Matt Amato

Music Videos

Daughn Gibson “Daddy I Cut My Hair”

Sweatson Klank “Contemplate”

Wild Nothing “Paradise”

Barbra Streisand “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today”

Withered Hand “No Cigarettes”

Sister Crayon “Anti-Psalm”

We Are Augustines “Juarez”

We Are Augustines “Book Of James”

Madi Diaz “Let’s Go”

Soko “No More Home No More Love”

Matthewdavid “Noche y Dia / San Raphael”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “40 Day Dream”

60 Watt Kid “Take The Pain Out Of Your Chest”

Quadron “Average Fruit”

Bowerbirds “Northern Lights”

Beach House "Real Love"

Le Corps Mince de Françoise "Something Golden"

The Dodos "Fables"

Garrett Pierce "And the Ghosts Boarded Trains"

Beach House "Used To Be"

Bon Iver "Wolves Act 1 & 2"

The Dodos "Fools"

Mia Doi Todd "Night of a Thousand Kisses"

Ima Robot "Lovers In Captivity"

Joel Virgel "Midnight"


iTunes Session “We Are Augustines”

dublab “Film Flash”



The Makings Of You (Official Trailer)

Carlos Niño & Friends featuring Dntel “Shapeshift Of Uranus”

The Making Of “Juarez”

かわいい東京 (Dear Tokyo,)

dublab: TONALISM 2010

Harinezumi Movie


Bright Eyes “Live At Hollywood Forever”

Pharaohs “Tantra Sky”

Broken Bells “The Ghost Inside”

Broken Bells “The High Road”

The Long Lost "Colour"

Dido “In London”

Dido "Live In Studio"

Lucky Dragons “Live at Farmlab”

Cluster "Live at Farmlab"

Matt Amato News & Blog


On January 10, 2015, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) presented its Career Achieveme

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The Makings of You: Festivals + Reviews

November 13th 2014 marked the world premiere of THE MAKINGS OF YOU.  The opening night selectio

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Film director Matt Amato, in his own words, hates directing kissing and love scenes. “It’s j

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IMVDb | Matt Amato

Most music video directors aspire to one day move on to feature films, following in the footsteps of

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The Makings Of You

Writer/Director: Matt Amato Producer: Jack Richardson The Makings of You is a poignant story o

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Sweatson Klank "Contemplate"

Matt Amato’s modern retelling of a world weary love affair on the brink is elegantly delineated in

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Reels are a tricky business and we wanted to make one that didn't pull the wool over anyone's eyes,

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Wild Nothing

In His Own Words. Masses Director, Matt Amato, on his vivid new music video for Wild Nothing: "Th

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Withered Hand

The Harinezumi camera (by PowerShovel) has been director Matt Amato’s passport to travel the world

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In his follow-up to Book of James, director Matt Amato takes us on a journey to the nefarious border

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Autre Magazine

Masses directors Matt Amato and Benjamin Kutsko were recently featured in the second issue of

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OMG! Cameras Everywhere!

Between the confetti, the silly string, the capes, the sloths, the scavenger hunts, the bands, the

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Book Of James

On Ditch Plains beach in Montauk NY, director Matt Amato filmed newly-formed We Are Augustines (

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Madi Diaz

Let’s Go is a vocal and visual testament to the indelible moments that fill our lives; the people,

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Paper Magazine Summer Music Issue is now on the stands.  Inside it features a story about LA's musi

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Pharaohs "VisionVersion"

This live performance by Pharaohs was filmed in the glow of the Museum of Neon Art in Downtown, Los

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Matthewdavid “Noche y Dia / San Raphael”

Matthewdavid's music is sublimely trippy, so of course you would want the video for his new song, "N

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Brady Corbet

When you ask someone what their dream job would be, most people wouldn’t respond with the job

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Eulogies "You Hide"

The newest music video from Eulogies has all the sincerity of that Super 8 home movie that your gran

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40 Day Dream

40 Day Dream is the third installment of SALVO!, a 12-part music video series from Edward Sharpe and

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Amato's Sound & Recording Interview

Journalist and artist Hashim Bharoocha writes for the Tokyo based Sound & Recording magazine. 

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60 Watt Kid

I first heard 60 Watt Kid, a band once described as "a strange amalgam of Robert Fripp and Stereolab

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After four days of filming, eight hours of footage, and countless hours of editing, the video for Qu

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Amato's Harinezumi Movie

Journalist A. Moret writes about Matt Amato's work with the Harinezumi camera.  

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June 11, NOWNESS features a sample of Matt Amato's work with Broken Bells.  NOWNESS features daily

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Broken Bells

Director Matt Amato’s instinct for rhythm and cadence has turned out a series of kinetic live pe

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Bowerbirds "Northern Lights"

Director Matt Amato’s new video for the Bowerbirds “Northern Lights” premiered on Pitchfor

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Beach House "Real Love"

Beach House released their new record Teen Dream and with it comes a DVD with 10 videos. One of the

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The Dodos "Fables"

Here's the new video for one of our favorite bands, THE DODOS. A companion piece to our previous vi

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Saatchi & Saatchi | Amato's "Something Golden"

Saatchi & Saatchi, Helsinki oversee the Le Corps Mince de Françoise music video directed by Mat

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Specialten DVD Magazine

The recent issue of the London publication Specialten: The Broadcast of Contemporary Culture honors

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Beach House “Used to Be”

Baltimore's Beach House commissioned the Masses in the fall of 2008 to create the video for the band

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Flaunt Magazine

Flaunt Magazine travels through underground L.A. with an epic feature that connects different strand

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LA Weekly

In the summer of 2008, the LA Weekly devoted its cover and feature space to an extended work on the

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2015 Sarasota Film Festival Official Selection

The Sarasota Film Festival presents The Makings Of You on April 11, 2015.  Actress Sheryl Lee will

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Sound + Image presents a condensed survey of moviemaker Matt Amato's ambient, intimate and skillful

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A great friend of mine once told me the only thing we have to do in our work is just "keep it real."

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dublab’s 10th Annual Labrat Matinee + Give Up

Music videos from Masses directors will bend the screen at dublab’s A Labrat Matinee 10: The Light

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OMG! Cameras Everywhere!

When music video director Isaac Ravishankara came to us with a dream to host a week-long film worksh

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The Series at The Standard

The Series, with its vow to "blur the line between audience and performance," has quickly become one

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by one of the most devastating disasters in recent history.  W

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Nortec Collective "Polaris"

Looking for the perfect way to kick off your Cinco de Mayo shenanigans?!  Well there truly is n

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Scoring "40 Day Dream"

In an apartment tucked away in Koreatown, composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and sound engineer Benjami

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Taking Care - 6 Visual Interpretations

If you’re a Los Angeles-based fan of Explosions In The Sky, you may have noticed that their Ap

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Hiding Behind The Scenes

Sometimes the only thing more fun than watching a music video is seeing how it was made.  That’s

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dublab's 9th annual Labrat Matinee

This Sunday, February 20th, our friends at dublab are hosting A Labrat Matinee 9: our minds align

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The Masses At Noise Pop

For nearly twenty years, the week long Noise Pop Festival (Feb. 22-27) has been bringing some of the

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Harinezumi no Mori

Three Masses movies play in the Harinezumi no Mori show in Paris, Dec. 9 at Agnès B! Harinezumi no

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Our annual screening showcasing the work of 2010 will be held at the Downtown Independent on Dec. 17

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Music videos for Bowerbirds directed by Matt Amato and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros directed

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dublab's 8th matinee

The 8th annual Labrat Matinee presented by dublab, May 1 at Cinefamily.  Featuring the work of  Ma

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Harinezumi exhibit travels to Tokyo

The Harinezumi show featuring Matt Amato's movie starring Mia Doi Todd debuts in Toyko and runs from

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Harinezumi Exhibit at the New Museum

A blurry woman dances slowly against a blurry window. It's the vision of a Thursday, by Miranda July

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Tonalism 2010

Los Angeles' greatest (only?) non-profit radio collective, Dublab, has just announced that its annua

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New Dublab Vision Version: The Long Lost

dublab is excited to share the next installment of the VisionVersion film series. This live perfor

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Photos by Eric Callero, Tara Tortorello, Grant Leuchtner, Matt Amato, Danielle Hinde, Ben Kutsko, Cl

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The Masses present..... the work of 2009

Music videos and short film premieres + Dublab djs celebrate the year that was. The Downtown Indepen

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Making "Something Golden" by Matt Amato

Emma, Mia and Malin, Joona, and Jonas came all the way over from Finland to make a music video with

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International Rome Film Festival

The work of the Masses becomes a highlight of the 4th annual International Rome Film Fest, Oct. 15-2

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Labrat Matinee VII

Big screen showing for Masses directors tonight at LA's Downtown Independent. New work from Eli, Rau

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Dublab's Birthday

It's Day 7 of the 10 day celebration of Dublab's 10th year. Dublab continues to enhance the quality

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Masses friend Eric Callero's masterful pictures of the Dublab event at the Henry Miller Library in B

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