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Matthew Cherry

Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Producer, Author & Retired NFL Player

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 Matthew Cherry Biography

Academy Award winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is a Chicago native and a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens.

In 2007, Cherry retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment landing work initially as a production assistant for commercials and music videos before transitioning to being a Set PA for the final season of the hit CW TV series Girlfriends and the third season of Heroes for NBC.

After learning on set behind the scenes Matthew started directing music videos in 2008 and now has over 20 to his credit with his first directing credit being the video “I’m Free” for R&B singer Terry Dexter. Since then, Cherry has gone on to direct music videos for various artists, including Michelle Williams featuring Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland, Tweet, Jazmine Sullivan, Chloe X Halle, Lalah Hathaway, Kindred The Family Soul and many others.

In addition to directing music videos, Cherry directed the live action short films “This Time,” starring Reagan Gomez-Preston & Terri J. Vaughn about a soldier coming home from war and trying to win the love of his life back, and “Forward” starring Kenny Copper & Ciera Payton about finding love in an unexpected place. Matthew also created the award winning web series "Almost 30".

Cherry is also a feature filmmaker and his first indie feature, “The Last Fall,” starred Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway Keith David, Harry Lennix and Darrin Dewitt Henson. “The Last Fall” is loosely based on the difficulties Cherry’s experienced after he retired from the NFL and attempted to transition back into the real world. The film made its world premiere at SXSW in 2012 and received awards at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) for Best Screenplay and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAFF) for the HBO Best Feature Film Award. After a limited theatrical release, “The Last Fall” was acquired by Image Entertainment and made its television premiere on BET in December 2012 and is currently streaming on UMC.

Cherry's latest feature film “9 Rides” premiered at SXSW in 2016 in the Narrative Spotlight category and stars Dorian Missick, Omar Dorsey, Robinne Lee, Xosha Roquemore, Amin Joseph, Skye P. Marshall, Thomas Q. Jones & Tracie Thoms. The film, about an Uber driver who receives life-changing news on New Year’s Eve, was shot entirely on an iPhone 6s.

In television, Cherry has directed the TBS series “The Last OG” with Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, the CBS drama event series “The Red Line” executive produced by Ava DuVernay & Greg Berlanti, the ABC action-comedy series “Whiskey Cavalier” which stars Scott Foley & Laura Cohan, CBS’ “The Unicorn” and most recently, ABC’s hit series “Black-ish” & “Mixed-ish” and the. upcoming reboot of Saved By The Bell on Peacock.

Cherry also served as an executive producer on the Academy Award®-nominated film “BlackKklansman” from Spike Lee while working as a creative executive at Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions.

Cherry’s latest project "Hair Love" is an animated short film about an African American father attempting to do his daughters hair for the first time. The short, which made its theatrical debut in August 2019 with Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” won the Academy Award in 2020 for Best Animated Short Film and has an accompanying picture book which is a 6 time New York Times Bestseller. Hair Love is now being turned into an animated television series with HBO Max.

Matthew recently signed a first look deal with Warner Bros TV and is set to direct the upcoming comedy heist film The Come Up for New Line Cinema.

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Matthew Cherry

Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Producer, Author & Retired NFL Player

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Matthew Cherry Biography

Academy Award winning filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry is a Chicago native and a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens.

In 2007, Cherry retired and moved to LA to pursue a career in entertainment landing work initially as a production assistant for commercials and music videos before transitioning to being a Set PA for the final season of the hit CW TV series Girlfriends and the third season of Heroes for NBC.

After learning on set behind the scenes Matthew started directing music videos in 2008 and now has over 20 to his credit with his first directing credit being the video “I’m Free” for R&B singer Terry Dexter. Since then, Cherry has gone on to direct music videos for various artists, including Michelle Williams featuring Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland, Tweet, Jazmine Sullivan, Chloe X Halle, Lalah Hathaway, Kindred The Family Soul and many others.

In addition to directing music videos, Cherry directed the live action short films “This Time,” starring Reagan Gomez-Preston & Terri J. Vaughn about a soldier coming home from war and trying to win the love of his life back, and “Forward” starring Kenny Copper & Ciera Payton about finding love in an unexpected place. Matthew also created the award winning web series "Almost 30".

Cherry is also a feature filmmaker and his first indie feature, “The Last Fall,” starred Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway Keith David, Harry Lennix and Darrin Dewitt Henson. “The Last Fall” is loosely based on the difficulties Cherry’s experienced after he retired from the NFL and attempted to transition back into the real world. The film made its world premiere at SXSW in 2012 and received awards at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) for Best Screenplay and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAFF) for the HBO Best Feature Film Award. After a limited theatrical release, “The Last Fall” was acquired by Image Entertainment and made its television premiere on BET in December 2012 and is currently streaming on UMC.

Cherry's latest feature film “9 Rides” premiered at SXSW in 2016 in the Narrative Spotlight category and stars Dorian Missick, Omar Dorsey, Robinne Lee, Xosha Roquemore, Amin Joseph, Skye P. Marshall, Thomas Q. Jones & Tracie Thoms. The film, about an Uber driver who receives life-changing news on New Year’s Eve, was shot entirely on an iPhone 6s.

In television, Cherry has directed the TBS series “The Last OG” with Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish, the CBS drama event series “The Red Line” executive produced by Ava DuVernay & Greg Berlanti, the ABC action-comedy series “Whiskey Cavalier” which stars Scott Foley & Laura Cohan, CBS’ “The Unicorn” and most recently, ABC’s hit series “Black-ish” & “Mixed-ish” and the. upcoming reboot of Saved By The Bell on Peacock.

Cherry also served as an executive producer on the Academy Award®-nominated film “BlackKklansman” from Spike Lee while working as a creative executive at Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions.

Cherry’s latest project "Hair Love" is an animated short film about an African American father attempting to do his daughters hair for the first time. The short, which made its theatrical debut in August 2019 with Sony Pictures Animation’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” won the Academy Award in 2020 for Best Animated Short Film and has an accompanying picture book which is a 6 time New York Times Bestseller. Hair Love is now being turned into an animated television series with HBO Max.

Matthew recently signed a first look deal with Warner Bros TV and is set to direct the upcoming comedy heist film The Come Up for New Line Cinema.

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  • Matthew A Cherry MIP Junior 2020 Keynote
  • Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures ...
  • Director, Filmmaker & NYT Best Selling Author - Matthew Cherry
    From the NFL to Hollywood: Cherry is a producer at Jordan Peele's Monkey Paw Productions with impressive directing credits of his own, having worked...

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  • How to book Matthew Cherry?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Matthew Cherry for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Matthew Cherry, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Matthew Cherry or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Matthew Cherry?

    Booking fees for Matthew Cherry, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Cherry, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthew Cherry?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Cherry for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Cherry for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Cherry or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Cherry or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Matthew Cherry is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Matthew Cherry for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Matthew Cherry generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Angela Bassett, Baratunde Thurston, Tim Story and Diane Guerrero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Matthew Cherry for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Matthew Cherry Speaker Videos

  • Matthew A Cherry MIP Junior 2020 Keynote
    Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures ...
  • Director, Filmmaker & NYT Best Selling Author - Matthew Cherry
    From the NFL to Hollywood: Cherry is a producer at Jordan Peele's Monkey Paw Productions with impressive directing credits of his own, having worked on The Last OG with Tracey Morgan and Tiffany...

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