Matthew Solomon, named “Best Emerging Filmmaker” by the RIP Horror Film Festival 2015, was born and raised on the mean streets of West Hollywood, California, where he attended Fairfax High School and majored in “Sneaking Off To Canter’s For Lunch.” His journey began in the music business; attending USC’s School of Music on a scholarship and playing in several local LA bands. He eventually crossed over into acting while performing in music videos for: Alanis Morissette and The Crystal Method and later, landed roles on: Las Vegas, The Shield and several episodes of NBC’s American Dreams. Matthew stepped into filmmaking in 2009 with his award-winning short-film Kung Fu Man, which he wrote and starred in. He is a contributor for Geek Speak TV, directed the award-winning web-series “Booked It!" and is the writer and director of his ground-breaking, first feature film, “Chatter”, winner of Best Experimental Feature at the LA Thriller Film Festival and nominated for Best Thriller at Shriekfest 2015.