Matthew is a middle/high school video production teacher with a passion for design, architecture, and preservation (among many other things). After studying Technology education at SUNY Oswego, Matthew received his Master's degree in Liberal Arts at SUNY Stony Brook with a concentration in design education and design thinking. He also studied architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Matthew is a believer in design and its power to change communities, politics, the environment, and the world. As a kid riding in the backseat of his parent's car, Matthew would pass the New York State Pavilion and like many people, would wonder what it was. Years later while studying design and architecture, he learned that it was designed by one of the great architects of the 20th century, Philip Johnson. He was in disbelief that a building in such a visible location, designed by such a well-known architect, could be left to ruin. Matthew began researching the building's history, scouring the web for information and reaching out to the many individuals who had been involved with the Pavilion. Each one of them had a unique and interesting story to tell, sometimes unaware of the connections to each other, but all in some way linked by the landmark structure. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Rennie Gorst
Jake and Tracey Gorst are the driving force behind Mainspring Pictures Ltd. A few of their past film projects include "Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island" (2012, Design Onscreen), "William Krisel, Architect" (2010, Design Onscreen), "Leisurama" (2005, American Public Television) and the Emmy® award winning documentary "Farmboy" (2007, NETA).
Mainspring Pictures, Ltd. is honored to help bring Matthew Silva's documentary project to realization.