Matt Osterman

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Matthew Osterman
Born (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 41)
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
OccupationDirector, writer, producer, filmmaker
Years active2002–present

Matt Osterman (born May 27, 1978 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin) is an American independent filmmaker. He wrote and directed the films Ghost from the Machine, 400 Days, and Hover. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Osterman started his career Directing and Producing short films, and working on the documentary Sportsfan with Aaron Lubarsky and Jon Stewart.[1] He then wrote and directed Ghost From The Machine, a low-budget feature film shot in Minneapolis. Ghost From the Machine was one of ten films in the nation to be accepted into the Independent Feature Project Filmmakers Narrative Lab in 2009.[2] Sportsfan aired nationally on SpikeTV and played numerous festivals all over the country.

Osterman's next feature project, 400 days, starred Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, and Dane Cook, and was inspired by MARS-500, a psychosocial isolation experiment designed to prepare for the first manned mission to Mars. The film premiered January 12, 2016.

His most recent directorial work, Hover (2018), stars Cleopatra Coleman (also written by), Shane Coffey, Beth Grant, and muMs da Schemer.

Osterman has also collaborated closely with Emmy Award winner and Guinness World Record Holder, Dan Buettner, helping him found the Quest Network and establish the Blue Zones. He was also research lead on National Geographic Magazine’s, "Secrets of Longevity" (cover story, November 2005). In addition, Osterman has worked extensively in the creative/branding industries, helping create over 25 brands that can be seen in Target, Best Buy, Circuit City and Dick’s Sporting Goods.[3]



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