Matt Kugelman is an award-winning filmmaker interested in stories of outcasts and underdogs. He crowdfunded, wrote and directed his first film Hurricane Bianca, which sold out theaters in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and Amsterdam. The film found distribution through Wolfe Releasing and sold to Netflix and Hulu. The sequel, Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate, brought even more star power with performances from Rachel Dratch, Wanda Sykes, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Johnston, Cheyenne Jackson, and all of the most popular queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Kugelman moved to New York to work at Michael Moore’s Dog Eat Dog Films during the production of Fahrenheit 9/11. He was quickly promoted after editing a series of comedic short videos for Moore’s speaking tour that received standing ovations across the country! Soon after, Kugelman started working as the editor and photographer of the CBS News on Logo Show, when the first LGBT cable network began. In addition to producing a new segment every day, he travelled throughout North America and produced numerous half-hour documentary specials. In 2010, Kugelman started working at the CBS Evening News editing breaking news with tight deadlines. He was recruited by the CBS: This Morning Show in 2012 to work as an editor on longer format feature stories.