About us

 

The creative team at Matahari Pictures provides our clients with the best service in the industry. Our crews are built with the skill sets you need to get your production done right. Pulling from a broad network of professional crew, we only hire the best.

Matahari Pictures offers a full slate of services. From complete packages to services provided on an A la carte basis. We prepare a comprehensive budget for each project and manage the bottom line so you stay on budget.

Contact us to make your next production a success!

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Matahari Pictures has a history of working with local non-profit groups. Our members have provided free and reduced-rate production services to:

 

EDUCATION

Arts and Education go hand-in-hand, and Matahari Pictures has been working with children to foster a healthy, creative and expressive outlet. We offer a variety of educational workshops for Artist of all ages, as well as support artistic endeavors and provide related services to our local schools.

To that end, Suezean founded Austin Film and Arts Academy (AFAA) in 2010, a summer film camp for kids that guides young artist in all the aspects of film production.

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Suezean Matarazzo has 20 years of experience in film and video production. Getting her start in Los Angeles, Suezean worked her way up from grip to camera.  Later she moved to Austin to cofound the music software company Nemesys.  Nemesys was the first company to develop drive-based streaming audio and developed the GigaStudio product line which was

designed for studio music recording.  GigaStudio was used to score ‘Once upon a time in Mexico’, Academy award winning ‘Gladiator’, and hundreds of other films and network shows. After selling NemeSys to Tascam Japan in 2001, Suezean returned to her roots in film. Relearning her craft in a digital format, she went on to form Matahari Pictures, a small production and editing studio in Austin, Texas.

Suezean has a visual style that has been compared to top photographers from National Geographic. Traveling around the world to film documentaries and narrative projects, Suezean recently filmed a documentary in Northern India, chronicling the impact of farmer suicides on their surviving children.

Suezean has a history of serving the Austin community by sharing her love and respect of film, and the process of film making. Former Chief Financial Officer of Austin Film Alliance, she mentors RTF students from the University of Texas, along with other interns from all walks of life. Suezean has a history of serving non-profits and currently serves on the advisory council for Our Mission Possible, a non-profit organization that forms a bridge between the judicial system and young, at risk teens in east Austin. Suezean works closely with teachers and young aspiring film makers, co-authoring the Media Tech and Film department’s 2008 curriculum at all LISD high schools.  Suezean has an inclusive approach to film, bringing interns to shadow in the Camera, Grip and Electric departments on film productions. Her goal is to create opportunities for women in non-traditional roles.

 

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