Richard Matson is the president of Matson Films. Founded in NYC in 2004, Matson Films is a film distributor with offices in downtown Los Angeles. The company services theatrical distribution of 20+ films per year for a wide array of industry partners. Films distributed through these partnerships have ranged from major festival winners CHRISTINE, DIOR AND I, THE OVERNIGHT, THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS, and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, to Oscar-nominated documentaries including CARTEL LAND and THE SQUARE, to cult classics like Alex Cox’s STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS. Current theatrical clients include The Orchard, Participant Media and Bond 360. Under its own banner, the company’s acquisitions focus is on films from emerging American and International directors and the distribution strategy works to provide the excitement and community of traditional theatrical movie-going with the all-access opportunity of the exploding digital landscape. The company’s releases include IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG, TOWNCRAFT, GHOST BIRD, MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE, PURGATORIO, GURUKULAM, and RADIO DREAMS.