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.[citation needed]



In 2001, Temple wrote and produced his first feature film, Senses of Place, while still an undergraduate at Marlboro College. Shot on super 16mm film, the film went on to play at over a dozen film festivals nationwide and won a Remi Award at WorldFest Houston and honored as Best of the Fest at the Lake Placid Film Forum. Since then, Temple has gone on to produce, write and/or direct dozens of projects, including national commercials, music videos, award winning short films and numerous feature films.[citation needed]

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 and First Love: It’s the Music, a Columbia Pictures local language production in Russia. He then branched out on his own, producing several independent feature films, including the award-winning independent thriller, The Advocate, directed by Tamas Harangi. Most recently, Temple serves as VP of Production and Development for Mili Pictures, a Chinese animation studio with offices both in China and Santa Monica, CA.[citation needed]


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, and Crescendo by Alonso Alvarez Barredo, whose first short film “Historia de un Letrero” won the highly coveted Best Short Film Award in the Short Film Corner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Temple has starred in over a dozen movies and TV shows.[citation needed]

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 from 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 hitchhiking all over Europe, including parts of eastern and southern Europe before postponing college indefinitely while, at the age of 19, preparing 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 Bachelor of Arts degree from Marlboro College where he worked with professor and filmmaker Jay Craven, a relationship that moved him toward filmmaking. In 2006, Temple returned to Los Angeles.

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



Year Title Roll Notes
2011 Chillerama Franz
2011 L.A. Paranormal Max
2011 The Luckiest Man Alive Jon
2011 Crescendo Johann von Beethoven
2010 8213: Gacy House Robbie
2010 Jonah Hex Telegrapher
2009 Mission Hollywood Jim RTL German TV
2008 Animals Frat Boy


Year Title Position Notes
2011 The Luckiest Man Alive Director/Writer/Producer short form
2011 L.A. Paranormal Writer/Producer Nominated Best Picture at Idyllwild Film Fest
2009 First Love: It's the Music Associate Producer
2008 The American Mall Music Supervisor Example
2004 Senses of Place Writer/Producer Winner: Silver Remi at World Fest Houston


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