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

Administration

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 Production American Film Institute Conser, 1998

  • BFA, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 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

  • COMM 3050

    Film History
  • FILM 1100H

    Honors: Film Appreciation
  • COMM 3240

    Screenwriting
  • COMM 4950

    Adv Spec Topics in Comm: Documentary Filmmaking
  • COMM 3430

    Cinematography
  • FILM 1100

    Film Appreciation: Honors: Film Appreciation

Teaching Interests

film production film history

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act PSA, 2018
    Electronic media
  • Starkey Flythe: My Tenant, the Tattoo Artist, 2018
    Electronic media
  • Dean Wareham: "Bend in the River" music video, 2018
    Electronic media
  • Luna: "Friends" music video, 2017
    Electronic media
  • "Battle Sequence" for Camelot, 2017
    Electronic media

Research Interests

film production film history

Department Service

  • Department of Communication Curriculum Review Committee 2018 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Pamplin College Promotion & Tenure Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pamplin Marketing & Recruitment Committee 2016 - Present

    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

  • Westobou Festival Film Events 2010 - Present

    Role: Program Organizer
  • Westobou Festival 2009 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Westobou Festival 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member