Today bicoastal production studio m ss ng p eces announced that award-winning filmmaker Matt Ogens has joined the company’s directorial roster. He is known for his evocative visual storytelling across various media, including documentary, narrative, commercials, and branded content.
Ogens’ breakthrough documentary Confessions of a Superhero premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently went on to earn a Primetime Emmy Award for his ESPN 30 for 30, From Harlem with Love about the Harlem Globetrotters.
Recent projects include the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series Why We Fight, which Ogens created and executive produced, the Emmy-nominated La Louvre, an augmented reality film for Ryot and Huffington Post, and two films for the UFC’s 25 Years in Shorts series which was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Clio.
His feature film Home + Away, which follows high school athletes living on the US/Mexico border, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Ogens’ forthcoming Netflix original documentary AUDIBLE follows students at the Maryland School for the Deaf as they face the pressures of senior year and grapple with the realities of venturing off into the hearing world; it premieres on July 1.
Ogens has also collaborated with top ad agencies and brands to helm major award-winning campaigns, including the Verizon Super Bowl campaign The Team Who Wouldn’t Be Here, which earned three Cannes Lions, four Clio Awards, a Webby Award, and a One Show Award. Additional brands include Ford, Under Armour, Land Rover, Visa, Toyota, IBM, FIFA World Cup, McDonald’s, NASCAR, Ancestry.com, and many more.
“I’ve known Matt for several years and am thrilled for our paths to be crossing again. He brings a clarity of vision and an ability to uncover powerful personal stories that is truly special,” said Brian Latt, Managing Partner, m ss ng p eces.
“I’m so grateful to be reuniting with Brian and working with the rest of the team here at m ss ng p eces,” shared Ogens. “The company is constantly pushing the boundaries of storytelling and working with brands in new and exciting ways, which is so energizing to me and shows a real alignment of our goals.”
Reel 360 wishes Matt Ogens the best of luck at m ss ng p eces.