Co-Founder / CEO at BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8.
Matthew Helderman is a media entrepreneur and film producer based in Los Angeles. Helderman began his career as a floor runner at the New York Stock Exchange before entering the entertainment business as a co-producer at a Paramount Studios based production company.
Matthew Helderman founded Buffalo 8 Productions in 2012, as a feature film and commercial production company growing to deliver projects to clients such as Sony and Lionsgate. Buffalo 8 Productions has built a library of content – touting 4 premieres at the 2016 Sundance Festival – a roster of commercial directors, a talent management division and a full post-production facility. In 2013, Helderman co-founded BondIt to solve the multitude of financing difficulties found in the entertainment & media business - by 2016 BondIt had participated in the financing over 150 media projects. Helderman graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in English from Lake Forest College.
Helderman has been a featured speaker at the Cannes, London, and Bahamas Film Festivals as well as guest speaker at the Chinese US Business Summit.
Mr. Matthew Helderman has confirmed as the Jury for ALIIFF 2017. He will be addressed as the Short Film Competition Jury.