Matt Smiley

Matt Smiley is a multi-faceted artist who is rapidly becoming an acclaimed figure in the world of contemporary art, film and web-entertainment. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Smiley was heavily influenced by his grandparents, who passed on a deep appreciation for art and culture.

Commencing his career as an actor, Smiley garnered worldwide critical success with "Kamataki", a film directed by Claude Gagnon. He then transitioned to writing and film development. He worked for several years alongside French movie megastar Dany Boon ("Bienvenue Chez les Ch'tis"), before branching out to produce "Rituals," and Ashton Kutcher-executive produced web-series created by Mean Magazine founder Kashy Khaledi that streams on the Katalyst ThrashLab YouTube Channel.

In June 2012, Smiley travelled to northern British Columbia to direct "Highway of Tears" a documentary film based on the missing women along Highway 16. The film will be released in 2013, shedding light on a disturbing problem that has been largely ignored by the government and media, and which has disrupted normal life amongst the aboriginal communities in northern Canada. "Highway of Tears" marks the first producing collaboration between acclaimed Canadian actress, Carly Pope and Smiley. The pair have plans for many future projects both in Canada and the United States.

Smiley then produced "Metropolis", a music video directed by Mr. Brainwash for David Guetta and Nicky Romero. The video was released on October 19, 2012 and has reached over 7 million viewers on YouTube.

He is currently producing original art pieces for highly-anticipated shows in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal in 2013 as he continues to develop new film and web projects to produce and direct.

His last exhibit in May 2013 was with Oscar Nominated Actor, Artist, Director, James Franco and Jeff Wack at the Sherry Theatre in North Hollywood.