Matt Lauterbach

Matt Lauterbach is a documentary filmmaker and editor, an educational media developer, and an advocate for accessible media. He crafts engaging non-fiction content for classrooms, museums, and the big screen.

Matt served as Post Production Manager (2012-2014) at Kartemquin Films during two of the most productive years in the organization’s 50-year history. He and his five-person team escorted nine films safely to release during that period. Matt served as Post Supervisor of The Trials of Muhammad Ali; as an Editor of American Arab; and as Co-Editor of Saving Mes Aynak; and as Editor of Unbroken Glass. Matt continues to freelance for Kartemquin, and recently contributed to Keep Talking, currently in post production.

Before delving into the world of documentary storytelling, Matt taught history and psychology to teens at Curie Metro High School in Chicago; created interactive maps for use in science and history classrooms; and helped develop the “Lincoln Transformed” and “Facing Freedom” exhibitions at the Chicago History Museum. There, he played a key role in the inception of ’63 Boycott, a Kartemquin project that began as an exhibit video and expanded into a short film and oral history project.

Matt is dedicated to making the arts and digital media accessible to those with low vision, hearing, or mobility. He collaborated with Backbones Online and Bodies of Work to bring the ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival to Chicago for the first time in 2015, as part of a citywide celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Matt is currently producing an interactive multimedia website called Beyond Blind: A Guide for the Sighted, which addresses common misconceptions and stereotypes about blindness.

Films by Matt Lauterbach

'63 Boycott 2017
Additional Editor
Unbroken Glass 2016
Editor, Written By
Raising Bertie 2016
Additional Kartemquin Staff
In the Game 2015
Post-Production Manager
Hard Earned 2015
Kartemquin Films Staff
Saving Mes Aynak 2014
Co-Editor and Post Production Manager
The Homestretch 2014
Additional post production, Additional Kartemquin Films staff
Almost There 2014
Post-Production Supervisor at Kartemquin
Life Itself 2014
Additional Kartemquin Staff
American Arab 2013
The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013
Post-Production Supervisor and Additional Editing
A Good Man 2011
Transcription, Interns/Production Assistants
In the Family 2008
Kartemquin Interns/Production Assitants