Matthew Buzzell

Associate Professor

Matthew Buzzell

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of Art and Design

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

Bio

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.

Education

  • 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

  • Friend of the First Amendment Future of the First Amendment Symposium, Department of Communication, 2019

  • 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

  • FILM 1100

    Film Appreciation
  • FILM 3010

    Screenwriting
  • FILM 3030

    Cinematography
  • FILM 1100H

    Honors: Film Appreciation

Teaching Interests

film production
film history

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Rest Area, 2020
    Other
  • Unseen, Unheard, 2019
    Art - Exhibition, Group
  • Unseen, Unheard , 2019
    Other
  • Projections, 2019
    Other
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act PSA, 2018
    Other

Research Interests

film production
film history

Department Service

  • Department of Communication Curriculum Review Committee 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin Marketing & Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Pedagogy and Instruction Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Preview Day - Parent's and Family Weekend 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Certificate in Film Task Force 2018 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Arts in the Heart 2018 - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • The Cinema Series 2013 - Present

    Role: Program Coordinator
  • Maxwell Theatre 50th Anniversary Planning Committee 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Senate Governance and Communication Committee 2014 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Intrafaculty Communication Subcommittee 2014 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty Advisory Group 2014 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Washington State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs 2018 - 2019

    Role: Other

Public Service

  • Augusta Symphony 2019 - 2020

    Role: Other
  • Westobou Festival 2009 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Westobou Festival Film Events 2010 - 2018

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Westobou Festival 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member