Matt Lauterbach is Post Production Manager at Kartemquin Films, where he cut his teeth as an intern in 2008. Since then he has been editing a rich variety of profiles, short documentaries, and other media for clients such as the Kindling Group, See3 Communications, Riveting Pictures, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Most recently, he completed editing The Penelope Project, about a theater performance staged in collaboration with nursing home residents; as well as a short film Giorgio, which is currently making the rounds at film festivals from Alabama to Austria. He has coordinated over 100 video profiles for the What's Your Calling? transmedia project, which was awarded the Wilbur Award for Multimedia or Online Video; produced and edited Hearing Images, which became an Official Selection of the 2010 "Different from What?" and Talking Pictures Film Festivals; and co-edited the upcoming documentary @home, about homelessness advocate Mark Horvath. For Kartemquin Films, Matt has assisted with archival research and media management for The Trials of Muhammad Ali; A Good Man; Prisoner of Her Past; and No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
Before diving into the world of documentary post production, Matt taught history and psychology to teens at Curie Metro High School; created interactive maps for use in science and history classrooms; led tactile tours for audiences with visual impairments at Victory Gardens Theater; and helped develop the “Lincoln Transformed” and “Facing Freedom” exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum. He is excited to continue work on '63 Boycott, a Kartemquin project that began as an exhibit video for the Chicago History Museum, and will expand into a film and oral history project in 2013. And he is thrilled to be currently editing fellow 2008 intern Dinesh Sabu's personal documentary, Unbroken Glass.