Matt Danzico

matt danzico

selected works

 
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A self-described imaginator at large, I’m a roving journalist, filmmaker and tinkerer. An unabashedly-enthusiastic experimental filmmaker and player-coach, I’ve founded video labs and documentary units at both BBC and NBC.

I have recently opened my own studio and am now developing long-form programs for streaming platforms and entertainment networks.

 

Recent timeline

2019: Opened film studio

2018: Crafted NBC films across Southeast Asia

2017: Founded NBC Left Field studios

2016: Crafted BBC films in Russia, India, Kenya

2015: Launched BBC Pop Up internationally

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Prior to opening my studio in 2019, I created NBC Left Field, a visual journalism lab aimed at toying with new technology, style and creative formats. During my time there, Left Field received a dozen awards in our first twelve months, among them the Overseas Press Club Award.

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Before NBC, I founded and hosted my own documentary show on BBC World News called BBC Pop Up, a program that relocated to new cities and countries each month to unearth untold stories. I also led the BBC's video innovation lab in London, jumpstarting new programs on television and digital. I helped craft new websites for BBC News and even designed and launched its Instagram and WeChat accounts from my iPhone.

I've reported throughout India, Africa, Russia, Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. And for those efforts as well as team contributions, I’ve won a few Webby Awards, a Peabody and was nominated for a Shorty Award for best journalist of 2018 for my work crafting Left Field.

In past lives, I’ve worked at Discovery Channel, the Tokyo Shimbun—a large Japanese newspaper—and a brewery in coal-mine-country Pennsylvania, the mountainous region from which I originally hail.

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I now live between Barcelona and New York and am branching into entertainment and larger-scale programs.

When not working, you can find me surfing or promising to get a degree in behavioral psychology.



 

timeline continued

2014: Launched BBC Pop Up bureaus in US

2013: Created BBC video innovation lab in UK

2012: Served as video journalist for BBC features

2011: Served as breaking news journalist for BBC

2010: Launched the BBC News website in the US



Talks

Ted-Ed

SXSW

Story Collider

Nordiske Mediedager

Immovator

News-Rewired

Social Media Week


Personal projects

The Time Hack

Around America in 2.0