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Matt P

Director of Photography / Cinematographer

Brooklyn, NY Member since August 2015


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Matt Porwoll is an Emmy® award-winning cinematographer based in New York. His work has screened theatrically, appeared on TV networks such as SHOWTIME, HBO, CNN, A&E, and PBS, as well as online outlets including Vogue, Glamour, Wired, Teen Vogue and W Magazine.

Matt was the series cinematographer on Showtime's "The Trade," a 5-part documentary series about the opioid epidemic. The feature documentary "Cartel Land", which Matt shot and co-produced, won Best Cinematography awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 Cinema Eye Honors, and 2016 Primetime Emmys®. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.

Porwoll has served as an additional cinematographer on numerous other films including "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Matthew Heineman, HBO's Emmy®-nominated "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama," and HBO's "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," which won the 2015 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short.

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Reviews (15)

Average 5.0 Stars

Rental went smoothly and equipment was as advertised. Would definitely recommend!

Matt's awesome!


Ready Rig GS with ProArms

July 2019

Matt's great, would definitely rent again.


DJI Ronin 2 Kit

July 2019

This was my first rental using kitsplit and thanks to Matt I’m definitely a fan. His gear is in top notch shape and way friendlier to work with rather than some rental houses.
I’m 100% backing him.

Great equipment, solid communication.

Matt's a great guy. All the gear worked great.

Matt is a very friendly, helpful, and prompt guy, and the lens I rented from him was exactly what I was looking for. Would definitely rent from him again, and highly recommend him to friends.

Matt was great, fast and easy communication. I'd recommend renting from him.


May 2017

Matt is an awesome renter and communicator once again!


May 2017

Gear was in excellent condition and pickup/dropoff details were arranged swiftly. Excellent communicator. Thanks again Matt.


April 2017

Great communication. Item exactly how described. Would rent from again when needed.


Redrock Micro microRemote

February 2017

Great hear and great communication

Flexible and personable. Equipment performed great. Would rent from Matt again.


Redrock Micro microRemote

February 2016

Equipment worked great and communication with Matt was simple and straightforward!