Matt S. Bell

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Matt S. Bell was born and raised in the heart of Louisiana where he began his career as a photographer before moving into motion pictures. After graduating with a BFA in Photography, he began his career as a cinematographer with several notable network and independent feature projects. Matt has since developed a portfolio of more than 25 films ... See full bio »

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Project Power Camera and Electrical Department
American Made Camera and Electrical Department
Deep Water Camera and Electrical Department
Santa Jaws Cinematographer


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 2022 Starbright (steadicam operator) (post-production)
 2022/II The Estate (camera operator) (completed)
  Black Bird (TV Mini Series) (B Camera Operator - 6 episodes, 2022) (camera operator - 1 episode, 2022)
- You Promised (2022) ... (B Camera Operator)
- The Place I Lie (2022) ... (B Camera Operator)
- WhatsHerName (2022) ... (B Camera Operator)
- Hand to Mouth (2022) ... (B Camera Operator)
- We Are Coming, Father Abraham (2022) ... (B Camera Operator)
 2022 Deep Water (camera operator)
 2021 A House on the Bayou (B Camera Operator)
 2020 Project Power (camera operator: "b" camera: principal photography - second unit)
 2019 Bending Lines: The Sculpture of Robert Wiggs (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2019 Noble Creatures (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2019 Kelly's Escape (Short) (dop bts unit)
 2018 Christmas Camp (additional cinematography)
 2018 Beautifully Broken (b camera operator) / (second unit director of photography)
 2018 Urban Country (camera operator)
 2018 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- A New Dawn (2018) ... (camera operator)
 2017 30 Seconds to Mars: Walk on Water (Music Video short) (Cinematographer: Austin Unit)
 2017 American Made (vfx cinematographer: Louisiana Unit)
 2017 Dead on Arrival (b cam/steadicam op)
 2017 Armed Response (behind the scenes cinematographer)
 2017 Dream House Nightmare (TV Movie) (steadicam operator)
 2017 A Deadly Affair (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2017 Nanny Seduction (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2016/III Desolation (second assistant camera: "a" camera)
 2016 Queen Sugar (TV Series) (epk cinematographer - 1 episode)
- First Things First (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
 2016 Big Freedia Bounces Back (TV Series) (epk cinematographer - 6 episodes)
- It's Soul Food (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
- Twerkloose (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
- Get in Formation (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
- OMG It's Beyoncé (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
- Pop Goes the Question (2016) ... (epk cinematographer)
 2016 Showing Roots (additional cinematography)
 2015 Evan's Crime (camera operator)
 2015 Wish Upon a Christmas (TV Movie) (director of photography: louisiana unit)
 2015 Us Against the World (Short) (steadicam operator)
 2014 Of a Promise Broken (Short) (key grip)
 2014 Ten to Sing (Short) (assistant camera)
 2014 True Heroes (Short) (camera operator - as Matt Bell)
 2013-2014 American Idol (TV Series) (assistant camera - 16 episodes)
- Episode #13.34 (2014) ... (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
- Episode #13.33 (2014) ... (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
- Episode #13.32 (2014) ... (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
- Episode #13.31 (2014) ... (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
- Episode #13.30 (2014) ... (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
 2014 A Sale of Two Cities (TV Series) (camera operator - 2014)
 2013/I Cabbie (Short) (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
 2013 Native Owl (Short) (assistant camera - as Matt Bell)
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