Matthew Temple

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Matthew Temple is an American actor and filmmaker who has made numerous films from both sides of the camera, including 8213: Gacy House, Chillerama with Kane Hodder and Joel David Moore and "L.A. Paranormal", in which he stars, co-wrote and produced. At the age of 25 he produced his first film, going on to win a Silver Remi award from World Fest Houston, a best of the fest nod at Lake Placid Film Festival and a nomination for Best Independent Film at the Ohio Independent Film Festival.



Shortly after his return to Los Angeles, Temple was cast in his first feature film Animals with Naveen Andrews, Marc Blucas and Nicki Aycox. But it wasn’t until two years later that Temple’s career as an actor began to take off. He started off 2010 being cast in Jonah Hex with Josh Brolin and went on to star in Chillerama with Joel David Moore and Kane Hodder, "L.A. Paranormal", 8213: Gacy House, an #Assylum Picture, Crescendo whose second short “Historia de un Letrero” won the highly coveted Best Short Film Award in the Short Film Corner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.


In 2001, Temple wrote his first feature film, Senses of Place, which one-year later was in production. It was a co-production with Marlboro College, as Temple was a student at the time. Shot on super 16mm film, the film went on to play at over a dozen film festivals nationwide and won a couple of awards.

In 2007, Temple began working with producers Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, producers of High School Musical. He worked on music design and development for two feature films with them, The American Mall, an MTV co-production, First Love: It’s the Music, a Columbia Pictures local language production in Russia and most recently developed music for an upcoming TV movie. Additionally, Temple co-wrote and produced the feature comedy L.A. Paranormal and The Luckiest Man Alive, a short film which he also wrote and directed.

Personal life[edit]

Temple was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he lived until the age of nine, when his father was offered a job in Denver, CO. That move was the beginning of something of a nomadic life for Temple, who four years later moved on to San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, then Cullowhee, NC, Santa Rosa, CA, and Goettingen, Germany all before graduating Summerfield Waldorf School in 1995.

After high school, Temple planned on taking a year off of school to travel. He spent the following spring and summer hitch hiking all over Europe, including parts of eastern and southern Europe before postponing college indefinitely while, at the age of 19, prepared for the arrival of his first daughter.

In 1998, with his wife, one year-old daughter and his a cappella trio, Voicewell, Temple moved back to Germany and spent several months touring before settling down for the remainder of the year near Bremen to work on music.

Temple received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Marlboro College where he worked with professor and filmmaker Jay Craven, a relationship that moved him toward filmmaking and in 2006, Temple returned to Los Angeles.

Additionally, Temple is the founder of the non-profit organization NetworkM, now called



2011L.A. ParanormalMax
2011The Luckiest Man AliveJon
2011CrescendoJohann von Beethoven
20108213: Gacy HouseRobbie
2010Jonah HexTelegrapher
2009Mission HollywoodJimRTL German TV
2008AnimalsFrat Boy


2011The Luckiest Man AliveDirector/Writer/Producershort form
2011L.A. ParanormalWriter/ProducerNominated Best Picture at Idyllwild Film Fest
2009First Love: It's the MusicAssociate Producer
2008The American MallMusic SupervisorExample
2004Senses of PlaceWriter/ProducerWinner: Silver Remi at World Fest Houston


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