Employee Profile

Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher, MFA

Professor of Communication
Specialty: Film, Writing and Directing, Theory and Criticism
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 210F
Phone: (423) 614-6064
Matthew Fisher joined the Lee faculty in 2011. He teaches classes in screenwriting, directing, film theory, and film criticism. The films he has written and directed have screened and won awards at festivals internationally, including Austin Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Cannes Court Métrage, and the Short Shorts Festival in Tokyo. His 2015 film “Pilgrim” was shot in Reykjavik, Iceland, and was selected by the Cine Gear Expo and LA Shorts Fest, and his 2018 short film “Friend of a Friend” screened at the Knoxville Film Festival and at PUSH! Film Festival in Bristol, Tennessee. Fisher also wrote and directed a feature-length film, "The Good People of Orphan Ridge," and it screened in June 2023 at the New York City Independent Film Festival.

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