Matt Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined. He works across a variety of media including advertising, film, documentary, interactive, and virtual reality.
Ogens got his start directing long form docu-series for networks including MTV, VH1, CBS, and CNN, and earned three Emmy nominations for his work for ESPN. His feature documentary Confessions of a Superhero debuted at SXSW to critical acclaim and was picked up for distribution by Morgan Spurlock’s documentary label. Ogens segued into commercials, working with top agencies and brands and racking up awards from The One Show, Clio, SXSW Interactive, and ADC. He continues to work across both commercials and long form entertainment, recently directing From Harlem with Love for ESPN’s Primetime Emmy-winning “30 for 30” series, as well as his second feature documentary Meet the Hitlers, which explores the impact of names on personal identity. Other notable projects include the short documentary Kid Yamaka, which launched on Vice; North VR, a virtual reality film shot in Detroit; and LA Louvre, an augmented reality film for Huffington Post and RYOT.
Current projects include Why We Fight, an upcoming documentary series, which Ogens co-created and executive produces for Verizon’s go90 network; and a new feature documentary for Tribeca Studios and Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation.