Eric Matthies: Director / Producer
Eric Matthies is an independent producer with over 20 years experience in multi-disciplinary documentary and narrative productions. Recognition & accolades include: 2017 Saturn Award nominee, 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 has appeared at The Venice Biennale, Sundance, SXSW, LAFF, The Whitney Museum, AFI & TriBeCa. He has produced globally recognized films including Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest , Killing The Messenger: The Deadly Cost of News and Ayamye. Work that Matthies has produced or directed has appeared at The Venice Biennale, Sundance, SXSW, LAFF, The Whitney Museum, AFI & TriBeCa. Consultant for the World Building Institute (formerly 5D Institute) at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Advocate for freelancers, 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.