A Horror/Suspense film about a naive man who develops an unconventional and unnerving relationship with a subject at work, his lack of empathy leads to horrifying results.  The film was created as Matthew’s senior thesis project while studying film at UW-Milwaukee, since then the film has gone on to screen in several festivals across the country.

"The Milwaukee-based Simonis channels early Lucky McKee and gets bonus points for trusting viewers to pick up on his steampunk reflection of male entitlement, voyeurism and illusions of control." - LakeFrontRow.


Festival Screenings

East Lansing Film Festival 2016

YoungFilmmaker NY (Fall Series 2016)

Flyway Film Festival 2016

Chicago Horror Film Festival 2016

Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2016

Madtown Horror Film Festival 2016

Great Lakes International Shorts Festival 2016

Motor City Nightmares International Film Festival 2016

North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival 2016

Milwaukee Twisted Dream Film Festival 2016

Fledgling Film Festival 2016

Cannes Short Film Corner 2016

Wildwood Film Festival 2016




Dystopia a short film about a lone survivor in a post-apocalyptic landscape struggles with loneliness, survival and his desire for human connection; Matthew Co-Directed the film during his time as a film student at UW-Milwaukee. 

Festival Screenings

The Soo Film Festival 2016

Wasteland Film Festival 2016

East Lansing Film Festival 2016

North By Midwest Micro-Budget Film Festival 2017