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Matt Ogens, Director

Matt Ogens had a passion for storytelling and art, but had no idea it could be a career, so he majored in business at Tulane university in Louisiana because that is what everyone told him to do. One summer he worked on Wall Street, specifically in the World Trade Center. Then he received job offers, but realized that he wanted to take a chance on becoming a director. While looking for ideas for a short film, he was held at gunpoint, so he made a film about violent crime. He then worked as a production assistant, and later was hired as a director on a documentary series on ESPN where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards.

By Dimitri