About Matthew

About Matthew


I am an international freelance filmmaker and photographer, passionate about the process of translating stories of individuals, communities, companies and organizations into compelling and visually stunning narratives.

For over 10 years I've created dynamic visual content for humanitarian and aid organizations, helping to highlighting this changing world, from the steppes of Mongolia to the highest peaks of Africa. Some of my NGO clients include The Asia Foundation, Plan International and READ Global. 

More recently, my lens has been drawn deeper into the ever-evolving world of traditional and artisanal food producers. My short film, The Birth of Bread, was a 2018 James Beard Award Finalist.

I also works on commercial productions as a director, editor, director of photography, and producer. Among others, I've created content for Apple, Old Navy, Lyft, Toyota, and Ericsson. 

I was born in Belgium, keep a studio in San Francisco, and I'm fluent in Mandarin.

Please use the contact page on this site or email me directly at mr.pendergast@gmail.com 

Thank you!