MATT KAPP is an award-winning film and television producer based in New York City whose credits include 16 ACRES (2014), VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR (2009) and THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL (2003). He has written and produced newsmagazine stories for PBS and Logo and worked on biographies of Jessica Tandy, Vanessa Redgrave, Betty Friedan, Laura Dern, and Florence Griffith-Joyner, directed by Lee Grant for Lifetime Television’s Intimate Portrait series. He has consulted for documentaries for HBO and Showtime and served on the screening committee for PBS’s acclaimed POV series. He has a BFA in film and television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a native of Burlington, Vermont.
Valentino The Last Emperor
The Education of Gore Vidal
16 ACRES premiered at the Zurich Film Festival and was released by First Run Features in 2014. Variety called it “uncommonly engrossing and articulate,” the LA Times “fascinating and enlightening,” and the Hollywood Reporter “amusing and heartbreaking.”
VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR premiered at the Venice Film Festival, won the Gold Hugo for best documentary at the Chicago Film Festival and was one of the highest-grossing documentaries of 2009. Time called it “flawless,” the New York Times a “must-see,” and Il Messaggero a “true masterpiece.”
THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and on PBS’s American Masters in 2003. Entertainment Weekly called it “essential viewing,” Variety "a fascinating mosaic that lucidly traces the development of Vidal’s life and art.”