We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Macedo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, what do you attribute your success to?
Trust. There’s a lot of fear when it comes to making a film; fear of the unknown. When it comes to this craft, and industry in general, trust is key. Trust in the universe that things will work out. Trust in the cast and crew. Trust in the studios or whoever is funding the film. Trust that we’ll even get funding. Trusting and believing.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m just an ordinary filmmaker with a drive and passion to create and share my perspective with the world. I’ve been on this journey since writing my first screenplay at the age of 12. Since then I’ve only been harnessing and learning more and more about this craft and I’m in love with it just as much as when I started. I’ve learned incredible lessons along the way, and will continue to do so. Every scene is an opportunity to learn.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Cedar Grove in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. It’s my all time favorite place in LA. A small get away from the hassle of the city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Friends and family have always been an important backbone in my life, as well as films and filmmaking in general. I’ve said this countless times, that filmmaking is therapy for the director and every project I work on, I find that more and more to be true.