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REEL - A collection of shots from my work with restaurants, breweries and others in the hospitality industry.

CHEEZ-IT: AGED BY AUDIO - Commercial I directed for Cheez-It and their special edition Aged By Audio crackers with cheese aged to hip-hop (scientifically proven to taste better!). It was at the Metro Chicago and we had an awesome crew including DP Paul Incapreo and Production Designer Angela Finney.

ASHLEY LIN POTTERY - Had the pleasure to follow around the amazingly talented potter, Ashley Lin, and learn how she creates such beautiful wares.

PAPA JOHN'S - Directed this fun spot for the EPIC Stuffed Crust Pizza. It was a blast! I got to take home a case of Garlic Sauce.

UNBEARABLE - Working with Director Michael Gabriele, I provided cinematography for his spooky comedy short film "Unbearable." Shot on the Arroyo Seco trail in Pasadena, CA, which provided the perfect place for a chase scene and such a beautiful natural backdrop to the film.

NTT RESEARCH - I directed a series of commercials highlighting some of the bright and innovative minds at NTT Research.

MARVEL WHISKEY - A commercial I wrote, directed and shot for the best whiskey on the market.

18TH STREET BREWERY - I've created tons of commercials and promos for 18th Street's awesome food and drinks, like this for their canned cocktails. As one of my original clients over 6 years ago, I'm thankful to continue to work with 18th Street as they grow and evolve.

ABOVE & BEYOND - A wonderful organization that helps people get back on track with support, love and community.

SLEEPING IS FOR SUCKERS - A web series hosted by Chicago chef / artist Won Kim featuring an inside look into the creative people, places and communities that make our world special.


  • Creative Strategy

  • Concept Development

  • Directing

  • Cinematography

  • Production Management

  • Art Direction

  • Grip and Lighting


  • 18th Street Brewery

  • Saved by the Max

  • NTT Research

  • Downtown Hyde Park

  • NWI Times

  • Summer House

  • Tiger Beer

  • Daily Planet


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Hi, I'm Matthew Meschede. I'm a freelance director, DP, and writer. I write and direct commercials and work on the crew for other production companies. I love being on set, working with others and bringing ideas to life.

Some things I love are cooking, sandwiches, family, candy, mountains, sunsets, Halloween, old school special FX, Back to the Future. In my spare time, I coach HS football too!