Mathew Campea is an award-winning director and screenwriter from Canada. He is best known for his films, The Captive, Goon, and Enemy.
Campea was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1979. He grew up in a creative household, and as a child he was always drawn to film. He was fascinated by the way films could transport viewers to different worlds and tell stories that could move people.
Campea graduated from the University of Toronto in 2002 with a degree in film studies. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a director. He worked in the industry as an assistant director on various television shows and music videos.
In 2008, Campea made his feature film debut with the independent drama, The Captive. The film was a critical success, and it won him the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2011, Campea wrote and directed his first studio feature film, Goon. The film was a comedy about a hockey-loving tough guy who is recruited to join a professional hockey team. It was a box office success and earned Campea the Canadian Screen Award for Best Director.
In 2013, Campea wrote and directed the psychological thriller, Enemy. The film was a critical success and earned him a Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction.
Campea has continued to work in the industry, writing and directing films such as The Captive Part II, and the psychological drama, The Unseen. He is currently working on a new feature film, which is set to be released in 2022.
Campea is one of the most talented and respected directors in the industry. He is known for his ability to create visually stunning films that tell powerful stories. He is an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers, and his work continues to be enjoyed by audiences around the world.