Matt McCormick is a filmmaker and artist whose work blurs genre distinctions to construct witty, lyrical observations of history, culture, and geography. Working at the intersection of documentary and artistic production, McCormick investigates forgotten histories while exploring experimental cinematic formalism. His films, which include The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal, Some Days are Better than Others, The Great Northwest, and Buzz One Four, have screened in venues ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art, and have received favorable reviews from The New York Times, Art Forum, and many other media outlets.

Beyond filmmaking, McCormick led programming for the PDX Film Festival and Boathouse Microcinema and served as a guest curator for the Venice International Film Festival and the Portland Art Museum. He has also directed music videos for The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Broken Bells, and more. Based in the Pacific Northwest where he is an assistant-professor of Art and Integrated Media at Gonzaga University, Matt received a BA in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA in Media Study from the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Matt McCormick
Director Matt McCormick attends the the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Getty Images)


The Deepest Hole
documentary, 12 minutes, HD, 2020

The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal
experimental documentary, 14 minutes, 16mm, 2001

video/ architectural installation, 2024

Buzz One Four
documentary, 60 minutes, HD, 2017

The Great Northwest
documentary/installation, 70 minutes, HD, 2012

Some Days are Better than Others
narrative, 93 minutes, HD, 2010

The Shins; Australia
Music Video, Sub Pop Records, 2007

installation/site-specific commission, 2008

Broken Bells; The Ghost Inside
Music Video (alt version), Sony Music, 2010

Future So Bright
documentary/installation, 23 minutes, 16mm/mixed, 2011

Sincerely, Joe P. Bear
experimental, 4 minutes, 16mm, 1999

Sleater-Kinney; Jumpers
Music Video, Sub Pop, 2005

Eluvium; The Motion Makes Me Last
Music Video, Temp Residence Records, 2008

American Nutria
documentary, 12 minutes, DV, 2003

Patton Oswalt; Werewolves and Lollipops
Promotional, Sub Pop Records, 2008

The Shins; The Past and Pending
Music Video, Sub Pop Records, 2003

YACHT; See a Penny Pick it Up
Music Video, Marriage Records, 2007

video/architectural installation, 2012

The Vyrotonin Decision
experimental, 7 minutes, 16mm, 2000

The Deepest Hole poster


Sundance Preservation Fund Award

Thanks to a very generous grant from the Sundance Institute, I will be remastering my 2001 short film The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal.  Be on the lookout for a fresh 4K re-scan of the original 16mm negatives and remastered audio, coming soon!