Matthew Berdyck is an American experimental filmmaker, environmental activist, writer, and musician, most notably known for his national environmental campaigns on the subject of the EPA’S Superfund toxic waste site program.
His writing pieces on the subject of toxic waste have been read by millions of people in The United States.
In his film career he has created several solicited TV pilots (Turner Networks – Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim), created the first ever first person feature length documentary about homelessness by living on the street for eighteen months of his life, short films about botched Superfund clean ups, and an experimental music video for Jordan Rudess from two time Grammy Nominated Dream Theater.
As a musician, Berdyck plays five instruments; guitar, drums, bass, piano, and mandolin. A highly skilled guitarist, drummer, and songwriter, Berdyck has been a musician since he was 12 years old, and taught guitar lessons for many years of his life. In his teens and 20’s he played with numerous Akron, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio local acts (Condensor, Negativity Killed The Cat, Emanon, Mental Symphony).
An avid traveler, Berdyck has logged 500,000 miles of US ground travel to over 2,000 cities while working as a professional filmmaker and Superfund activist.