Matt Porterfield studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and teaches screenwriting, theory and production at Johns Hopkins University. His first feature, Hamilton, was released theatrically in 2006. Named “one of the finest American independent films ever made” by The New Yorker’s Richard Brody, it continues to tour festivals, museums and art-house theatres around the world. Metal Gods, his second feature script, was included in the 2008 Emerging Narrative Program at IFP’s Independent Film Week, where the screenplay won the Panasonic Digital Filmmaking Grand Prize. In 2010, Porterfield was selected as one of Filmmaker magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His most recent feature, Putty Hill, premiered in the Berlinale’s International Forum of New Cinema and was released theatrically in 2011. He is currently in post-production on I Used To Be Darker, his first collaboration with screenwriter Amy Belk.