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Matthew Spivack

Matthew Spivack was a regular contributor to leading news publications like Al-Arabiya, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review before ditching his full-time job in the business world to pursue passions for filmmaking and conservation. Currently, he is focusing on film projects that make a positive social impact. In particular, Matthew is interested in creating content that transforms wildlife conservation into a no-brainer issue for young people and city dwellers. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and researcher for companies operating in emerging markets.
Matthew Spivack was a regular contributor to leading news publications like Al-Arabiya, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review before ditching his full-time job in the business world to pursue passions for filmmaking and conservation. Currently, he is focusing on film projects that make a positive social impact. In particular, Matthew is interested in creating content that transforms wildlife conservation into a no-brainer issue for young people and city dwellers. He is also a freelance writer, editor, and researcher for companies operating in emerging markets.


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Peter Ansorge and Jared Fryer discuss short courses and film community

By   December 18, 2017

Matt Spivack sits down with head of the National Film and Televsion School’s hugely successful ShortCourses@NFTS, Peter Ansorge, and the founder of Cinema Jam himself, Jared Fryer, to talk about their partnership, origins and ethos. Be sure to check out ShortCourses@NFTS and all of their incredible learning opportunities here and see what’s next for Cinema […]

Ben Garfield interview – “War & Cheese” director

By   June 12, 2017

Matthew Spivack talks with director, and Jammer, Ben Garfield to learn more about his career, the making of War & Cheese, and his latest project. How did you get involved in filmmaking? I focused on media studies for A-levels when I was 17 or 18. One of our first assignments was to make the first 5 […]

John Wilson Interview – “Billy Elliot” and “Downton Abbey” editor

By   January 23, 2017

Matthew Spivack chatted with the prolific editor before our short course with him and fellow acclaimed editor Nicolas Chaudeurge. I recently spoke with John Wilson to learn more about his career, and hear some of his best advice for film editors. John is one of Britain’s leading film editors, with films including Billy Elliot, The History […]

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