Writer, Director, Actor ("Silicon Valley")
Matt Ross is a writer, director, and an actor.
Matt has written and directed many short films, including
“The Language of Love,” which premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival and went on to play at numerous domestic and
international film festivals.
Matt’s first feature, “28 Hotel Rooms,” premiered in the
NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
“Captain Fantastic,” his second feature film, premiered in
January 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival, then played in
the Un Certain Regard Section of the 2016 Cannes Film
Festival, where Matt won the Prix de la Mise en Scene (the
Best Director prize).
Additionally, among other awards, the film won the Golden
Space Needle Audience Award for Best film at the Seattle
International Film Festival, won the Pravo Audience Award at
the Karlovy-Vary International Film Festival, the Prix du
Public (Audience Award) and the Jury Prize (the Jury Prize
was shared with another film) at the Deauville American Film
Festival, and the People’s Choice Award at the Rome Film
Finally, the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominated “Captain
Fantastic” for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture and
Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor by the Academy
Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, the British Academy
Film Awards (BAFTAs), the Golden Globe Awards, and the
Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, among other nominations.
As an actor, Matt has had the great fortune to work with
such directors as Martin Scorsese on “The Aviator,” Mary
Harron on “American Psycho,” George Clooney on “Good Night,
and Good Luck,” Terry Gilliam on “Twelve Monkeys,” and John
Woo on “Face/Off.”
He played Alby Grant on “Big Love” and currently plays Gavin
Belson on “Silicon Valley,” both on HBO.
Matt was voted by Variety Magazine as one of the Ten
Directors to Watch in 2016.