Accelerated Matter is a production company owned by filmmaker Matthew Leutwyler. !/2 of all revenue from Sharegrid goes to support his charity in Rwanda, We Are Limitless. WAL provides education and healthcare for orphans in Rwanda and the DR Congo. More info - www.WeAreLimitless.org
Leutwyler wrote and directed the cult-comedy/horror/musical DEAD AND BREAKFAST (SXSW 2004), starring Jeremy Sisto, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and David Carradine. The film went on to win over a dozen audience and best feature film awards around the world and was nominated for a Saturn Award. Since then he has produced or exec produced THE OH IN OHIO starring Parker Posey and Paul Rudd; LOWER LEARNING with Eva Longoria, Jason Biggs, and Rob Corddry; AGAINST THE CURRENT with Joseph Fiennes, Mary Tyler Moore and Justin Kirk (Sundance 2009); the Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan drama WONDERFUL WORLD (Tribeca 2010); and EVERY DAY, starring Helen Hunt, and Liev Schreiber (Tribeca 2011).
In the past few years, Leutwyler directed the adaptation of the acclaimed novel THE RIVER WHY (Mill Valley 2010) starring William Hurt, Zach Gilford, and Amber Heard. He also exec produced SUPER (Toronto 2012) starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page; the 3D horror comedy HELLBENDERS and the comedy-drama THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, starring Kristen Wiig and Annette Benning (Toronto 2011). Additionally, he wrote & directed the ensemble drama ANSWERS TO NOTHING starring Dane Cook, Barbara Hershey, and Julie Benz.
Leutwyler stepped into the distribution side of the industry when he co-founded the theatrical distributor The Film Arcade in 2012. For two years, he oversaw the marketing of Sundance winner and Independent Spirit Award nominee AFTERNOON DELIGHT starring Kathryn Hahn and Jane Lynch, as well as other Sundance entries THE OTHER DREAM TEAM, and A.C.O.D. with Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, and Jessica Alba. Matthew departed the company in 2014 to concentrate his efforts back on production and later that year produced the award winning food documentary SPINNING PLATES.
November 2015 saw the release of Leutwyler’s most recent directorial effort, the sci-fi drama UNCANNY, with Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths, and Rainn Wilson. The award winning film has been critically praised with Sight & Sound Magazine calling the film “confident, meticulously crafted, written with sharp brilliance and performed with perfect nuance.” And Ain’t-It-Cool-News described it as “the kind of movie you want to talk about afterward. A rare breed of thoughtful, independent science fiction.” In April 2017, he completed post production on the coming-of-age film GOOD AFTER BAD starring Billy Burke, Maddie Hasson, and Melora Walters. Leutwyler produced the film alongside Morgan Spurlock’s company Warrior Poets. Currently, he is developing DARK WATERS, a thriller set against the world of Nigerian oil piracy.
Matthew has also directed spots for Chevy Volt and Coke Zero and a music video for Egyptian (Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds’s side project).
Outside of his career as a filmmaker Leutwyler works as a mentor with the Los Angeles based non-profit The Young Storytellers Foundation. He is also the founder of the non-profit organization We Are Limitless, which is moving children out of orphanages in Rwanda and the Congo and into boarding schools. Leutwyler travels to check on the student’s progress 2 to 3 times a year, supplying them with healthcare and other basic needs while promoting critical thinking and independence.