For three decades, Matthew Herath has worked in all facets of advertising and film production, from the 6-second digital ad to the two-hour feature film. He has written. produced and/or directed documentary films, feature films and advertising campaigns for corporate and political clients. His political work includes television, radio and print campaigns for New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (2001, 2005, 2009), President Clinton (1996), Senator Joseph Lieberman (2006 comeback campaign), President Obama (2008, 2012), and the Prime Minister of Thailand, Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra (2000). Mr. Herath has worked on advertising campaigns for some of the country’s largest companies, including AOL, Microsoft, Walmart, Gillette, Phizer, Dominion Energy, Sam Adams Beer, PepsiCo., HBO and Proctor and Gamble, as well as for government and non-profit clients including The Department of Homeland Security, The US Border Patrol, PBS and National Geographic.
He was co-producer on the Showtime Original Movie “One Kill” with Anne Heche, Sam Shepard and Eric Stoltz. Based on a true story acquired by Mr. Herath and based on a treatment written by him, “One Kill” was the first ever CBS/Showtime Co-Production. Additionally, Mr. Herath was Associate Producer on the independent feature film “Invader”.
Mr. Herath earned his Bachelor’s degree in Film Production from The University of Maryland in 1984 with a minor in mathematics.