Matthew is an award winning filmmaker, tv producer and videographer. In 2021 he served as the lead cinematographer for "The Chavalier Project" an educational film that tells the story of a black composer in 17th century Europe. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts from the cinema department at San Francisco State University in 2005. In 2014 he was awarded the audience choice award for his 48 hour short film "Goldie" at the Sacramento International Film Festival. In 2016 as project manager for Screentakes digital publishing Matthew led a team in the creation of multimedia applications that use classic movies to teach screenwriting. In 2017 he worked as a membership manager for the Mill Valley Film Festival. In 2018 Matthew was appointed by Sacramento city council to serve on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. In 2019 he created "GPU" aka Game Players United, a video game based TV show that highlights gaming and popular culture. Later that year Matthew founded Gilliam Media Production, a film and videography company. He continues to advocate for film in Northern California as a chairman of the board of directors for Access Sacramento and as a board member for Graffitti for Good.