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Matt Sadowski

Matt Austin-Sadowski has worked as an actor (well known for his stint as
green Power Ranger), writer, producer and director with the past five years dedicated primarily to filmmaking. His short films, including JIMMY and PLUS
OR MINUS have won awards at festivals around the world and his THE BUTTERFLY AND THE BEE played at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Finally, I Have a Movie in TIFF

It's an amazing feeling speaking to people and being able to answer the question "do you have something in the festival?" with a resounding YES. Though I've been doing this for a better part of a decade, I can't help but feel I'm really starting, officially, now.
09/13/2012 11:56 EDT

Cannes Day 6: Making My Pitch

I was up early to head down to the short film corner, where a special initiative called "Le Pitch" was being held. I made sure to engage the camera, speak from the heart and appeal to whoever was watching like I was a motivational speaker. After all, that's what I needed to do. Motivate them to pick my project.
05/23/2012 09:31 EDT

Cannes Day 5: Cronenberg's Son, and Getting Money for My Dance Moves

When discussing what was the first film that terrified David as a child, David responded by saying Bambi. He went onto say the best advice he could give to neophyte directors is to actually go out and direct something. Nothing teaches what it's like to make a film better than actually making one.
05/22/2012 02:11 EDT

Cannes Day 2: Why Didn't I Brush Up On French?

After I touched down in Nice, I grabbed my bags and hopped on a bus that goes directly to the Cannes Festival entrance. When our bus arrived at the festival you could feel the excitement and the ocean in the air. We grabbed our delegate passes, I rented a Euro # and Dan, Linsey and I began our arduous task, walking, pulling our luggage behind us, uphill for two miles, as not a single taxi cab would stop for us.
05/22/2012 01:14 EDT

Day 1: Pre-Cannes, Brushing Up Against Fame

My adventure begins before I actually leave home. I run into friend Caitlin Cronenberg who is traveling to meet up with her brother, Brandon, and father (do I need to name?) who both have films playing at the festival. Just as I'm about to settle on the flight, Shia LaBeouf walks in and sits next to me.
05/22/2012 01:02 EDT

Day 4: Speed Dating at the Cannes Film Festival

I woke up early to meet international short film buyers at a special breakfast held by the festival. It's sort of like filmmaker speed dating. You grab a coffee, and rotate tables every ten minutes or so, pitching your film and handing out materials. A lot of people were excited by my film...
05/21/2012 10:58 EDT

Day 3: There's No Raining on My Cannes Parade

Today's adventure started with some pretty intense thunderstorms, which I have to say, literally dampened my mood for a long stretch of the day, even after the sun had come out. But I wasn't going to let a silly little grey cloud get in my way, so I myself "stormed" out of my little villa and proceeded to walk down to the Palais to catch Brandon Cronenberg's first screening of Antiviral.
05/19/2012 09:45 EDT