Kurt Mattila, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, began his professional career by creating the haunting Precog dream sequences for Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report.” He went on to direct the heist film "The Alibi" (aka Lies&Alibis), written by Noah Hawley for Summit Entertainment followed by several commercial campaigns for Ford, Gap and Red Bull.

He recently helmed “The Hidden World” the first virtual reality film for Universal Pictures and DreamWorks that features the cast and characters from the “How To Train Your Dragon” franchise.

Kurt’s documentary feature “Stuntman,” executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia, depicts the harrowing story of stuntman Eddie Braun as he attempts to recreate the infamous “Snake River Canyon Jump” that ended the career of his childhood hero Evel Knievel. “Stuntman” won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is set for wide release in 2019.

Kurt’s love for filmmaking is rivaled only by his passion for comic books.




 

FILMOGRAPHY

STUNTMAN
2019

In 1974, Evel Knievel nearly died attempting to jump the Snake River Canyon in a rocket-powered craft. Forty years later, veteran stuntman Eddie Braun attempts to successfully recreate the launch of his childhood hero. Executive produced by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia.

THE HIDDEN WORLD VR
2019

From Universal Pictures and DreamWorks comes the first
"How To Train Your Dragon" virtual reality animated film. This immersive tour of the Hidden World was featured this year at SXSW and can be experienced exclusively at Walmart.

BOSKO
2019

Documentary portrait of Bosko Hrnjak that follows the artist through his childhood in Los Angeles, education at Art Center and his unsung, pioneering work as the first sculptor to revive the lost art of Tiki carving.

FORD: FUTURE RIDE
2015

An 'Avengers" style theatrical campaign screened in AMC theatres across the country. Helicopter chases  evil villains and Mustangs fill the frame in this unique series of Ford commercials.

TRON: THE NEXT DAY
2010

Doc-style science-fiction short that uncovers the mysterious "Flynn Lives" movement while filling in the "missing chapters" between the original "Tron" film and "Tron: Legacy."

 

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner.

THE ALIBI
2006

"Stylish, witty and absorbing. Recalls the Thin Man movies of the late 1930s, yet is decidedly fresh and contemporary."

                              - Rotten Tomatoes

Cast: Steve Coogan, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Rebecca Romijn,  James Marsden, Selma Blair, James Brolin.

L.A.

FILM FESTIVAL

AUDIENCE AWARD

STUNTMAN

2018 Audience award for

"Best Documentey Feature."

AFI

FEST

OFFICAL SELECTION

LIES & ALIBIS

2006 Official selection and

opening night fim.

CINE-VEGAS

OFFICIAL SELECTION

LIES & ALIBIS

2006 Closing night film.

© 2019 by Kurt Mattila

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