Matt is responsible for the creative direction of all things at Revelator. He is the lead creative on all Revelator projects, which involves directing video content and providing script support for many of our clients. Matt earned an MFA in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been directing television commercials, films and corporate projects for over a decade. His advertising work includes projects for clients like Capital One, IBM, Dell and Samsung, and his work has received various advertising accolades, including multiple Addy and Telly awards. Matt is also an award-winning film and music-video director, whose work has screened internationally. His first feature-film, Thank You A Lot, premiered at SXSW 2014. The film has been picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures, and is now available in over 100 million homes through VOD and iTunes.
Erica Silverman is a director and cinematographer who loves to travel for her work, but calls Austin, Texas her home. She’s only satisfied when she’s using her talents to create work imbued with meaning. She brings that sense of passion and purpose to everything she does. She has a gift for storytelling that is present in her films , commercials, and music videos, with specific praise for her unique sense of narration and voice. Rolling Stone recently premiered her posthumous Gregg Allman music video for the Jackson-Brown penned “Song for Adam,” as well as her music video for the Robert Ellis track “Fucking Crazy.” Her previous video Robert Ellis, “California,” saw its debut at the SXSW Film Festival and made Rolling Stone’s top ten country music videos of 2016. Trivia Time: The video even got a cameo on ABC’s hit show “Nashville” when the main character is scouring the internet for video directors and is taken aback(!) upon discovering Erica’s work. Her recent film “Lovable” made a successful festival run with stops at HollyShorts and Denver Film Festival, and has since been distributed worldwide. Despite her success as a filmmaker Erica still spends much of her time writing and dreaming up new stories and ideas.
Miguel Alvarez is an Austin-based filmmaker who has received awards from the Directors’ Guild of America, Panavision’s Emerging Filmmaker program, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund for his short films Tadpoles, Veterans, KID, and Mnemosyne Rising. He was selected as a Screenwriting Fellow for the 2013 Latino Screenwriting Project sponsored by Cinefestival and Sundance for his feature screenplay, La Perdida. His most recent project, the short film Atlantic City, was recently premiered at Aspen ShortsFest, and was chosen for the inaugural Kodak + Kickstarter Film Initiative. His short documentary, The Giant Still Sleeps, recently premiered on PBS and Washington Post Online. Miguel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin, where he continues to lecture today.
Jonn is an award-winning writer and director with an extensive background working in both the contemporary art and commercial worlds. His work has been exhibited nationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Telluride Film Festival, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He’s created brand films and campaigns for brands such as Nike, Levi’s, The Harlem Globetrotters, Pop-Up Magazine, The Austin Contemporary Museum of Art and Glasgow’s Partick Thistle Soccer Team. When he isn’t writing or directing, he can often be found working on his critically acclaimed international publication THE THING Quarterly, or lecturing at the California College of Art. Fun Fact: Jonn used to be a train robber. True story! Ask him about it sometime.
Brittany is a writer and director based in Austin, Texas and Brooklyn who works in narrative, music video, documentary and commercial mediums. Her films and music videos have premiered worldwide and gained traction on sites such as MTV, Pitchfork and the Fader. She has received grants and residencies from American Documentary, Kodak, The Austin Film Society, Caldera Arts, Cucalorus and The Bend Film Festival. Most recently, she was an artist in residence at The Studios of Key West.Originally from the Sunshine State, she has inherited an affection for oddball characters and humid climates. Her work reflects the humor, tenderness, and spirit found in the lesser known corners of America — sometimes, there’s a choreographed dance routine. Her most recent film, THE CHEAP SEATS, is a hybrid narrative short that spends a day in Cassadaga, Florida– the “psychic capital of the world”.Brittany has a degree in Radio-TV-Film and French from The University of Texas. In addition to directing, Brittany works as a producer. Her projects have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Venice, Art Basel and others. Her commercial clients run the gamut and include Veuve Clicquot, Bumble, Pepsi, Budweiser and New Balance.
Ya’Ke graduated with his B.A. from the Communication Arts Department at the University of The Incarnate Word. He later became the youngest recipient of the Alumni of Distinction for Professional Achievement award. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin’s graduate film program, where he is currently the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Moody College of Communication. He was previously the Morgan Woodward Distinguished Professor of Film at the University of Texas at Arlington. Variety magazine named him one of the best film educators in the country.