Matt Glass is an American musician and filmmaker. He received his Masters of Fine Art degree from the Cranbrook Academy Of Art.
Over the last few years, Matt Glass has created a handful of strange puppeted and animated short films. In Testeron (2010), Two hand puppets play out an iconic husband and wife sitcom scene which gives way to a desert landscape, an obscene gesture, and a slow-moving turtle. In Blank Sign (2011) a self-important artist figure drives his car through the night, telling an unknown listener over the phone about his great artistic breakthrough.
In 2012, Matt released Citadel, a monochromatic puppet-filled short film inspired by cerebral horror films of the 1970s. The film’s plot has been summarized as follows:
Experience the monochromatic life of a gentleman puppet as he navigates office furniture, elevators and a burning childhood all confined within a maze of floors in a bottomless skyscraper. Like a vertical timeline, each floor represents a different point in his life. With the aid of an off-kilter elevator operator, he journeys though his life with the horrors of his past following closely behind.
Matt has directed music videos for bands such as The Statuettes, Rotten Musicians and Timeflies.The 2014 puppet-filled video he directed for Imperial Mammoth’s song Fifty-Five Fires was described as “film noir with puppets”
Half Cut Tea, a documentary web series created by Glass and fellow Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Jordan Wayne Long, premiered online in early 2013. Its three seasons consists of 20 episodes highlighting artists from across the country.
… a database for people to discover and become inspired by talented individuals who they were acquainted with or had heard of through friends.
In late 2014, Matt along with Sandeep Parikh, Adam Catino and Jordan Long, began making comedy short films for Sandeep’s EffinFunny channel. During this time, Matt wrote and directed Good Morning, a musical, short film featuring singing puppets and a brutal crime.
In 2015, Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long started the production company HCT.media. Their clients have included The Jim Henson Company, BBC, NPR, KCET, LINK TV and more. Shorts that have garnered attention include The History of Asteroids and the Advancement of Science and Procopius.