Matthew Buzzell

Associate Professor

Matthew Buzzell

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Communication


Matthew Buzzell is an award-winning, Emmy®-nominated filmmaker. Matthew's films have screened at festivals the world over, have been distributed internationally on home video, and have been broadcast nationally on PBS, Turner Classic Movies, and Netflix.

  • (706) 667-4025
  • AH N227


  • MFA, Directing and Theatrical Produ American Film Institute Conser, 1998

  • BFA, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Ar North Carolina School of the A, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • The Porter Fleming Foundation Grant The Porter Fleming Foundation, 2015

  • Emmy nomination The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 2013

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • COMM 3050

    Film History
  • FILM 1100H

    Honors: Film Appreciation
  • COMM 3240

  • COMM 4950

    Adv Spec Topics in Comm: Documentary Filmmaking
  • COMM 3430

  • FILM 1100

    Film Appreciation: Honors: Film Appreciation

Teaching Interests

film and television production film and television history


Selected Recent Publications

  • "Battle Sequence" for Camelot, 2017
    Electronic media
  • Cinéma Grand, 2016
    Art - Exhibition, Curator
  • “Bonus Materials,” Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series, Shout Factory, Blu-ray, 0
    Electronic media
  • “Group Therapy,” The Complete Bob Newhart Show, Shout Factory, DVD, 0
    Electronic media
  • “Hardy Krüger,” Sundays and Cybele, The Criterion Collection, Blu-ray/DVD, 0
    Electronic media

Research Interests

film production film history

University Service

  • Pamplin Marketing and Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Senate Governance and Communication Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Intrafaculty Communication Subcommittee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty Advisory Group 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • The Cinema Series 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

Public Service

  • Westobou Festival Film Events 2010 - Present

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Westobou Festival 2009 - Present

    Role: Other