Filmmaker Matty Brown has seen his videos rack up 1.54M views on Vimeo, earning a record 15 staff picks on the platform. Now Brown is bringing his optimistic first-person style to the ad world, taking the post of lead director for North America at Workhouse Creative, which has done campaigns for such brands as Microsoft, Republic Records, Delta Airlines and Google.
Director Matty Brown’s authentic and optimistic style has earned him more Vimeo Staff Picks than any other creator
Workhouse founder Keith Rivers praised as Brown “one of the greatest filmmakers I’ve ever met,” with a talent for creative personal storytelling that meshes well with the philosophy of the company, which puts a high premium on authenticity.
The Workhouse Creative team all subscribe to Rivers’ start-to-finish philosophy. Projects start with a brand problem that needs solving and creators shepherd their projects through every stage of development, from writing to shooting to editing, giving the directors a more complete ownership of the process and product. For filmmakers who have worked in digital video that process is familiar.
For Brown, Workhouse offers a work environment that fits his creative style. The company encourages its creators to work on personal projects and continue innovating creatively, both on and off the clock, which appeals to the ever-evolving Brown.
“I’m shifting into more documentary and narrative filmmaking,” Brown said. “I’m experimenting more with sound and slow motion. I want to create something that reflects an experience, foggy with movement everywhere, not a perfect memory.”