Matthew Kowalchuk

Matthew Kowalchuk

Matthew is one of Canada’s rising star filmmakers and screenwriters. His first feature film, Lawrence & Holloman (co-written with Daniel Arnold), has garnered Must See reviews internationally and recently won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Feature. He and Arnold were nominated for screenwriteing awards at both the Leos and Canadian Comedy Awards. Among the dozen awards to date for L&H: VIFF’s Emerging Director Award, Rising Star Filmmaker (EIFF), Best Director of a Comedy (VTXIFF) and Best Comedy (RxSM Austin). His past writer-director work includes award winning shorts, The Janitors (National Screen Institute Drama Prize), Hearing Test, and the live action-animated commissioned short film, Penguins (are so sensitive to my needs). His short, Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story, recently won the Canadian Short Film Award at its debut in the Edmonton International Film Festival.

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