Matt Kenchington (USA)
2020 Storylines Lab in English
Matt Kenchington is a comedy filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He has directed and produced two award-winning seasons of the comedy web series Headshots and has written and directed several short films. His most recent short film, Turtle (2019), premiered at the Austin Film Festival and screened at a dozen festivals, winning numerous awards. He holds an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University in New York, where he graduated with honors from the Directing Program. As well as being a filmmaker, he is also a musician, having toured the country with many different bands. Matt is presently pitching a TV series called Boca Heat, developing a docuseries called Housebroken, and developing a feature film, Guitar God.
Guitar God — After her prized guitar is stolen, Gigi, an apathetic narcissist with low self-esteem, forces herself to hit the highway with her 13-year-old, irritatingly precocious student to reclaim the guitar from her main suspect: music superstar John Mayer. Through a variety of comic incidents, the unlikely duo ultimately learns about their faults, strengths, and the power of the human condition.