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About Matthew

Baltimore City

Matthew Porterfield's picture
Born and raised in Baltimore, I've written and directed four feature films here. These films present big themes and archetypal characters – a single mother (HAMILTON, 2006), a community in mourning (PUTTY HILL, 2011), a runaway and a family in the midst of divorce (I USED TO BE DARKER, 2013), a drug dealer and his steelworker father (SOLLERS POINT, 2018). Despite the potential scope of these stories, I work on a scale that is small enough to focus on the regionally specific and routine aspects of my... more

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