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Jimbo Matison

Jimbo Matison Gives Good Hugs

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Actions speak louder than words. I take this into all I create. All I do is vibrant and exciting. Why do something if it's not going to be noticed? Let's hug and make something great.
Work Experience
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 1989Oct 1999
Director / Copywriter
Colossal Pictures was one of the greatest creative/production houses to exist. Commercials, Movies, TV Shows, Branding and more. Coke, Post, MTV, HBO, Disney, Nickelodeon, NBC, Old Navy, ATT, Cartoon Network and tons more. If you had eyes in the 80's and 90's, you saw our work. All alumni of (C)P continue to shape the present and future of media.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 1999Nov 2001
Director, Writer
Created, wrote, designed and directed 2 seasons of ANNIE nominated webshow Space is Dum. It's popularity led it to being syndicated to Syfy and being featured in the Tribeca Film Festival. It had over 250,000 registered fans, that's not including casuals. Those numbers were huge in 2000. Haa!
New York, NY, USA
Sep 2003Dec 2008
IATV
VP Senior Producer of Original Content
Helped start IATV from a warehouse in NJ to fully operating on air national network with carriage on Time Warner, Cox, Comcast and more, located in midtown NY.
Started as network's VP Creative Director. Hired and shaped an awesome energetic and imaginative creative team that made the network look great! With that in place I moved over to original programming. Writing, directing and producing on air shows such as Uncle Morty's Dub Shack, Comedy Zen, Muffin Mix and more. Also helped shape the online look and feel of the network. A great challenge into new territory and super fun as well.
New York, NY, USA
Jan 2004Jan 2006
Creator, Producer, Writer, Director, Goony Star
IATV's most successful comedy show. Co-written with Trevor Moore of Whitest Kids U Know fame. We had a lot of bad films laying around and little money for our first original show. Life gave us lemons so we made a real lemon of a show that everyone loved. Positive reviews from Variety, Salon, Apple and SF Chronicle said it best, "It's the Beastie Boys meets MST3K!". The story of 4 losers trying to make a buck from a demented deaf sound engineer who thought he had to dub over a stack of old bad films. We re-edited the films down to 11 minutes, pulled all sound and inserted all of our hilarious interpretations. The other 11 minutes was the crazy trouble the guys and Morty got into. Big cult hit, plenty of fans have clips on Youtube. Aziz Ansari starred in one episode as MC Brickpuncher.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Oct 1989Present
Freelance Entity
When I'm not on staff somewhere awesome I'm a freelance writing, directing, developing, consulting, creative addict.
Recent highlights;
Writing, directing and producing 13 commercials for NHL's Carolina Hurricanes the past 3 years with Paul Friedrich. Won ADDY Gold! These spots increased attendance on family nights. Direct hit! Just about to start a new batch of these.
About to start production on two music videos, one punk, one hip hop. I can swing that.
Written 2 evil children's book that are currently being shopped around.
Almost finished developing huge tv show that will set the medium back 20 years. Sorry guys.
Launched my new digital comedy site urmyawesome.com and I add to it when I can. Lately I wish I had the extra time to goof on it.
Skills
 
Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Pro tools, After Effects, Final Draft, Word, garage band, Guitar, Drums, vocals, sculptor, Live Action, Animation, Illustrator, artist, Copy writer, Writer
Awards
2005
Several Tellys for Uncle Morty's Dub Shack
2006
More Tellys for Uncle Morty's Dub Shack
1993
Emmy for Liquid Television
1998
Promax Gold for Nick Holiday Package