The Coast, Halifax’s beloved weekly newspaper, 20 years going, recently released their Best Of Halifax Awards, and the people of this fine city voted for me as the “Best Male Film/TV Actor“! A huge honour for which I am all sorts bashful. Read the write-up below…
If you attended the Atlantic Film Festival this year, you may have noticed that Glen Matthews is a machine. He had a busy year, and AFF was evidence of that—six movies he worked on, including Saving Face (which he wrote, directed and starred in) and features Heartbeat and Lure put his face all over the silver screen that week. With all his spare time (har har), he also worked TV shows Sex and Violence and Seed and won a competition to appear in a Robert Rodriguez short. He does it all, but says perhaps it’s time for a breather. “I realized a few months ago that I think I’m ready to take a step back from acting,” says Matthews of what’s next for him. “I feel like I’m at a buffet, and I’m making the responsible decision to not eat any more. I’ll always act, because I love it, especially with friends, but I’m ready to find that next passion in my life.”
In other news, FLAG ON THE PLAY picked up it’s third consecutive win for Best Web Production!
OUTLIER FILM FEST:
Halifax! Your next (and perhaps final) chance to see my latest writing / directorial effort, SAVING FACE on the big screen will come as part of Outlier Film Festival on Saturday, November 29th. The film will be paired with DEAD SNOW 2, also known as “the zombie-Nazi film”. Always an honour to be paired with zombie-Nazis.
The festival has put together an absolutely jam-packed schedule of bizarre films, so check it out: http://outlierfilmfestival.com/2014program/
UPDATE – DEC. 16 / 14: SAVING FACE has won the Outlier Film Fest’s Audience Award for Best Short Film! Huzzah! http://outlierfilmfestival.com/
SEX & VIOLENCE SEASON 2:
Production has started on OutTV’s second season of SEX & VIOLENCE. I cannot confirm if I will be violent and / or sexy (no spoilers), but I will be taking part in the show again.
Missed the first season? Well don’t you worry because iTunes has the entire thing! See? I told you not to worry. https://itunes.apple.com/ca/tv-season/sex-violence-season-1/id885170105