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Matthew J. Lawrence

Specialist Professor


Department
Communication
Office
Plangere Center 211
Phone
732-263-5554
Email
malawren@monmouth.edu

Matthew J. Lawrence

Education

M.F.A. in Film Production, Boston University

B.A. in Communication Studies, The College of New Jersey

Research Interests

film & video production, screenwriting, film history, film theory, transmedia storytelling, media literacy, smartphone filmmaking, documentary production, New American Cinema, Independent Cinema, Horror Cinema, Cult Cinema 

Publications

Books

Matthew Lawrence's short film Shoebox Redhead serves as the main case study in Charles Merzbacher’s recently released book The SHORT! Guide to Producing: The Practical Essentials of Producing Short Films. All of the film’s production materials, as well as comprehensive interviews with both Lawrence and the cast and crew of the film, are featured throughout the text.

Multimedia

FILMS

Uncle Peckerhead (2020)
95-minute Feature Narrative, 6K
(Writer, Director, Producer, Editor)

Mother****** (2018)
6-minute Short Narrative, 6K
(Producer)

Holiday Fear (2017)
4-minute Short Narrative, 6K
(Producer) 

I Am Your Friend (2017)
8-minute Short Narrative, 6K
(Producer)

Professional Associations

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective

Advisor to Monmouth University's Cinema Club

Awards

Matthew Lawrence's work, which includes both narrative and documentary, has played over one hundred sixty festivals, museums, and art houses on four different continents, having earned numerous awards for his work (as writer, director, producer, and editor). His films and videos have been written about in The New York Times, USA Today, Film Threat, and Birth.Death.Movies, among others.

Courses

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