is an award-winning screenwriter living in the vibrant and creative city of Austin, Texas. Prior to his endeavors in filmmaking, Alaniz was an architectural designer in Houston, but his passion for storytelling led him to attend film school.
In 2013 he received a Bachelor of Science in Film and immediately began his writing career. He has since completed several feature-length and short scripts. Matthew has also served as a judge, juror, and script reader for film festivals and competitions.
Although he appreciates the collaborative spirit and technical elegance of the filmmaking process, Alaniz firmly believes that great cinema ultimately starts with the written word – the script.
“Filmmaking is a process. It all starts with an idea that eventually turns into a story. And in order for that story to become a great film, you must first and foremost get some ink on the page.”