims, and NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1996

Feature directorial debut "The Pallbearer"; also co-wrote screenplay with Jason Katims

1995

Received co-writer credit on the Steven Seagal vehicle "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"

1994

First feature credit, his 1993 student short "Mr. Petrified Forrest" incorporated into the thriller "Future Shock"

Watched a cable access TV show at age 13 and managed to get the station to air his amateur films; met future collaborator J.J. Abrams

At age eight, began making movies with a wind-up camera

Bonus Trivia

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Matt Reeves on "The Pallbearer": "There's sort of a sadly comic approach to situations and the thing that we really wanted to do was a comedy based on excruciatingly embarrassing situations, loneliness and moral ambiguity. What I wanted to do in the movie was deal with a situation where you didn't know whether to laugh or turn away in discomfort." - from Film.com in a 1996 interview.

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Matt Reeves on the freshman season of "Felicity": "In many ways it was like our first year of college, and our experiences mirrored Felicity's rollercoaster experiences over the course of the year. J J [Abrams, "Felicity" co-creator] and I were both embarking for the first time in this whole new world of television, and there were all kinds of things that we knew nothing about." - quoted in the Touchstone Television press information for "Felicity," August 1999.

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"I always like things that come from a passionate point of view based on people's life experiences. If there's a passion, there's usually a lot of depth, too." - Reeves to the Daily Variety, Oct. 6, 2000.

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