Matthew Sandager is a filmmaker, animator and photographer based in New York. His work has been widely published and exhibited in galleries and film festivals, in New York and around the world.
Matthew received his undergraduate degree in studio arts from the University of Minnesota and his Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. With a multi-disciplinary approach, Matthew has collaborated with many talented artists in a broad range of mediums, on works including the creation of animations and visualizations for James Lecesne’s critically acclaimed off-broadway play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey and a trailer for Brian Selznick’s newest book, The Marvels.
Following an artist residency in Scotland, Matthew’s collection of large-scale photo assemblages and video installations was exhibited in New York, dealing with themes of industrialization, landscape, and time. His previous photo series, Memorial Days, focussed on the historical reenactment community by examining the interaction between the participants and the tourist public and the overlapping themes of history, politics, violence, and popular entertainment.
He completed his short film Dear Henri, in January 2017 and is currently in production on The Fountaineer, a stop motion animated short film .