Private Coaching with Matthew Bonifacio
With Award-Winning filmmaker
(LBS., AMEXICANO) has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award given by IFC! In 2012, Mr. Bonifacio directed and produced three new films. The Quitter (feature), Fortune House and Ana Smile. Upcoming 2013 projects include: Brickhead (feature) and The Bridge.
His most recent short, Migraine, had a world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and marks Bonifacio’s third film at the festival as director.
Check out his new short film just featured at Tribeca Film called "Migraine" latest article click here.
Matthew will help you master the audition by working closely with you on your scene or monologue. He really focuses on the actor's individual needs so they are able to showcase their best work.
Previous Clients Include:
• LAKE BELL What Happens in Vegas
• GLEENDILYS INOA Don’t Let Me Drown – 2009 Sundance Film Festival
• MIRIAM SHOR "Swingtown" – CBS TV
• MICHAEL ARAONOV Without a Trace
• MANNY PEREZ Pride and Glory
• FRANCES TURNER Two Dollar Beer – 20th Century Fox TV
• SHARON ANGELA The Sopranos
• KELSEY FOWLER Broadway’s Mary Poppins
• RICHIE PECCI Todd Solondz’ Life During Wartime 2009 Telluride, Venice, Toronto, New York Film Festivals
Nail Your Next Audition!
MATTHEW'S RECENT CLIENT BOOKINGS & CALLBACKS INCLUDE:
• SEX IN THE CITY 2 (WARNER BROS.) • ONE LIFE TO LIVE (ABC) • AS THE WORLD TURNS (CBS) • THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) • NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME) • BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) • MARMADUKE (20th CENTURY FOX)
"Realistic performances and genuine emotions make Matthew Bonifacio's quiet charmer AMEXICANO much more than just another preachy treatise on illegal immigration."
-- Laura Kern, The New York Times
"Matthew Bonifacio, whose work has played the city’s film festivals, does the kind of thing filmmakers like Edward Burns always hoped to do but never quite accomplished."
-- Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Constantly unpredictable yet totally organic."
"Indeed all the thesping is excellent...(a pitch-perfect Raul Castillo)."
-- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
FROM JENNIFER CAPRICCIO:
"I highly recommend him to any actor. He's a great person to coach with! He's very easy going, but very specific. He knows how to direct actors and how to give them technical notes without stifling them. I felt very relaxed and like I really worked! By the end of the session I felt I had achieved certain goals I came in with and left with a feeling of wanting to work with him again. The whole process was very collaborative."
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Mr. Bonifacio's feature film directorial debut, Lbs., was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He also co-wrote and produced Lbs., which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Theatrically released in 2010 in seven cities, Lbs. had the #1 per-screen-average in the country its opening weekend. Well-received by top critics and audiences alike, Lbs. is now available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Instant, VUDU, XBOX 360 and Sony PlayStation.
Lbs. released on iTunes on January 17, 2012, has already broken into the Top Charts for Top 25 Movies (Top Drama and Top Comedy) and Top 50 Films (Most Rented and Best Sellers).
At the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival’s first annual Tropfest@Tribeca, co-jurors Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts awarded Mr. Bonifacio’s short, The Watering Hole, the Grand Jury Prize. Mr. Bonifacio directed, co-wrote and produced the film. The award jury also included Darren Aronofsky, Caroline Baron, Famke Janssen, Anthony LaPaglia and Charles Randolph.
Mr. Bonifacio directed and produced his second feature film, Amexicano, which made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Amexicano, acquired by Maya Entertainment Group, was theatrically released in the fall of ‘08. The film received positive reviews in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Variety. Amexicano is available on DVD through Netflix and Amazon.
Short film credits include: From Woodside, Queens (Oscar®-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest 2004); Bagelized! (Oscar®-qualifying 2006 Palms Springs Shortsfest, Oscar®-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest 2005) and New Boobs which was one of six projects commissioned by Atom.com formerly AtomFilms). With over 1 million plays, New Boobs is the most viewed commissioned short by Atom.com of all time. Atom.com is a division of Viacom Inc.’s MTV Networks and a partner of Comedy Central.
Music video credits include: Straight No Chaser’s Who Spiked The Eggnog? (Atlantic Records) and Lupe Fiasco - My Radio is Bigger Than Yours (Atlantic Records), a short comedy promoting music by Grammy®-Nominated Lupe Fiasco. Mr. Bonifacio wrapped his third music video, Radical Love (world premiere 2/14).
Delivering The Goods (aka Not for Nothing), his third feature film as director and producer, stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, Dominic Fumusa, Andrea Martin, Mike Starr, Dominik Garcia-Lordio, and Federico Castelluccio. DTG is currently in post production.
In 2012, Mr. Bonifacio directed and produced three new films. The Quitter (feature), Fortune House and Ana Smile. Upcoming 2013 projects include: Brickhead (feature) and The Bridge.
His most recent short, Migraine, will world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and marks Bonifacio’s third film at the festival as director.
Matthew Bonifacio was born, raised and resides in Brooklyn, New York.