Another year, another Atlantic Film Festival! This year’s program launch boasts six films that I worked on (a personal-best). Five films that I performed in, and one that I wrote and directed…

SAVING FACE, short film
A masked duo–red and blue–of wrestlers face a crisis of identity in this lavishly produced and energetically shot surrealistic short drama.
-Directed by: Glen Matthews
-Screening: ATLANTIC SHORTS 5 – Sunday, September 14, 9:30PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 8 – Encore Screening: Wednesday, September 17, 4:30PM – Cineplex Park
Lane, Theatre 7

 feature film
As grad student Rebecca Markowitz (Andrea Norwood) delves into the psyche of a twisted internet predator (Glen Matthews), she finds herself getting in deeper than she ever intended, not only with the predator, but with her own inner demons.
-Directed by: Jesse Harley
-Screening: Friday, September 12, 9:15PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 4

feature film
Left with a relationship broken and a dream unfulfilled, Justine (Tanya Davis) opens her world to the unexpected and finds strength in the beat of her heart.
-Directed by: Andrea Dorfman
Screening: Friday, September 12, 7:00PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatres 5, 7 & 8

short film
In this suspense-filled action short, a toll booth attendant’s life is thrown into turmoil when a car crashes into his toll plaza. Scott Simpson’s suspense-filled action short combines the tale of a timid toll collector, two thugs, a bag of money and a femme fatale in a combustible mix of tension, humour and humanity.
-Directed by: Scott Simpson
-Screening: CBC ATLANTIC SHORTS GALA – Sunday, September 14, 7:00PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatres 7 & 8 – Encore Screening: Thursday, September 18, 8:00PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 5

short film
In this curiously provocative race relations short, an African Nova Scotian man is followed around a clothing store by a nervous clerk, with unexpectedly moving results.
-Directed by: Cory Bowles
Screening: ATLANTIC SHORTS 2 – Saturday, September 13, 1:30PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 8 – Encore Screening: Monday, September 15, 2:00PM – Cineplex Park
Lane, Theatre 8

short film
A possible way to secure funds from a bank is explored–multiple times–in this fast-paced, funny and subversive Film5 entry from AFCOOP.
-Directed by: Struan Sutherland
-Screening: ATLANTIC SHORTS 5 (alongside SAVING FACE) – Sunday, September 14, 9:30PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 8 – Encore Screening: Wednesday, September 17, 4:30PM – Cineplex Park Lane, Theatre 7

So yeah! Feeling pretty damn spiffy right about now. For a full list of all of the Atlantic films, click this thang:

Congrats to all of the filmmakers and people who worked so hard to get stuff up on the screen this year. Looking forward to consuming as much of it as humanly possible.



This Monday, June 9th, Cory Bowles‘ short film, RIGHTEOUS, will have it’s long awaited world premiere at the 8th annual Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival as part of the Atlantic Auteurs program (which also features FOAM DRIVE RENEGADES).

RIGHTEOUS was originally shot a few years back, but due to Cory Bowles being the busiest man alive (or at least first runner-up for busiest), the film was put on the back-burner for a long, long time. I love the film’s story, Jeff Wheaton’s cinematography, and had such a great experience working on the set with Cory, so I’m just really thrilled this film is finally being shared.

Hope you can make it out.

Full listing of short films playing Monday available @

Hello there, Haligonia!

For everyone who already frequents my blog, my blog is now featured on, 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 ( 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.


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

PSS. Seriously, please like me.


Last weekend, I had the absolute pleasure of working on Cory Bowles RIGHTEOUS. This was his directorial follow-up to one of my favourite short flicks of 2008, THE SCAVENGERS (click here to see the trailer for that film). Both of Bowles’ films are from his production company Transfiction Films.

I was on set for two days in Truro, and they shot another day in Halifax.

I’m really excited for everyone to see this! Everyone on the set was operating on every cylinder possible, I think we may have created something really special.

The film stars Richard Talbot in his first acting role, Kate Macdonald, and myself. The crew was made up of some ridiculously talented people. Jeff Wheaton (assisted by Scott Thorne) conjured up some pretty effing whimsical shots as the Director of Photography. Mr. Zan “Aikido” Rosborough & Adam Burke provided excellent audio recording skills. Meanwhile, John Davies provided rugged good looks and pitched everyone on movies all weekend.

Lots of other people worked on the film, and they were all awesome!

Hopefully, some stills will be available sometime in the near future, so you can have a proper preview of Righteous. Until then, here are three behind-the-scenes shots from the shoot. Don’t you feel special?

r001Scott Thorne snapped this photo between shots of me cursing at Jeff Wheaton.

Mr. Bowles himself wondering why I’m standing so close to him…

I wanted to take a tough photo of Richard Talbot, however, DOP Jeff Wheaton decided it needed a little more clown…


That’s all for now. When there’s more available, you’ll see it either on here, or over at Transfiction Films’ blog.

Oh, and PS, unrelated note: Ghostbusters is playing this Friday at 11:30pm at Empire Park Lane. What better way to ring in Halloween?