Matthew Caton - Pangea Films

San Francisco, California

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Matthew is a DP and Producer who has filmed Emmy winning documentaries, high-end corporate work, advertising and multi-cam television. Clients include HBO, Netflix, Hulu, ABC Studios, ESPN. His company Pangea Films has produced shoots for AWS, Samsung, Accenture. Corporate DP credits also include designing and building a LED wall studio for Box in their HQ, shoots for Google, Crowdstrike, HubSpot, AbbVie, Stryker, Alliance Bernstein, Tudor Investments and many more. Matthew specializes in delivering high production value with small crews. Having worked out of NYC for 20 years Matthew, and Pangea Films, brings big market quality to the Bay Area, as well as traveling locally and internationally for projects.

Based in Silicon Valley and being tuned in to the needs of his clients has led Matthew to producing high-end corporate projects with his company Pangea Films. Having worked in the industry for 25 years, Matthew anticipates his clients needs and executes everything from early communication to final product with the utmost attention to detail and professionalism, leaving all those involved impressed by the quality and professionalism of his work. Matthew supervises a wide, diverse network of professionals to bring great on-set experiences and quality product to all his clients.

Client testimonial:
"We needed to do a 3-cam corporate shoot for Samsung in Silicon Valley. Matthew totally understood the brief, and in very short order put together the production team and set equipment we needed, as well as liaison and scout with the client on location. I was able to fly in the day of the shoot and Matthew had everything ready to go. The quality was spot-on professional, our clients were happy, and I really appreciated all the follow-up to get the content to our team in Seoul."
- Mike Weisbart / Tilt.kr

More about Matthew's Director of Photography experience:

Matthew is a professional cinematographer trained at the acclaimed NYU Tisch Institute for Film & Television and FAMU, with over 25 years of industry experience worldwide including New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. As an inveterate traveler, Matthew approaches the craft of filmmaking and cinematography as an adventure. He loves to explore new environments, immerse himself in diverse cultures, and share unique stories with the world.

Matthew has served as Director of Photography on series for Netflix (new series about the Zodiac killer coming in 2024), The Hulu / ABC Studios series "Mormon No More", the HBO Emmy award winning HBO documentary, “Assault in the Ring,” and for the Emmy nominated documentary, “White People" where he worked closely with activist Jose Antonio Vargas. Other documentary credits include a couple ESPN 30 for 30s, NBC, Sundance, CNN Intl, MTV, and Hulu. Matthew is widely recognized for his ability to make talent comfortable to tell intimate and compelling stories.

Matthew’s most recent television series, “The Playboy Murders,” was Discovery ID's premiere series in 2023. Matthew’s television experience ranges from working with Professional Athletes (ESPN) true crime (Netflix, Oxygen, Discovery ID), home shows (HGTV), Travel, to Bravo ensemble shows. This wide range of projects showcases his ability to adjust creatively to different styles and sets. With past technical experience as a gaffer, Matthew knows how to expertly light any situation or style. His proficiency with lighting differentiates his work.

Matthew has also brought his cinematic eye to national commercial campaigns and branded content for brands like Kate Spade, Adidas, Crown Royal, JC Penney, and State Farm for companies like Time Inc/Meredith, and Vayner Media. Based in Silicon Valley, Matthew has worked with many high end corporate shoots for companies like Google, Samsung, CrowdStrike, Alliance Bernstein, Tudor Investments, and Pinterest.

I have been in the industry since 1998.

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