Matt Sconce is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of the start-up company Movie Heroes, the Co-Founder of Movie Heroes Studios as well as a multi-award winning Filmmaker with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Sconce also owns a five screen movie theater by Yosemite National Park and a second movie theater in Hanford, California.
In 2004, Sconce won a national American Idol music video contest (Ford Casting Call). He won a new car and appeared in an American Idol music video.
Since then, He has produced twelve short films, written six feature screenplays, and produced seven feature films, three of which he directed. His feature “Stricken” was released by Warner Bros/Gravitas on 15 million televisions and is now available on DVD. His comedy feature, “FIREFALL – An Epic Family Adventure”, was released limited theatrically in 2013, is now out on Bluray and DVD and his editing skills for Local NBC affiliate KSEE24 were nominated for an EMMY. The most recent film Sconce directed, ALTAR, will release worldwide in June and the faith-based film he recently produced, Victory by Submission, is releasing with a church first approach currently. Victory by Submission features Eric Roberts, Lee Majors, Fred Williamson, Rachel Hendrix, and Alan Autry in supporting roles.
Sconce has won and been nominated for many awards in the festival circuit including best film, best director, best screenplay, etc for many of his projects.
The most recent short he produced, “The Astronaut”, screened in the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and has qualified for the Academy Awards. Sconce recently was awarded Best Director at the Red Dirt Film Festival and the Malibu Film Awards for his work on ALTAR. ALTAR has won 22 awards on the festival circuit. Sconce is currently producing a action/thriller proof of concept “Killing Kate”.
Sconce led a marketing campaign with Movie Heroes that saved a small town theater from disappearing and launched a new way for theaters to do business that is now gaining national recognition with articles in the LA Times, Forbes and CNN.
In 2014 Sconce was inducted into the Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame as a Senior Master of his Martial Art system “The Way” and the Argentina Hall of Masters in 2016. He also holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Seieido, and Eagle ASDA, as well as instructor status in Shaolin Kenpo.
In 2016, Sconce released his first novel - a fantasy adventure titled Stormbreaker. It is currently available through Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble.
Sconce is currently an investor with Legion M in the Nacho Vigalondo film, Colossal, Starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage, and more.
ALTAR is now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Vudu, Xbox, and Playstation Network. ALTAR has recently been acquired by HULU.