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Matthew Valdovinos




Matthew Valdovinos

MFA Film Student

Matthew Valdovinos is a prolific writer-director originally from Compton, CA. He grew up in his mother's hometown of El Paso, TX where he was soon immersed in the border culture. He went off to attend school in neighboring New Mexico where he would graduate with honors from The Creative Media Institute at New Mexico State University with his degree in Digital Filmmaking. Here, Matthew began to make a name for himself as an up and coming filmmaker, obtaining recognition for his ability to seamlessly meld story and visuals with maximum impact and artistic vision. After directing several shorts, music videos, commercials, and documentaries, Matthew recently wrapped production on his first feature film “River.” Propelled by a desire to elevate his skills as a filmmaker, as well as a desire to share his knowledge with a future generation of filmmakers , he was led to Ohio University's MFA Film Program. Matthew is also an award wining artist and photographer.”