May 2017 - Behind the Scenes: Matt Page
Matt Page is a melting pot of talent. Making a name for himself in the film industry throughout New Mexico, Page is excited to see where his career will go. After graduating from Santa Fe University (formerly College of Santa Fe), he started a production company called Riffraff New Media. He followed up by getting an agent and entry into the Screen Actors Guild. “Since then, I have been making a living as an actor, writer, videographer, editor,” says Page. “Pretty much anything I can do to stay creative and get paid for it.” Page has been cast in television shows like Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight, and The Night Shift. He has also appeared on the big screen in Sicario, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials.
In 2011, Page decided to create a YouTube show with a creative premise called Enter the Dojo. “I play the role of Master Ken who is a delusional martial arts instructor,” shared Page. “Five years later, we have 35 million views on our YouTube channel and 400,000 followers on Facebook. We have released four seasons of the show, and I have also toured doing live appearances as Master Ken all around the United States, as well as Canada, Scotland, Wales, England, Germany, and, most recently, Australia.”
He is also holding seminars on how to teach people to create their own web series. “I get asked so often how I created the show, that I decided I needed to put together some way to communicate what I've learned through trial and error over the years,” says Page. “I feel very lucky for the opportunities that living and working in New Mexico have provided me with.”
Matt is excited to have some great opportunities coming his way. We will continue to see him making New Mexico proud.