Matthew Straw is originally from Kent, Washington, but has lived in Georgia most of his life. He moved to Atlanta with his wife, Julie, in 2010 to work with Apartment Life Ministries as a “Cares Team”. Matthew worked in television, film, and live event production. His work in film began in the locations department but he moved quickly to become an integral part of the preproduction, office, lighting, editing, art, camera, and post production departments. Matthew has also worked as a 1st AD, 2nd AD, writer, story board artist, and actor. His projects include, but are not limited to Flipped, Vampire Diaries, Anchorman 2, and Term Life. Matthew has most recently used his film background to direct and produce shorts for the student ministry department at Peachtree Presbyterian where he serves as youth pastor.