Matt Lauterbach is a documentary filmmaker and editor, an educational media developer, and an advocate for accessible media. He crafts engaging non-fiction content for classrooms, museums, and the big screen. There Are Jews Here (2016) is his second collaboration with 371 Productions.
Matt served as Post Production Manager (2012-2014) at Kartemquin Films during two of the most productive years in the organization’s 48-year history. He and his five-person team escorted nine films safely to release during that period. Matt served as Post Supervisor of The Trials of Muhammad Ali; as an editor of American Arab; and as Co-Editor of Saving Mes Aynak. He continues to freelance for Kartemquin, and recently finished editing Unbroken Glass, the directorial debut of producer-cinematographer Dinesh Sabu.
Matt is dedicated to making the arts and digital media accessible to those with low vision, hearing, or mobility. He collaborated with Backbones Online and Bodies of Work to bring the ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival to Chicago for the first time in 2015, as part of a citywide celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Matt is currently producing and directing an interactive multimedia website called Beyond Blind: A Guide for the Sighted, which will address common misconceptions and stereotypes about blindness. View his website here.