Matt Reeves (born April 27, 1966 in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American screenwriter, director and producer.


Reeves was born in Rockville Centre, New York, and raised in Los Angeles. He began making movies at eight years old, directing friends with a wind-up camera. Reeves met J.J. Abrams when both were 13 years old, and both were having their short films aired on a cable access channel. Reeves and Abrams became friends and eventually co-created the TV series Felicity.

Reeves attended the University of Southern California. There, he produced an award-winning[citation needed] student film titled "Mr. Petrified Forest", which helped him acquire an agent, and also co-wrote a script that eventually became Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After graduating, he co-wrote The Pallbearer, which also became his professional directorial debut.

In addition to co-creating Felicity and directing a handful of said series' episodes, including the pilot and several season finales, Reeves has helmed the occasional episode of other TV series, including Homicide: Life on the Street and Relativity.[1]

More recently, Reeves appeared as an actor in the 2008 Sci Fi Pictures original film, BloodMonkey, and directed the JJ Abrams-produced monster movie, Cloverfield.

Selected filmography[]

  • Future Shock (1993), director, "Mr. Petrified Forest" segment
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995), writer
  • The Pallbearer (1996), director & writer
  • The Yards (2000), writer
  • 28 Weeks Later (2007), actor
  • Cloverfield (2008), director
  • The Invisible Woman (2009), director
  • Template:WPS (2010), director & writer
  • Template:Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), director
  • Template:War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), director & writer
  • Template:The Batman (film) (2022), director & writer


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