About Matsuno Media
Matsuno Media was founded in 2008 to create inspiring films for audiences worldwide. Founded by Myles Matsuno, Matsuno Media has since developed a team through competing in film festivals, which has gained recognition for their story telling. Hitting festivals as Grizzly Productions, Matsuno along side fellow filmmaker, Immanuel Davis, have won Best Film, Best Film Score, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, and Best Cinematography.
Within the past 3 years Matsuno and his crew has worked along side some of the top leading industry leaders and professionals to develop and deliver content that compete in today’s fast paced and changing society, while gaining recognition in festivals and organizations worldwide.
Our team at Matsuno Media holds true to core values and beliefs that cause our stories and films to inspire others. It’s our job to tell your story and make it in a way that not only impacts, but also has the opportunity to inspire others for good. At the core that’s what Matsuno Media is all about. Making an impact both on and off frame.
Founder / Director
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Matsuno’s award winning work is often recognized internationally for his unique approach to providing warmth and emotion through his visual images. The outcome is often moving as well as visually stunning. His films are often praised with the tight collaboration between the visual and music atheistic of his works. Having a background in the fine arts, Matsuno attributes his creativity to personal experience, travel, and memories. Finding yourself and expressing it through a medium has always been his form of identity.
Within the past 3 years, Matsuno has had the opportunity to lead efforts in Technical Directing for The Academy Awards, ABC’s hit television show Dancing with the Stars, NBA Finals, Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and most of ABC’s primetime programming. In 2010’ Matsuno entered in the 48 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA competing against hundreds of filmmakers where he and his crew won Best Editing, Best Sound Design, and Best Film Score, while being nominated for Best Film and Best Cinematography. The following year Matsuno’s next film titled “Under The Sun” was admitted into the Cannes Short Film Corner in France where it received great recognition. That same year Matsuno entered in several film festivals winning Best Directing, Best Film, Best Film Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing for his film titled “Orchard”.
His most recent works include directing episodes for Brooke Burkes Modern Mom, A short film titled “Ella”, which was recently apart of the Palm Spring Short Film Festival 2012’ and gained spotlight on Primetime television in Chattanooga, TN on ABC, NBC, and FOX, “Truth or Dare” a short film shot in Atlanta, GA, and a feature film titled “His/Hers”.
Matsuno believes that the most important aspect to his films is inspiring. Inspiring others in moments that can make a significant change in ones life. According to Matsuno, a great story comes from vision and help. Help from his family, friends, crew, and faith who’ve constantly have faith in him as he looks to inspire others through his stories. Matsuno believes a great story provides an escape, a great story impacts, and a great story has the ability to change lives both in the frame and outside the frame.
Immanuel James Davis
Born and raised in Simi Valley, CA, Immanuel Davis has always had a way with music. Being classically trained on the piano at a very young age, Immanuel grew up playing for his home church helping lead the congregation through praise and worship. Playing small gigs around town and making music with his friends, he decided to focus more on his skills and studied the art of film scores. His unique melodies are soothing and emotional, while tugging at the core of the picture being displayed on screen.
Within the past three years, Immanuel has won Best Film Score as well as winning Best Sound Design in Los Angeles, CA making a name for himself for his music. He has been featured on primetime news on ABC and NBC in Chattanooga, TN alongside Founder, Myles Matsuno, for the making of their film Ella.
Immanuel believes that what he does is done with a purpose to impact one’s life through his music. He attributes his success as a filmmaker to his friends, family, and the inspiration through his faith that he has been given.
Having written many scripts in the past, Tyler Likes, studied at UCLA where he attained his degree in Greek and Latin. Writing has always been a strong passion of his alongside with film. After studying films for many years, he combined the both and has written over 7 screenplays some of which had been optioned. Tyler then studied in Rome for several years to continue his education. Shortly coming back to the United States, Tyler worked alongside with Myles Matsuno and Immanuel Davis to work on several films, which have gained international recognition.
Tyler attributes his creative ideas and stories to his travels and studies. Tyler is currently in the works of writing two feature scripts one titled “His/Hers” and the other “Nom De Guerre”.