Matthew is an actor and screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.
He workshopped his feature screenplay EL PERRO at the Sundance Collective Kitchen and his TV pilot THE BISLEY BOY won the SXSW Film Festival Episodic Pitch-a-thon. His short film THIS WILD ABYSS was named "Best Student Short" at the SCAD Savannah, Magnolia Independent, and Catalina Island film festivals. The film also won "Best Narrative Short" at Unspooled, "Best Short" at Sci-On, and "Most Inspirational Short" at the Sedona International Film Festival. His script for OVERNIGHT was a semi-finalist at the Austin Film Festival and the film won "Best Student Short" at the Flyway Film Festival. As a playwright, his plays HOME, SWEET and INSIDE THE HAND were a finalist and semifinalist, respectively, for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill. As a stage actor he's worked with four directors whose work have won Tony Awards, at theaters that include The Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park in New York City, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. Carlson graduated with a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from New York University.