Matt Lyon

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Matt Lyon

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Editors' Lab)

Completion Year

2013

Current Information

Current Company

Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment

Current Title

Series Editor, "The Leaf: Blueprint"

Biography

Matt Lyon made his first film at the tender age of eight with some plasticine and a super-8 camera and from there he was hooked on filmmaking. After completing the film production program at Concordia University, he worked as an assistant editor on the Disney produced animated feature, The Wild. Since then he has worked on several half hour animated series as an animatic editor, including Iggy Arbuckle, Chop Socky Chooks, Kung Fu Dino Posse and Mia and Me.

In 2008, Matt edited his first feature, You Might As Well Live. The film was named the Dos Equis Most Interesting Film at the 2009 Slamdance film festival. In 2011 he edited his first feature length documentary, Lunarcy!. Premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, it went on to play at IDFA 2012 and SXSW 2013.

After graduating from the CFC, Matt edited "Bang Bang Baby," which took home the "City of Toronto Award for Best First Canadian Feature Film" at TIFF 2014, and the Claude Jutra award for best debut feature at the Canadian Screen Awards. Afterwards, he cut "The Leaf: Blueprint," a behind-the-scenes series that followed the Toronto Maple Leafs during their 2015-2016 season. He is currently serving as treasurer on the board of directors of the Canadian Cinema Editors, a not-for-profit devoted to advancing the art and science of picture editing in Canada.