Matt LeMay is a bestselling, multiple award-winning Métis filmmaker, who writes, shoots and edits his own work. Matt is an innovator in the field of educational and curriculum based video and documentary film with a strong focus on contemporary and historical Indigenous issues.
Since 2007, Matt and his team have received numerous awards and successfully created over 300 pieces of high production video content for a variety of clients across Canada.
Matt was thrilled to receive the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver and the 2011 & 2013 Award of Excellence in Filmmaking at the Canada International Film Festival for his films Great River and Native Young. LeMay wrote, produced and directed both films which are currently being distributed by First Nations Films and McIntyre Media. Native Young was an official selection at the 2013 National Association for Multiculturalism Film Festival in Oakland CA. The films explore a variety of social issues impacting First Nations communities across Canada. LeMay Media also received the 2013 Social Media Marketing Award from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario.
Matt is a dynamic public speaker and effective leader who has assisted numerous organizations, municipalities, and businesses with developing effective communication strategies. Matt is a luminary in the field of workforce development leading over 200 community-based projects and been an active member of Workforce Planning Ontario, previously serving as the Provincial Chair and recently joined the Human Ingenuity Research Group at Western University. Matt is passionate about filmmaking, workforce development and exploring his Métis heritage. Matt's Métis root ancestors are the Demont- Clermont families that hail from the Georgian Bay Métis Community. Matt currently lives in the Ottawa Valley with his wife Jennifer and his daughters Ella and Noa.
Filming outside the Whetung Ojibwa Centre on Curve Lake First Nation, ON
Filming along the cliffs of Bell Island (NFLD)