Matt McCormick is an American independent filmmaker based in Portland, Oregon who works in a variety of formats, including experimental documentary, music video and fictional narrative.
McCormick's films are typically observations about man's loss of individual humanity within the urban landscape. Of his short experimental documentary work, his most-noted film is 2001's The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal, a satirical piece that treats city workers' efforts to remove graffiti as the creation of a new art form.
As of this writing, he has directed just one feature-length film, the fictional narrative Some Days Are Better Than Others, which stars musician Carrie Brownstein and James Mercer.
In addition to his own filmmaking, McCormick also founded the Peripheral Produce video distribution company to release other filmmakers' efforts. Plus, he also created the PDX Film Festival that ran in Portland from 2001 to 2009.
Learn more about this filmmaker at his website.
Watch Streaming Films By Matt McCormick:
The Great Northwest (2012)
Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)
Broken Bells/The Ghost Inside (2010) (with Bryan Boyce)
Eluvium: The Motion Makes Me Last (2010)
Future So Bright (2010)
Light Tiger Eye (2008)
The Problem With Machines That Communicate (2008)
The Shins: Australia (2007)
It Was a Crushing Defeat (2007)
Patton Oswalt: Werewolves and Lollipops (2007)
Arthur & Yu: Afterglow (2007)
Yacht: See a Penny (Pick It Up) (2007)
A Message From the Leader (3x) (2006)
Sleater-Kinney: Jumpers (2005)
The Shins: The Past and Pending (2003) (with Greg Brown)
American Nutria (2003)
Going to the Ocean (2003)
The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal (2001)
The Vyrotonin Decision (1999)
Scared of Chaka: All My Friends Are Ghosts (1999)
Sincerely, Joe P. Bear (1999)
Streaming: Buzz One Four
Filmmaker Matt McCormick recounts the story of how his grandfather — a B-52 bomber pilot — almost accidentally blew up the entire U.S. Eastern seaboard in a nuclear holocaust. Features an amazing amount of military archival footage and personal home movies of the McCormick family.
Experimental Film Coalition: Onion City Film Festival
This is Part Three in a series about Chicago’s Experimental Film Coalition; and covers their annual experimental film festival. You can read Part One here and Part Two here. In addition to their monthly screenings, the Coalition founded what was initially called either the Festival of Experimental Film or the Experimental Film Festival. The first
Streaming: Some Days Are Better Than Others
Following the interconnected stories of a lonely animal shelter worker who is obsessed with reality TV, a slacker who refuses to find gainful employment, a thrift store worker and an elderly worker.
Peripheral Produce Summer DVD Sale
Peripheral Produce, the Portland, OR based underground film DVD distributor is having a major sale this summer, offering many of their discs for just $10.
2013 Experimental Film Festival Portland: Official Lineup
The second annual Experimental Film Festival Portland will feature work by local superstars such as Bob Moricz, Vanessa Renwick, Matt McCormick and others; as well as work from all over the world.
2013 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
The Chicago Underground Film Festival celebrates it’s unbelievable 20th anniversary with new films by Jon Moritsugu and Drew Tobia; and classic work by Usama Alshaibi, Matt McCormick and more.
2012 Antimatter Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 15th annual Antimatter Film Festival is screening experimental features by Matt McCormick, Sabine Gruffat and Ben Rivers, plus shorts by Clint Enns, Jim Haverkamp and more.
Hollywood Theatre: The Peripheral Produce AUTO-CINEMATIC Video Mix Tape Release Party
Aug. 4: To celebrate the re-release of the seminal AUTO-CINEMATIC Video Mix Tape, Peripheral Produce will be screening work from the re-mastered DVD and modern work by new artists.
2012 Onion City Experimental Film And Video Festival: Official Lineup
The 24th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival is screening Lewis Klahr’s The Pettifogger, plus films by Jesse McLean, Clint Enns, Ken Jacobs and more.
2012 Experiments In Cinema: Official Lineup
Experiments in Cinema v7.9 features a filmmaking workshop by Kerry Laitala, films by Matt McCormick, Salise Hughes, Leslie Supnet, Jesse McLean, Paul Clipson and many more.