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MAKE IT: The Indie Film Podcast

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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, screenwriters, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry. We provide a platform for film professionals and up-and-coming filmmakers to give and receive ad… read more


20 - Matt Williams - Overcoming Self Doubt, Putting in the Work, & Mastering Your Craft

“People like the idea of being an artist more than the idea of practicing and becoming the absolute best.” - Matt Williams


On this week’s episode of The MAKE IT Podcast, we have a conversation with award-winning Actor, Matt Williams (@mattwilliamsinc).⠀⠀⠀⠀

In 2015, Matt starred in the award-winning short film,  'Everyday Yeti' written and directed by Motke Dapp, in which he was nominated for Best Actor.

The following year, Matt teamed up with Dapp again, in the short film 'Lessons In Accidental Magic,' which won over a dozen awards, including a Best Actor nod for Matt.

Matt is also known for his roles in films such as 'Shaken Not Stirred,' 'Introverts Anonymous' and the improvised performance art mocumentary, 'Pieces.' He has made an appearance on CMT’s Nashville, and starred in the hit web series WTF?!, as well as appearing in commercials for brands such as Toyota, Valvoline, Zappos, Cotton: The Fabric of Our Lives, ADS Security, Cox Business and Sport Clips, among others.

Later in 2016, Matt joined the Third Coast Comedy Training Center, where he quickly fell in love with the art of improvisation, leading Matt to create his troupe, The Varsity. The Varsity can be seen performing periodically at Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville, TN.

Matt is also the co-founder of Nashville Underground Radio, which he co-founded in 2012, and the co-founder of Nashville Underground Management, a company, focused on signing and garnering publishing deals, television appearances and song placements for up-and-coming artists.

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Everyday Yeti (short film)

Jim Carrey (actor)

Daniel-Day Lewis (actor)

Leonardo DiCaprio (actor)

Motke Dapp (director)

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (book)

Zac Efron (actor)

The Greatest Showman (film)

Jake Gyllenhaal (actor)

Elisabeth Moss (actress)

The Handmaid’s Tale (tv series)

Millie Bobby Brown (actress)

The Power of the Actor by Ivana Chubbuck (book)

A Challenge to the Actor by Uta Hagen (book)

Acting in Film by Michael Caine (book)


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