I had to Create About 20 bad Films Before They Started Becoming Watchable.
Company
Chapman Digital Motion Pictures
Legal Representative
Ned Hearn
    Matt’s love and appreciation for dogs was forever solidified when his shetland sheepdog named Bingo helped save him from drowning when he was just two years of age. He is often reminded of that fateful day by his elders and it helps him define challenges. In addition to his appreciation for dogs, his other passion is making films. It was very common to find Matt playing around with his dads Sony Handycam creating that next masterpiece when he was a kid. His love of storytelling spawned the eventual creation of Chapman Digital Motion Pictures. He began his professional career producing wedding, music, corporate, and commercial videos in-house as well as freelance for various clients. Then in 2007 Matt decided to create his online moniker Chappyshowcase and started distributing videos during the dawn of the Youtube renaissance. Since then Matt has distributed more than 350 videos on the internet accumulating more than 12 million views and counting. Matt’s other passion is training service dogs to help people with disabilities which led the foundation of his award winning web series Growing Up Guide Pup which he found with his wife Amie as a cutting edge initiative to raise awareness about service dog altruism. Eventually Matt and Amie turned Growing Up Guide Pup into a 501(c)3 so they could chase their passion to educate the world about service dogs. Matt has been the sitting Chairman since 2015. He is also a board member for Brigadoon Service Dogs and Mobility Service Dog West Coast Project. On top of that he also runs a dog care business and loves spending as much time as possible with his wife Amie, his dogs Ricki and Ozzy, and his service dog puppies in training.
    Winner Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Kuwait Indie Film Festival
    2022
    Winner: Special Jury Award: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Jaipur International Film Festival
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Arrow International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2022
    Finalist: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Paris International Short Festival
    Paris
    2022
    Winner: Best Documentary Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Ashoka International Film Festival
    Nawada, Bihar
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Vienna Indie Short Film Festival
    Vienna
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Short Film (Web Shorts)
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Filmstrip International Film Festival
    Lasi
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Masters of Cinema
    Moscow
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Dallas Movie Awards Festival
    Dallas, Texas
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web Series, Best Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Moscow Gold Awards
    Moscow
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Short Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo
    Tokyo
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    San Francisco Indie Short Festival
    San Francisco
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Tiny Budget Film, Best Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Symbiotic Film Festival
    Kiev
    2022
    Winner: Best Real Story Documentary Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Reels International Film Festival
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Producer for Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Singapore International Short Film Festival
    Singapore
    2022
    Honorable Mention: Best Producer & Web and New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    2 11 17 International Film Festival
    PARAMAKUDI, TAMIL NADU
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer for Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Delphi International Film Festival
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer International Short Film & Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Manila Independent Film Festival
    Manila
    2022
    Winner Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Arrow International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Short Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Filmmakers Austin
    Austin, Texas
    2022
    Winner: Best Documentary Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Harappa International Film Festival
    Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer, Honorable Mention: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    HALO International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Turkey Golden Wolf Film Awards
    Istanbul
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer for Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Venus International Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Delhi Film Festival
    New Delhi
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series, Editor, Producer, Director,
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Kathakali International Film Festival
    Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Malta Independent Film Festival
    Malta
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer, Best Web & New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    World Film Carnival Singapore
    Singapore
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Snow Leopard International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2022
    Winner: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Film Festival of Rangoon
    Rangoon
    2022
    Winner:Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Gold Star Movie Awards
    Newark, New Jersey
    2022
    Winner: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Indo Thai Film Festival
    Phuket
    2022
    Quarter-Finalist: Best Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival
    Rio De Janeiro
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Vision International Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2022
    Winner: Best Short Producer & Best Web Series/TV Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    San Diego Shorts
    San Diego, California
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Durban International Short Film Festival
    2022
    Winner: Best Web & New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Knight of the Reel Awards
    Hyderabad, Telangana
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Ediplay International Fim Festival
    Evry
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Film Festival of Malacca
    Malacca
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Indo Malay Film Festival
    Kuala Lumpur
    2022
    Winner: Best Male Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Sicily Art Cinema Festival
    Sicily
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Short Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Sacramento World Film Festival
    Sacramento, California
    2022
    Honorable Mention: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Giraffe International Film Festival
    Nice
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Sydney Indie Short Festival
    Sydney
    2022
    Winner: Best Producer International Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Queensland Independent Film Festival
    Banglore
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Documentary Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Atlanta Movie Awards
    Atlanta, Georgia
    2022
    Nominee: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Swedish International Film Festival
    Arvika
    2022
    Finalist: Best Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    195 Countries Film Festival
    Patna, Bihar
    2022
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Halo International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Short Documentary & Best Short Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Filmmakers New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Web Series & Best Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Emerald Peacock
    Berlin
    2022
    Official Selection: Web/New Media & Pets or Toddlers Category
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Near Nazareth Festival
    Nazareth
    2022
    Finalist: Best Short Documentary
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Santa Barbara Shorts Festival
    Santa Barbara
    2022
    Semi-Finalist: Best Feature Documentary
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Palm Springs Movie Awards
    Palm Springs
    2022
    Nominee: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Portland New Alternative Voices
    Portland
    2022
    Official Selection: Best Foreign Short & Best Director
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Nawada International Film Festival
    Nawada, Bihar
    2022
    Special Mention Award
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Red Dragon Creative Awards
    Dallas, Texas
    2021
    Winner Best Documentary Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Uruvatti International Film Festival
    Tamil, Nadu
    2021
    Best Director, Best Web Series , Best New Media, Best Education Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Crown Wood International Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    2021
    Winner Best Producer & Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    4th Dimension Internatiional Film Festival
    Jalan Goutama Selatan, Bali
    2021
    Winner Golden Moksha Award, Best Director, Best TV Pilot, Best Concept, Special Jury Award
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Mokkho International Film Festival
    Avvai Nagar, Lawspet Pondicherry
    2021
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Iconic Images Film Festival
    Goštauto, Vilnius
    2021
    Special Mention Award
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2021
    Winner Best Producer: 2021 Live Festival: Season 1
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Silver Mask Live Festival
    Los Angeles
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Film of Fest Special Award, Best Web Series, Short Documentary,
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Kalakari Film Fest
    Karamchari Colony DEWAS, MP
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Director, Best Doc Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    2021
    Finalist: Best Director, Best Producer, Special Jury Awards
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Sasee Film Awards
    KUMBAKONAM, TAMIL NADU
    2021
    Winner Best Web/TV Series. Winner Critics Choice Best Producer of Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Fort International Film Festival
    PUDUKKOTTAI, TAMILNADU
    2021
    Official Selection: Most Promising Director, Best Editor, Best Low Budget Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    2021
    Finalist: Best Web Series Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Bright International Film Festival
    London
    2021
    Finalist Best Web Series Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
    Paris
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Producer, Director, Web or TV Pilot, Web or TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Only the Best Film Awards
    Miami, Florida
    2021
    Winner: Best Producer of Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Leaf International Film Festival
    JUNGLIGHAT,, ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLAND
    2021
    Winner: Best Web/TV Series & Best International Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Havelock International Film Festival
    Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Island
    2021
    Special Jury Award: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Swan International Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2021
    Winner Best Web Series & Best Producer (Short Film)
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Marudham Indie Film Festival
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    2021
    Finalist for Best Web/New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New York City IO Festival
    New York, New York
    2021
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    7Colours International Film Festival
    Erandwane Pune, Maharashtra
    2021
    Winner Honorable Mention Award
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Indo French International Film Festival
    Pondicherry
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    IFF - International Film Festival
    Chieri - Torino
    2021
    Winner Best Documentary Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Roshani (Reels) International Film Festival
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    2021
    Nominee
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Tokyo Shorts Film Festival
    Tokyo
    2021
    Winner: Submitted Best Producer, Director in Short, Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Dubai International Film Festival
    Dubai
    2021
    Winner: Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    7Colours International Film Festival
    Pune, Maharashtra
    2021
    Quarter-Finalist Best Series Nomination
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Jade Jaguar Cinema Festival
    Barris, Salvador
    2021
    Winner: Special Jury Award Best Web/TV Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Film Festival of Andaman and Nicobar
    Junglighat, Port Blair
    2021
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Aryan International Children's Film Festival of Jaipur INDIA
    Jaipur,Rajasthan
    2021
    Top 3rd Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    16 International Film Festivals - in Jaipur India by JIFF
    Jaipur,Rajasthan
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    World Record Film Festival - Jaipur (by JIFF Trust for All Type Shorts)
    Jaipur,Rajasthan
    2021
    Winner: Best Short Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    New York City, New York
    2021
    Winner:Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Documentary
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Silver Screen Short Film Awards
    Alibag, Maharashtra
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Documentary Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Global Indie Film Fest
    Glasgow, Scotland
    2021
    Winner Best Producer for Short Film & Special Jury Award for Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Taiwan International Short Film Festival
    Taipei
    2021
    Finalist: Best Web Series Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    EdiPlay International Film Festival
    Paris
    2021
    Finalist: Best TV Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Niagara Falls International Short Festival
    Niagara Falls, New York
    2021
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Lemur International Film Festival
    Lisbon
    2021
    Winner: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Gully International Film Festival
    Nawada, Bihar
    2021
    Winner Best Documentary
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Golden Reel International Film Festival
    2021
    Winner: Best Producer for Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Bhutan International Short Film Festival
    2021
    Winner: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
    Rotterham
    2021
    Winner: Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Berlin Shorts Award
    Berlin
    2021
    Semi-Finalist: Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    2021
    Winner: Best American Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Film Festival Belgium
    2021
    Semi-Finalist: Best Web Series/TV Pilot
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Austin International Art Festival
    Austin, Texas
    2021
    Winner : Best Web/TV Series, American & Documentary Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Film Festival Belgium
    2021
    Winner: Best Producer & Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Cairo Indie Short Festival
    Cairo
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Web Series & Best Producer
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Fox International Film Festival
    Saint-Petersburg
    2021
    Winner: Best Family Friendly
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Florida Shorts Film Festival
    2021
    Official Selection: Best Short Film
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Doge Film Festival
    New York, New York
    2021
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Santa Monica Webfest
    Santa Monica
    2020
    Winner Best Web Series Under 30 Minutes
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Redwood Shorts and Scripts
    Sunnyvale, California
    2020
    Winner Best Documentary Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rome International Movie Awards
    Rome
    2020
    Winner Best Web Series/New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Global Indie Film Fest
    Glasgow
    2020
    Winner Best Documentary Short
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    After Hours Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    2020
    Winner Best Web Series and New Media
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Beyond Earth Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Bengal
    2020
    Public Service Programming Winner , Special Purpose Production Winner
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Accolades Global Film Competition
    Los Angeles
    2020
    Official Selection for Best Reality Series & Branded Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Asia Web Awards
    Seoul
    2020
    Winner Best Web Series
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Moody Crab Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab
    2020
    Nomination Best Non-Fiction Series, Nomination Best Host, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Jersey Webfest
    Montclair, New Jersey
    2019
    Nominated Best Host, Nominated Best Non-Fiction Short Show, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Bilbao Seriesland
    Bilbao
    2019
    Amets Selection: Best Producing, Best Directing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Cast, Best Poster, Best Ship
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rome Online Web Awards
    Rome
    2018
    Best Reality Series Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver
    2018
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Sicily Web Fest
    Sicily
    2018
    Winner for Unscripted Series Category
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Web Series Festival
    Provo
    2018
    Short Show Finalist, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Bilbao Seriesland
    Bilbao
    2018
    Best Variety Series Nomination, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rio Webfest
    Rio de Janeiro
    2018
    Winner Best Reality, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Baltimore Next Media Webfest
    Baltimore, Maryland
    2018
    Winner Reality Web Series Category, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Asia Web Awards
    Seoul
    2018
    Best Family Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver
    2017
    Best Guest Star Nominee, Best Ensemble Cast Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Korea Webfest
    Seoul
    2017
    Best Web Series Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Web Series Festival Global
    Hollywood, California
    2017
    Best Documentary Series Nomination, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Minnesota Webfest
    Minneapolis, Mn.
    2017
    Amets Section Award Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Bilbao Webfest
    Bilbao
    2017
    Best Non-Fiction Series Nominee, Official Selection,
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    South Florida Webfest
    Miami
    2017
    Finalist Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    International Online Web Fest
    London
    2017
    Best Family Series Nominee, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Vancouver Webfest
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    2016
    Outstanding Host in a Reality Series, Nominee Outstanding Reality Series, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    LA Webfest
    Burbank, California
    2016
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    South Florida Webfest
    Miami
    2016
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Rio Webfest
    Rio Di Janeiro
    2016
    Non-Profit Feature Winner, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    CreaTV Awards
    San Jose, California
    2015
    Winner of Outstanding Producing, Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Host, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    LAWebFest
    Los Angeles
    2012
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    Atlanta Webfest
    Atlanta
    2012
    Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    New Media Film Festival
    San Francisco
    2011
    Outstanding Reality Series Winner, Official Selection
    Growing Up Guide Pup
    LAWebfest
    Los Angeles
    2011
    College
    College of San Mateo
    Film Studies Associate Degree - Honor Roll
    20022005
    College
    Universal Technical Institute
    Associates Degree in Automotive & Diesel Engineering Technology - Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society
    19941996
    High School
    San Mateo High School
    19901994
    Birth Date
    May 4, 1976
    Nickname
    Chappy
    Birth City
    Pomona, Ca.
    Current City
    Hayward, Ca.
    Hometown
    Foster City, Ca.
    Height
    5' 5"
    Gender
    Male
    Eye Color
    Blue
    Zodiac Sign
    Taurus
    Married To
    Amie Chapman
    Children
    None
    Almost died from a tragic drowning accident at the age of two.
    "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it a thousand times."
    Mark Twain
    I had to Create About 20 bad Films Before They Started Becoming Watchable.
    Company
    Chapman Digital Motion Pictures
    Legal Representative
    Ned Hearn