Matthew Wade was born in Salmon, ID and graduated from Meridian High School, making short films with his friends until moving to Vancouver, BC to attend art school. After graduating he moved to Los Angles to pursue freelance animation and illustration.
Matthew and his wife/production partner Sara Lynch (a native of Fruitland, ID) began developing their first feature film, “How the Sky Will Melt,” which they shot in Idaho and self-released in 2015. Matthew wrote about its production in an article for Filmmaker Magazine.
Matthew’s films have screened around the world in prestigious festivals such as Slamdance (twice), ExGround in Germany, GIRAF in Canada, and won numerous awards including Sun Valley Film Festival’s Gem State Award, Best in Show at North Portland Unknown, and Best Graduate Animation in Computer Arts Magazine.
Back in Boise, they are currently in post-production on “A Black Rift Begins to Yawn” and recently helped curate the ’17 and ’18 seasons of Filmfort.