Who is Matt Reeves?
- Matt Reeves making movies at eight years of age
- He studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California
- He made his directorial film debut with the horror anthology film Future Shock
Matthew George "Matt" Reeves, 55, is an American director, producer, and screenwriter, who started his career as a screenwriter for the films Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and The Pallbearer (1996).
Reeves gained a lot of recognition for the direction of the monster film Cloverfield (2008) and romantic horror Let me In (2010).
Matt Reeves was born on April 27, 1966, in Rockville Centre, New York, on Long Island. He started making movies at eight years of age with a wind-up camera. Reeves met filmmaker JJ Abrams when both were 13 years old. Their short films used to air on a Los Angeles public-access television cable channel, Z Channel. Steven Spielberg hired them to transfer some of his own Super 8 films to videotape.
Reeves studied screenwriting at the University of Southern California. He was a screenwriting student for writer Jeph Loeb. Between 1991 and 1992, he produced an award-winning student film, Mr. Petrified Forest, which helped him acquire an agent.
Reeves is married to Melinda Wang, a former animator. They have one son together.
In 1994, Reeves made his directorial film debut with the horror anthology film Future Shock. He also directed the romantic comedy film The Pallbearer (1996), which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Reeves co-created the WB drama series, Felicity, alongside JJ Abrams. The series bought them a lot of recognition.
Reeves directed the 2008 science fiction monster film Cloverfield, which Abrams produced. Reeves later served as an executive producer on 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) and The Cloverfield Paradox (2018). He wrote and directed the romantic horror film Let Me In (2010). It was a remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In.
Reeves directed the famous science fiction film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and its sequels to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes(2017).
In February 2017, Warner Bros. announced that Reeves would direct The Batman, to be set in the DC Extended Universe.
In July 2020, it was announced that Reeves had signed a multi-year contract with Warner Bros. Television to develop new television programming for all of the company's platforms under his production company, 6th & Idaho.
He served as an executive producer on the Amazon original series Tales from the Loop (2020).