Eric Matthies: Director / Producer
Eric Matthies is an interdisciplinary producer who has worked across a number of platforms, from major motion pictures to large scale eventized installations including a site-based VR experience, live events, multiformat museum installations and traditional cinematic projects. Clients have included Boeing, Ford, Warner Bros., USC and Sony. As a filmmaker for more than 20 years working in multi-disciplinary documentary and narrative productions, his accolades include: a 2017 Saturn Award nomination, 2016 Clio Key Art Award, 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award, 2015 National Headliner Award, 2009 Saturn Award winner, PGA Award, Grammy nomination, NAACP Image Award nomination, LAFF Audience Choice Award and Social Justice Fund nomination. Work that Eric has produced or directed has appeared at The Venice Biennale, Sundance, SXSW, LAFF, The Whitney Museum, AFI & TriBeCa. Matthies is a consultant and producer with the World Building Institute at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He also serves as an independent advocate for freelance journalists, press freedom and journalist security.
Tricia Todd: Director / Producer
Tricia Todd is a Los Angeles based director and producer. Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News is her third documentary film with partner Eric Matthies. Their last film, Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year with Andre Williams, about the rock legend Williams’ struggle with fame and addiction was described as “Tragic and Triumphant” by the Documentary Channel. Agile, Mobile, Hostile premiered at SXSW and was an official selection at AFI, Raindance, Noisepop and Rockumenti Fest. It is available worldwide through Amazon, Netflix and iTunes.
Tricia’s other work includes the inspiring short form documentary Ayamye, a film about bicycles as sustainable, empowering transportation in rural villages in Ghana. The film was nominated for the Social Justice Fund at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2007.