Successful Film & TV Producer & Homegrown Filmmaker To Screen His New Film At Sacramento International Film Festival


A product of Davis High
, and CSU Sacramento, where he majored in Journalism, former Sacramentan, Matt Dearborn has been enjoying a 30-year successful career in Hollywood as a Director, Writer and Producer of a string of hit TV series and individual programs. 


On Saturday, April 28th, Dearborn returns to Sacramento with a screening of “Bubble.” The short film, which is featured in this year’s Sacramento International Film Festival, (written and directed by Dearborn), screens at  The Delta King Theater in Old Sac. Bubble tells the story of a romantic relationship developed and nurtured by social media and explores new ways to define romantic obsession involving courtship, “stalking,” voyeurism and intimacy.

Its an absurdist love story. Boy stalks girl. Girl stalks boy. And they live happily ever after, sort of.”
—Matt Dearborn

stable of young, experienced actors make up the ensemble, including:

—AJ Michalka/A series regular on ABC’s #1 Comedy-The Goldbergs and roles in J.J. Abrams’ film Super 8 and the film, The Lovely Bones.

Graham Patrick Martin/A series regular on TNT’s Major Crimes and Two and a Half Men

“Sacramento is where I call home. It’s where I met the people who shaped me, and I look forward to returning, reuniting with some of those same influences.”
—Matt Dearborn

***The Sacramento International Film Festival takes place from April 21 through April 29 at various times and locations.  Please visit californiafilm.net for specific screening times and locations.

Matt Dearborn Bio
 As a creator and storyteller, Matt Dearborn has a long track record of accurately assessing the ever-changing television marketplace. He has developed, pitched and sold original pilot ideas to every major network in Hollywood including, FOX, HBO, NBC and CBS.
Additionally, Mr. Dearborn has also written over 100 episodes of television, across a broad spectrum of genres. Night time dramas: Beverly Hills, 90210Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Early Edition.  Primetime comedy: Parker Louis Can’t Lose, Breaking In and even science fiction:  Eerie, Indiana and Sliders
But it’s in the children’s space that Mr. Dearborn has become an essential element. Starting with Even Stevens where he discovered an 11-year old Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Mr. Dearborn has created and executive produced shows for the 4 biggest kids network; Cartoon, Nick, Disney and CTW.
His fast-paced, absurdist comic style has earned Dearborn Emmy Award nominations and a BAFTA Award for Outstanding International Series.  Other accolades include nominations for the NAACP’s Image Award and the prestigious Environment Media Award. 
Currently Mr. Dearborn is Exec. Producing Fast Layne for Disney (based on Herbie: The Love Bug) and developing Holes for television with Walden Media.
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