Meet the Filmmaker: Matt Struck, “The Sketch Gen 9000”

Q: Why did you become a filmmaker?
MS: I was given a video camera when I was 13 years old and I infatuated with making films. Me and my friends would get together and just make fun short movies. It wasn’t until my late 20s that I started making them seriously and in recent years I have realized I loved being able to tell stories.

Q: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?
MS: I will be screening a sketch called The Sketch Gen 9000. The sketch will live in a full episode (22 minutes) of the show Really Late Night with Matt Struck. It’s a comedy show that weaves sketch comedy and narratives together. It has not been screened anywhere before so this will be the first time the public can see it.

Q: What else are you working on?
MS: I am working full time on Really Late Night with Matt Struck, a comedy show about a tv host who has a late night show public access television. Matt’s personal life falls apart because alcohol and substance abuse but he is determined to keep the show going.

Q: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?
MS: While I was working at a movie theater I once sold a hot dog to Alicia Keys.

Q: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?
MS: To find out more about me visit reallylatenight.com or check out my instagram @mattstrucktures

Q: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?
MS: I love that Denver has such a vibrant and supportive community thanks the EFP!

The Sketch Gen 9000 will screen at The Emerging Filmmakers Project on Thursday, June 20th at The Bug Theatre.