- Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016
Holmes Defender of the Faith has signed director Matthew Carnahan for exclusive representation in commercials and branded short films.
Carnahan is the creator of Showtimes hit series “House of Lies”. He wrote and produced all 56 episodes of the dark comedy that chronicles the misadventures of super star business management consultant Marty Kaan [Don Cheadle] and his associates [Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz & Josh Lawson]. During his 5 years as showrunner Matthew directed six of the season premier and finale episodes.
Carnahan directed the Series Finale, the first Scripted TV show to film in Cuba in over fifty-five years. Of filming in Cuba Carnahan said, “It was an incredible experience and a visual feast.” The final episode airs June 12th 2016.
While this is the first time Carnahan has been represented as a director for advertising assignments he has vast experience with big brands, having worked closely with clients to successfully integrate products from GMC, Sony, Virgin Air, Cisco, Mercedes, Samsung, & Audi into the “House of Lies” story.
"I'm thrilled to be able to work in the commercial world, where there are so many opportunities for bold narrative and cutting-edge visual storytelling" says Carnahan.
One of Hollywood’s elite showrunners Carnahan also created the critically acclaimed series “Dirt” & “Trinity”. “Dirt” a dark comedy about schizophrenic paparazzi [Ian Hart] and tabloid magazine editor [Courtney Cox] aired for 20 episodes on FX. Carnahan directed the pilot and season finale.
MC has directed two feature films, “Black Circle Boys”, which premiered at Sundance, and “Rudyland” a feature length documentary chronicling Rudy Giuliani’s tumultuous terms as Mayor of New York City, which premiered at The IDFA in Amsterdam.
Matthew Carnahan got his start as a playwright where his work writing and directing Off-Broadway caught the attention of actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
“I’m very excited to be working with Matthew,” says Holmes Executive producer Ben Dossett, ” He is a master storyteller, we were recently introduced and became fast friends. As a director he makes impeccable choices. “
Holmes Defender of the Faith is a Santa Monica based production company that represents feature film directors Shane Black, Thomas Campbell, Matthew Carnahan, David S. Goyer & McG for Television Commercials and Branded Films.