Prof. Matthew Eldridge, MFA

Professor of Cinematography
Feature Screenwriting Specialist
International Experience:  USA

 

 

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing - Screenwriting Concentration, Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Youth and Youth Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Master's Portfolio

  • Historical Musical Fiction

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Creative Writing for Entertainment
  • Screenwriting for Film and Television
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Feature Film Production
  • Scriptwriting Analysis and Criticism

 

Academic Experiences

  • Literature Teacher (Substitute), Rockdale Career Academy, Conyers, GA
  • Video Production, Digital Animation, Language Arts Teacher, West Port High School, Ocala, FL
  • Video Production Teacher, University High School, Orlando, FL

 

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Writer, ADZOO, McDonough, GA
  • Minister of Youth and Worship, CROSSROADS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Conyers, GA
  • Jesus Film Project Assistant, CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST, Orlando, FL

 

Television Experiences

  • WRITER, PRODUCER, HOST / Rock-It TV / The Trinity Broadcast Network, JCTV.
  • SINGER-SONGWRITER, LIVE PERFORMER / Atlanta Live / TV57.
  • THE GUITAR PLAYER (Featured) / The Vampire Diaries / CW.
  • SOUNDMAN (featured) / The Game / BET.
  • STAND-IN-Ronald Reagan / Killing Reagan / National Geographic.
  • STAND-IN / Quantico / ABC.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN / Powers / Sony Pictures.
  • STAND-IN / Revolution / NBC.
  • STAND-IN / Necessary Roughness / Lifetime

 

Film Experiences

  • PRINCIPAL ROLE: Lead Singer, SONGWRITER / Boy Erased / Focus Films.
  • DOUBLE-Dave Scott, OFF-CAMERA READER to Ryan Gosling / First Man / Warner Bros.
  • GUITAR PLAYER, BAND DIRECTOR / Pitch Perfect 3 / Universal Pictures.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-John Hamm / Baby Driver / Universal Pictures.
  • SMALL CHOIR MEMBER / A Question of Faith / Silver Lining Entertainment.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Ed Helms / Tag / Universal Pictures.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Four / Divergent Series: Insurgent / Lionsgate.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Four / Divergent Series: Allegiant / Lionsgate.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Ed Helms / Father Figures / Warner Bros.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Finnick Odair / The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay 2 / Lionsgate.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Finnick Odair / The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay 1 / Lionsgate.
  • STAND-IN-Finnick Odair / The Hunger Games: Catching Fire / Lionsgate.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Hayden Christiansen / 90 Minutes in Heaven / Giving Films.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Ed Helms / Vacation / Warner Bros.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Jake Johnson / Let’s Be Cops / 20th Century Fox.
  • DOUBLE-Adam Sandler / Blended / 20th Century Fox.
  • PRINCIPAL ROLE: Record Producer / Papa / Sang Sang Films.
  • STAND-IN-James Marsden / Anchorman 2 / Paramount Pictures.
  • DOUBLE & STAND-IN-Jason Bateman / Identity Thief / Universal Pictures.
  • GUITAR PLAYER / What to Expect When You’re Expecting / Lionsgate.
  • STAND-IN / Prisoners / Universal Pictures.
  • GUITAR PLAYER (Featured) / The Change Up / Universal Pictures.

 

Publications: Books

  • Eldridge, Matthew (2016). The Pan: Experiencing Neverland (Special Missions Fundraiser Edition). Atlanta: Breathe Books (Novel).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2015). The Pan: Experiencing Neverland. Atlanta: Breathe Books (Novel).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2014). Whiter Than Snow. Atlanta: Breathe Books (Novel).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2013). Finding Sheep in Unlikely Places. Atlanta: (Non-Fiction).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2012). Silent Night. Atlanta: Amazon (Short Story).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2012). The Universal Guide to Standing In for Major Motion Pictures and Television. Atlanta: Breathe Books (Non-Fiction).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2012). Crashing into Christmas. Atlanta: Amazon (Novella).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2011). Flyers: Christian’s Wings. Atlanta: Breathe Books (Children’s Book).
  • Eldridge, Matthew (2010). Saint Nicholas, The Christmas Story. Atlanta: Breathe Books (Novel).

 

Publications: Articles

  • Eldridge, M. (2018, November 26). How to Defeat the Dreaded, Highly Feared Monster We Call
  • Writer's Block. Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/how-to-defeat-thedreaded-highly-feared-monster-we-call-writers-block/
  • Eldridge, M. (2018, April 26). Songwriting 101 by Matthew Hawk Eldridge. Almost an Author.
    http://www.almostanauthor.com/songwriting-101-matthew-hawk-eldredge/
  • Eldridge, M. (2017, December 22). Introduction to Creative Songwriting by Matthew Hawk Eldridge. Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/introduction-creativesongwriting-matthew-hawk-eldridge/
  • Eldridge, M. (2018, October 2). Creation as a Collaborative Gift! Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/creation-as-a-collaborative-gift/
  • Eldridge, M. (2018, August 1). Songwriting: Learning by Listening to The Masters. Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/songwriting-learning-by-listening-to-themasters/
  • Eldridge, M. (2018, July 16). (Writing the) Bridge of Freedom. Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/writing-the-bridge-of-freedom/
  • Eldridge, M. (2018, June 1). Understanding Songwriting Structure. Almost an Author. http://www.almostanauthor.com/understanding-songwriting-structure/
  • Eldridge, M. (2014, October 5). Living with Suicide: A Relevant Editorial. Christian Broadcast Network. http://www1.cbn.com/biblestudy/living-with-suicide:-a-relevant-editorial
  • Eldridge, M. (2013, December 2). The Hands of Jason Bateman and the Hands of Christ. Christianity Today. https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/march-web-only/handsof-jason-bateman-and-hands-of-christ.html
  • Eldridge, M. (2004, October 21). Introducing The Bless-me Club. Relevant Magazine. https://relevantmagazine.com/god/church/blog/742-introducing-the-bless-me-club
  • Eldridge, M. (2004, August 10). Bleach Says Farewell. Relevant Magazine. https://relevantmagazine.com/culture/music/features/2992-bleach-says-farewell
  • Eldridge, M. (2004, June 7). Paul's Suicide. Relevant Magazine. https://relevantmagazine.com/life/whole-life/features/1952-pauls-suicide

 

Music (Songwriting)

  • SONG: HALLELUJAH, Breathe Publishing, for the film, Boy Erased. ©2017.
  • ALBUM: OVERCOME-Matthew Hawk, Breathe Publishing, 10 songs. Release: May 2019.
  • ALBUM: LOVE FALL DOWN-Matthew Hawk, Breathe Publishing, 7 songs. © 2015.
  • ALBUM: WIDE AWAKE-Matthew Eldridge, Ego Sum Records, 10 songs, © 2012.
  • ALBUM: HELPING HAITI – BENEFIT CD, Fundraiser for Haiti’s earthquake victims, Producer & Songwriter. Artists and songwriters featured include members of Casting Crowns, Northpoint Church, Passion City Church, and Buckhead Church, ©2010.
  • ALBUM: ACOUSTIC SKETCHES-Matthew Eldridge, Breathe Publishing, 7 songs, ©2008
  • ALBUM: HOLY-Matthew Eldridge, 7 songs (out of print) ©2005.
  • ALBUM: WORSHIP IGNITION-Matthew Eldridge, 10 songs (out of print), ©2002.
  • ALBUM: INTO YOU-Matthew Eldridge, 10 songs (out of print), ©2001.
  • SONG: NEVER BE THE SAME, for the 9/11 United Way Benefit album with Peter Frampton, Spin Doctors, and 7 Mary 3, ©2001.
  • ALBUM: OUTPOUR-Self-Titled, Contemporary Christian Rock, 4 songs (out of print), ©1997.

 

Volunteer Experiences

  • Missions to Native American Reservations (Forthcoming, Summer 2019)
  • Heartland Hospice, Macon, GA (December 2018 – Present)
  • Guest Evangelist (1996 – Present)
  • Guest Worship Leader (1994 – Present)
  • Volunteer Leader, Feed the Homeless, Atlanta, GA (2007 – 2008)
  • Musical Theatre Actor for Missional Purposes (1991-2000)
  • Director Volunteer, Vineyard Homeless Ministry, Orlando, FL (1997 – 1999)
  • Director Volunteer, Teenage Runaway Outreach, Orlando, FL (1996)
  • Youth Counselor Volunteer, The Covenant House, Orlando, FL (1995-96)
  • Youth Counselor Volunteer, YMCA, Osceola, FL (1995-96)

 

Author & Film Industry Credits

 

Academic & Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • BMI performing rights organization, 1997 – Present
  • American Music Federation, 2010, 2017
  • Screen Actors Guild, eligible, 2017
  • East Atlanta Metro Writer’s Group, 2010-2014
  • Gospel Music Association, 1998

 

Languages

English (native)
Spanish (intermediate)