Press

Dec. 27th, 2012 / TOP 20 IN THEIR TWENTIES Feature / Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
Showcasing twenty of Nova Scotia’s twenty-somethings who are excelling in their specific fields. “Filmmaker and actor Glen Matthews, 26, moved back home from Toronto to be part of ‘the real emergence of quality films that are coming out of here.’”
Full article: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/317513-tapping-into-filmdom-s-wild-west

Sept. 18th, 2012 / ROOM SERVICE Preview / Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
“Glen Matthews never dreamed when he set out to crowd-source his first film that it would premiere as part of the prestigious CBC Atlantic Shorts Gala at the Atlantic Film Festival tonight.” -Andrea Nemetz
Full article: http://glenjm.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/herald-room-service/

July 24th, 2012 / THE CORRIDOR / Mike Masters DVD Commentary Quote
[Glen's] become our defacto publicity for the film. He’s done a tremendous job just generating interest and buzz at every festival we were at, so a big thanks to Glen Matthews.” -Mike Masters, Producer of IFC Films’ THE CORRIDOR. Quote pulled from DVD commentary.

April 6, 2012 / NUN’S VACATION Review / S. Kelly – Independent Blog (Toronto)
After [predicting] Duarte’s Dora win last year in my review of “Blood”, I’m going to see if I can hit the daily double and predict a win for Glen Matthews in his role as Brody who was at times scary with his Machiavellian duplicity and questionable ethics.” -Shannon Kelly
Full review: http://www.shannonnkelly.com/2012/04/06/a-review-the-nuns-vacation-or-the-true-meaning-of-passover/

April 5, 2012 / THE CORRIDOR Feature / Progress Enterprise (Lunenburg)
Lunenburg County native says role in feature film is his best work to date.”
Full feature:
http://www.southshorenow.ca/archives/2012/040412/arts/The_Corridor.html.php 

March 29, 2012 / THE NUN’S VACATION Review / NOW! Magazine (Toronto)
The cast is uniformly good, with Matthews standing out as funny and downright scary, and together all three make us believe in the lust and violence between every combination of characters possible.” -Jordan Bimm
Full review: http://www.nowtoronto.com/stage/story.cfm?content=185938 

March 28, 2012 / NUN’S VACATION Review / R. Harder – Independent Blog (TOR)
The acting by Glen Matthews as Brody was adept, both funny and eventually sickening but at all times interesting.” -Russel Harder, The Original Pulp Hero
Full review: http://originalpulphero.blogspot.ca/2012/03/theatre-review-nuns-vacation.html 

March 26, 2012 / THE NUN’S VACATION Review / Mooney on Theatre (Toronto)
For me, Glen Matthews stole the show. Talk about an outstanding performance. He blew me away with his rage and passion.” -Sonia Borkar
Full review: http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2012/03/26/review-the-nuns-vacation-doghouse-riley-productions/

December 23, 2011 / TV PARTY PODCAST / Interview
TV Party interviews actor extraordinaire Glen Matthews about his failed quest to become a professional wrestler, learning to act, his roles in Hobo with a Shotgun, the Corridor, Streets of Domination, Game, Roller Town and much more.” Listen: http://soundcloud.com/tvparty/tv-party-glen-matthews

November 17, 2011 / IN THE FALL Review / The Coast (Halifax)
Glen Matthews and Doug MacAulay ably and sensitively anchor In the Fall as James and David, brothers barely in their teens in Cape Breton in the ’50s” -Tara Thorne
Full review: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/the-halifax-theatre-for-young-peoples-dynamic-duo/Content?oid=2765950 

Nov. 3, 2011 / THE COAST (Halifax’s Weekly) – ANNUAL BEST-OF AWARDS
Voted HALIFAX’S BEST FILM / TV ACTOR (MALE)
“They used to call James Brown the Hardest-Working Man in Show Business. Now that moniker belongs to Glen Matthews. Check this: He was in *Hobo with a Shotgun* (the fake trailer and the feature), *The Corridor*, *Roller Town* and the TV series *Haven.* He treads the boards locally on a regular basis—he was nominated for a Merritt Award last year for his work in *Logan and I* and this month he’ll be in Halifax Theatre for Young People’s *In the Fall*. And he acts in short films, including Josh MacDonald’s Bridge Award short *Game,* Cory Bowles’ *Righteous* and he directed his first short film recently, *Room Service*. He feels good, as he knew he would. Get down with his bad self at glenmatthews.ca.”
Link: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-filmtv-actor-male/BestOf?oid=2756659

Mar. 22, 2011 / METRO NEWS (Toronto)
Actor with a budding career – by Mark Hebert (click here for article)

Mar. 11, 2011 / NOMINATION: Best Performance by a Lead Actor
Theatre Nova Scotia’s Robert Merritt Awards (http://www.merrittawards.ca/)

Dec. 17, 2010 / LOGAN & I Review / The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
“Logan as a cold, unlikable character is the more difficult role and Glen Matthews nails it. He makes Logan very realistic, vulnerable even, as he is mean and manipulative.” -Elissa Barnard (Click to read full article)

Dec. 8, 2010 / LOGAN & I Remount Story – The Coast (Halifax)
“I’m really glad that we could do the show again with Glen, because I can see that he is on the verge of being a really big Canadian film guy,” says McPhee. “He’s got a kind of Gary Oldman, chameleon quality going, and if you see his work on The Corridor,”—-a 2010 horror film shot locally and written by Josh MacDonald—-“you’ll know pretty soon it’s going to be next to impossible to snag any of his time.” -Michael McPhee, Producer, Writer, Actor-Doppler Effect
http://www.thecoast.ca/ArtAttack/archives/2010/12/08/logans-second-run

Nov. 4, 2010 / THE COAST (HALIFAX’S WEEKLY NEWSPAPER) ANNUAL BEST-OF AWARDS
In the category of “Best Film/TV Actor”: Voted First Runner-Up.
http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-filmtv-actor-male/BestOf?oid=1976492

Oct. 8, 2010 / THE CORRIDOR Review – Independent
One of the strengths of The Corridor is in the ensemble, five young actors who entirely convince as friends who’ve known each other for years, slipping into old dynamics as they reunite to help one of their number regain some semblance of normalcy. In the jocular relationship between the guys, Glen Matthews’ Jim “Hugs” Huggan is perhaps the most mature and evolved, with an off-screen wife with whom he’s struggling to start a family. Matthews manages to deftly communicate both the adult side of Jim and the bullied, still-sensitive youth underneath. He’s the guy who wants to be cool with his friends, to be an equal, but still suffers for a lack of esteem given his inability to impregnate his wife, a sensitivity with roots back to whenever he earned the nickname “Hugs.” Matthews makes Jim his own, and later, when things go bad for all the friends, his spiral into madness is strange and frightening.” -Carsten Knox, Film Writer, Editor (flawintheiris.blogspot.com)

July 21, 2010 / LOGAN AND I Review – THE COAST (Halifax)
Actor Glen Matthews brings the perfect amount of a vulnerability to the damaged Logan, so that he’s painted in shades of grey rather than being seen only as a villain…“ -Kate Watson (Click to read full review)

Sept. 16, 2010 / THE CHRONICLE HERALD (Halifax)
One face will become familiar at film fest – Andrea Nemetz (Click here to read article)

Sept. 15, 2010 / PROGRESS ENTERPRISE (Lunenburg)
Local actor taking leap of faith in Toronto – by Robert Hirtle (Click here to read article)

UPDATED: DEC. 29 / 12

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