BEST OF HALIFAX!


Whoa! I have been voted as Halifax’s Favourite Film/Television Actor by the readers of The Coast, Halifax’s most widely read free newspaper/magazine. This is an incredible honour that I accept with shameful, nerd-like enthusiasm (indicated above with Simba singing “Oh I just can’t wait to be king”).

Write up stolen from TheCoast.ca (http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-filmtv-actor-male/BestOf?oid=2756659)…

They used to call James Brown the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business. Now that moniker belongs to Glen Matthews. Check this: He was in *Hobo with a Shotgun* (the fake trailer and the feature), *The Corridor*, *Roller Town* and the TV series *Haven.* He treads the boards locally on a regular basis—he was nominated for a Merritt Award last year for his work in *Logan and I* and this month he’ll be in Halifax Theatre for Young People’s *In the Fall*. And he acts in short films, including Josh MacDonald’s Bridge Award short *Game,* Cory Bowles’ *Righteous* and he directed his first short film recently, *Room Service*. He feels good, as he knew he would. Get down with his bad self at glenmatthews.ca.

The move to Toronto (I won’t lie) has been a tough one. Uprooting myself from my home, my love, my friends, my family, in search of an intangible goal is a difficult task to maintain and stand behind without instant gratification. This serves as a wonderful reminder that while I may not be here with you in Halifax, that you incredible bastards are still standing behind me, cheering me on.

Thank you Halifax, I am truly feeling the love.

If you’re free tonight (Thursday, November 3rd), come on out to The Coast’s Best Of Awards at The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 6:30pm. Click here to download your invite: http://www.thecoast.ca/parties/TheCoast-BOHParty.pdf

If you voted for me, please tell me. I owe you a big hug.

Update (11/6/2011): WINNER (See below)!

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METRO FOLLOW-UP

That’s a hefty heap of page, isn’t it? Me and the Humber College guy know what’s up.

I just wanted to follow-up on the article printed earlier today in Metro Toronto’s Newspaper (Actor with a budding career) as I felt that there were a few things that were interpreted improperly. Condensing a 30 minute sit-down interview with a rambling actor into 500 words is not an enviable task, I’ll give the writer that much.

1) I said a lot more things about Halifax than how terrified I am of it’s random violent crime. I talked about how it’s vibrant arts scene was essential in giving me the support and opportunities needed to nurture my talents into what they are today. I tried to put on my Halifax-Ambassador-Ellen-Page hat. Go Mooseheads.

2) The thrust of the article wasn’t supposed to be so focused on HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, the film in which I have one scene (although that scene is enough for a Principal credit!), it was supposed to also feature THE CORRIDOR and also cover my recent nomination for Theatre Nova Scotia’s Robert Merritt Award for Best Lead Actor. I didn’t want to seem like I was galavanting around with my ass in the air, screaming “I’ve made it!” for having one scene in a successful film.

3) I really don’t say “terrific” that much.

4) The question I was asked [in person] was “Do you get nervous working with famous actors?”, not “What was the most important thing you felt you had to do when working with Rutger Hauer?”. And that’s why I responded that getting all worked up about working with a notorious actor is just wasted energy, and that I tend to focus solely on the scene. After the fact though, working with Rutger Hauer is pretty darn neat.

5) My blog. My poor blog. I wanted to get my digital scrapbook included in the footnotes of the article to introduce it to a whole new audience. Now I’m stuck talking to all the same schlubs as before. I can call you all that, right? Schlubs?

6) Oh, and yeah. I’m not The Hobo. Sorry.

The old adage “There’s no such thing as bad publicity” remains true. I am happy to be showcased in such a broad fashion, I just would have liked a few less surprises with my morning newspaper this morning.

PS. HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN’s Toronto premiere is tonight, and I’ll be galavanting with my ass in the air all night. Stay tuned to the Tweet-lands for updates through the evening!

Mostest Stokedest – Summer Films 2010

FACT: Not only am I, Glen Matthews, a professional and world renowned Actor, I also like to watch movies! Weird, huh?

By combining the powers of the Internet, and the element of Blog, I would like to introduce you to five movies coming out this Summer that I am fully prepared to throw ten dollars at!

JUNE 11 – THE KARATE KID
I know there’s a lot of internet-flame-soldiers crapping all over this film’s existence, calling blasphemy from day one. Well flame-on, because I’m excited– no screw that, I am giddy for this remake! Perhaps it’s because I only finally watched the original “Wax on, wax off” KARATE KID last September, or maybe it’s because the only book larger than 200 pages I read for the first 17 years of my life was “I Am Jackie Chan”.

It opens two days before my birthday, so you better believe I’ll be in the middle of a jam-packed theatre full of kids who have no idea who Ralph Macchio is.

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpHEBZSrFws

JULY 9 – PREDATORS
Everyone I talk to thinks that this is directed by Robert Rodriguez, it’s not, he’s producing, he’s too busy making kid’s films that don’t even make sense to kids. The director is a man named Nimrod Antal (yes, Nimrod), who directed last year’s ARMORED which I thought was a really underrated flick with a bunch of awesome performances.

Fun director + Predator = Yes.

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaKbXJUWRZk

JULY 16 – INCEPTION
This is Batman 3, right?

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3XzUYd6nrU

JULY (TBA – Limited Release) – WINNEBAGO MAN
This is a documentary about one of the funniest things the internet has ever given me…
Vodpod videos no longer available.

Essentially, the documentary catches up with Jack Rebney, the man featured in the video. Rest assured, if this film is successful, there will be a slew of documentaries about internet phenomena; I’m looking at you Two Girls, One Cup.

TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO05RfHO_4s

AUGUST 13 – SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Edgar Wright has two feature length films under his belt: SHAUN OF THE DEAD & HOT FUZZ. Need I say more? The guy is ridiculously innovative. The film is based on the graphic novel created by Bryan Lee O’Malley as he lived in Halifax, so that gets a few brownie points in my books!

This August, style will battle substance in an all-out war!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgOLmjhxVVU

So that’s it, that’s all! Bring on the Summer! What are YOU (emphasized with cap-lock) looking forward to?

Hello there, Haligonia!

For everyone who already frequents my blog, my blog is now featured on Haligonia.ca, a local website that features all sorts of local content, which is pretty damn’d awesome if I may say so myself. I am thrilled to welcome a whole new fleet of Haligonians to the wonderful world of Glen Matthews.

And now, to welcome said fleet.

Every good blog (and let me tell you, my blog is effing awesome) has a general theme. This blawg’s theme is me, The Glen Matthews. But what do I do? I am an actor! Fun, right? SO the purpose of this blog is to invite you to follow me in my various exploits in the film industry!

This is my headshot. I like it, it covers up my self-loathing very well!

Most notably, I worked on MOBY DICK, featuring Ethan Hawk, William Hurt, Gillian Anderson, and a bunch of other actors who are much prettier than me (click here for blog entries regarding Moby Dick). A couple of weeks ago, I worked on Cory Bowles‘ second short film RIGHTEOUS, which of course, I blogged about. Last year, I went to Sundance Film Festival with the short film TREEVENGE (blogged the entire adventure to Park City, Utah here) directed by Jason Eisener, who is currently in pre-production for his first major motion picture HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, to be shot here in the Spring.

Impressed? You shouldn’t be, it’s merely a series of lucky encounters & mind-blowing coincidences that make quantum physics look like a set of building blocks.

You can check out my page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Matthews/) where you can watch plenty of videos of me doing things, and determine whether or not you can tolerate me enough to become a fan of mine. I implore you to do so, it improves your life!

All that I hope to do is offer a definitive timeline to accompany my raise to fame & riches (lots of riches), and my inevitable battle with Ellen Page for Halifax’s affection. I invite you to follow my adventures in the film & theatre industries and live your life vicariously through mine.

-Glen

PS. This entry was riddled with truthy sarcasm. The worst kind.

PSS. Seriously, please like me.