Mother + Father presents In association with Ryot Films
Producer and Director
Matt Ogens is an accomplished filmmaker with a strong sense of cinematic storytelling. His work delivers a uniquely intelligent and observational perspective that sets him apart. Confessions of a Superhero, Matt’s previous documentary, exposed the world to an eccentric group of actors chasing success in Hollywood—but are all stuck impersonating comic book characters on the Walk of Fame. The film gained a cult-like following after screenings at the prestigious SXSW and AFI film festivals, and it went on to enjoy a successful theatrical release under the Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) production banner. The film aired on The Sundance Channel and is one of the most-watched documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, and Snag Films. Matt’s television work has been featured on MTV, VH1, CBS, ESPN, and CNN. The latter includes segments from “CNN Heroes”, hosted by Anderson Cooper, which took Matt around the globe and to the frontlines of Iraq. Matt has earned three Emmy Award nominations for his work on two ESPN original series, “Timeless” and “The Life”, both of which explore the behind-the-scenes reality of some of sport’s top personalities. He recently directed two short films for Stand Up To Cancer, executive produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, and a short film on the Harlem Globetrotters for ESPN’s award winning 30 for 30 series. In the world of advertising, Matt has helmed major national commercial campaigns for Ford, ESPN, Visa, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Coors Light, and Nascar amongst others. He also directed Craftsman Screw*d, a live interactive reality show that was featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, won at 2012 SXSW and earned a Silver Pencil at the One Show in Branded Entertainment. Matt is represented by Tool of North America for commercials. @mattogens www.mattogens.com
Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, director and producer and president and founder of full-service New York-based production studio Warrior Poets. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary.
Since then he has directed, produced and distributed multiple film, television and digital projects, including the critically acclaimed CNN television series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, Showtime’s 7 Deadly Sins, the FX series 30 Days and the films Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, Confessions of a Superhero, Czech Dream, Chalk, The Future of Food, What Would Jesus Buy?, the WGA Award-winning and Emmy nominated The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!, Freakonomics, POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope, Mansome, and One Direction: This Is Us.
In addition to his film and television work, Spurlock has been on the forefront of digital content creation as his company Warrior Poets led Hulu’s push into original programming with their first series, A Day in the Life, and helped ignite Yahoo’s original content strategy producing three separate series over the last few years, including Failure Club, Mansome and Losing it with John Stamos. More recent digital projects include Connected, the first long-form series for AOL, and Smartish, an upcoming premium branded content channel for Maker.tv (Maker Studios).
Spurlock is also a co-founder of the short-film content marketing studio Cinelan where he recently produced the groundbreaking series WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss.
Joshua Evan Greenberg
Joshua Evan Greenberg is a producer for a wide variety of commercial, music, film and television projects. He is president and co-founder of We Are Famous, a millennial entertainment company. He has produced a number of series and short form programs for outlets including Vice, MTV, ESPN, Virgin Produced, Comedy Central, AMC, Flaunt, Nylon, ICON, Conde Nast Entertainment, All Def Digital, Seventeen Magazine and AwesomenessTV.
Greenberg has produced over 100 commercials for brands such as Jack Daniels, Nissan, Samsung, Bud Light, Michelob, Coors Light, ESPN, Converse, Dr. Pepper, 7-up, Google, Adidas, Under Armour and more. His projects cross all platforms and have recently included production of Virtual Reality films. In addition, he has produced dozens of music videos for artists such as Kanye West, Britney Spears, Sara Barielles, U2, Sammy Hagar, Queen Latifah, Mayer Hawthorne, Yelle, Mindless Behavior and Corbin Bleu.
His projects have collectively garnered over 250 million views online.
He recently produced the Prologue for the Universal Pictures feature film, Dracula Untold and is proud to have executive produced Meet The Hitlers presented by Morgan Spurlock.
Bryn is the co-founder of RYOT - the first news site for millennials that connects every news story to an action. With millions of articles being read each month, RYOT has raised $1.2 million for non-profits in just over a year. Bryn was named one of Esquire Magazine’s “2012 Americans of the Year” for his work in Haiti as well as a "Hollywood Maverick" by Details Magazine for his documentary work in crisis and disaster zones. Mooser was Country Director for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) and helped build Haiti's largest Cholera center as well as APJ’s secondary school in Port-au-Prince, which now educates 2,400 Haitian youth per year. Bryn also consults celebrities on their philanthropic goals. Before working in Haiti, Bryn served in the Peace Corps in West Africa and hitchhiked from Bangkok to Berlin. Bryn is an award-winning film maker. His latest documentary, Rider And The Storm, premiered in April in New York City, his third consecutive world premiere at TriBeCa Film Festival and third film in a row to qualify for an Academy Award. Bryn grew up in Los Angeles, New York City and Zimbabwe and speaks Creole, Mandinka and parts of several other African languages. @brynmooser @RYOTnews