Matt Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined. He works across a variety of media including advertising, documentary, narrative film, television, virtual and augmented reality.
Ogens has worked with top agencies and brands in the commercials and branded content world. Matt has helmed major commercial campaigns for Ford, Hyundai, ESPN, Ancestry.com, McDonald’s, Visa, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Coors Light, and Nascar amongst others, where he has earned several awards such as a SXSW Interactive award, Clio, One Show pencils, and more.
Other notable projects include the short documentary “Kid Yamaka,” which launched on Vice; “North VR,” a virtual reality film shot in Detroit; a Primetime Emmy Award for “From Harlem with Love” about the Harlem Globetrotters for ESPN’s “30 for 30” series; and several short films for Stand Up 2 Cancer. Ogens directed long form docu-series for networks including MTV, VH1, CBS, and CNN, and earned three Emmy nominations for his work for ESPN. His feature documentary “Confessions of a Superhero” premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim.
Current projects include “Why We Fight,” an Emmy nominated new documentary series, which Ogens created and executive produces and a recent Emmy nomination for “LA Louvre,” an augmented reality film for RYOT and Huffington Post.
His new feature doc “Home + Away”, which follows high school athletes living on the US/Mexico border, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently playing at film festivals across America.