Matthew Heineman is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker based in New York. His latest film CARTEL LAND premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where Heineman won the Best Director Award and Special Jury Prize for Cinematography. The film will be released theatrically in the Fall of 2015 by The Orchard and have it’s broadcast premiere on A&E in 2016
He recently directed and produced a feature-length documentary ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. It premiered at Sundance 2012, won numerous awards at festivals across the country, and was released by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate to critical praise in October 2012. The film premiered on CNN in March 2013, with more than 2 million people tuning in for the network’s primetime broadcast, and was recently nominated for an Emmy.
Heineman previously collaborated for two years with a team at HBO on the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated HBO series, The Alzheimer’s Project, which aired in May 2009. He also directed and produced OUR TIME – a feature length documentary about what it’s like to be young in today’s America. Heineman has directed several short films and commercials and is in development on a few different projects.