Matthew Bretschneider

In 2018, I earned my bachelor’s degree in film and television with a concentration in psychology. I’m currently a production assistant on NBC’s new hit show New Amsterdam. My family loves television and movies. I have many memories of watching classic films with my dad. My parents always wanted me to know the bigger message behind what I watched. I loved these experiences, but I never knew I wanted to be a creator until I saw the film Spirited Away. A mature, dark story unfolded in front of me, with a vibrant and beautiful score and art style. I never knew a story could be told this way. I was addicted. The fire that started in me that day has never gone out. I continue to seek out interesting content, including books, immersive games, movies – and television shows like Game of Thrones. I learn from it and use it in my writing and short films.