Animal Actor - Matts' Demo Reel / Professional Credits

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Big Time Movie - 2012 (Nickelodeon): 'Motocycle Bear"
- 2012 (indie short): "Sir Bear"
Nokia Switch off Bear- Bumper for Australian Theaters- Burt the Bear in Sydney, Oct '09 video
"Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy"
2008 Prairie Starfish Productions (polar bear performer)
Grizzly Park 2007 ScatterScream Productions, Marion, Virginia (simulated bear FX)
Siegfried 2005 Constantin Film Produktion GmbH , Munich ("Papa Bear" body puppeteer)

__________________Music Videos / Virals

Rock and Roll - 2013 (Avril Lavigne) The "BearShark"
Pork and Beans "Sneezing Panda" in Weezer's Pork & Beans video (supplied panda suit & puppeteer)
Banana Splits
"Fleegle" actor in Music Videos for Warner Bros revival of the 60's show (video 1, video 2)
Welcome Back Spring Sunnyville USA Web Campaign for Lowes (Mike the Bear)
BabbleDog Web Campaign via Scollon Productions for (dog actor)
TMNT 110meg Avi NPA & Warner Bros Release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Leonardo suit)
Catch (16m mov) & Locker Room (20m) "Bears Training Camp" spots / Mineral Water (Grizzly Bear)
Comedy Gumbo Ep 10: Bonerz, Awkward Pictures of Los Angeles   YouTube Video


Fool Britannia - 2013 (iTV, UK) - Zoo Panda, 5 episodes
Disaster Date: Nature Girl -
2011 (MTV) - attacking grizzly
Death Hunt
- 2011 (Funny or Die)- attacking bear
SNL- Hop Hop Kids: Bear Cave
Burt the Bear on Saturday Night Live in 2010 for the comedy sketch
A Colbert Christmas  2008 Colbert Report Comedy Central Holiday Special (bear actor) <cast still>  
Hunter Hunted: Arctic Attack 2008 Nat Geo Norway (polar bear recreation) <.5m QT video>
Hunter Hunted: Death of Bear Man 2007 Nat Geo Baltimore (grizzly bear recreation) <3.5m QT>
Warner Bros Studio Store Hour 2000 QVC (live TV), Chester, PA (Scooby Doo suit actor)

__________________Broadcast & Cable Commercials

Team - 2013 (Hyundai Superbowl ad) - Wrestling brown bear
Pets4Pets -
2013 (WWF Italia) - Polar Bear
Mountain Man - 2013 (Dr Pepper) - Black Bear - 2 TVCs
El Pueblo - 2013 (Old Spice Mexico) - Black Bear (internet & television)
Panda Power - 2012 (Ameristar Casinos) - Panda suit actor
McDonalds -
2010 - Berwynn hung with the Minnesota Twins for several TVCs
Mitsubishi Bear - Burt the Bear appeared on Television and on the web for Mitsubishi of Sweden
Halls Polar Bear - Television and print ad campaign for Halls running nationally in India filmed in Mumbai
Burt the Bear in the Honeycomb cereal "Bee Boy" ad series for  Sons and Daughters of Toronto (bear)
Good Idea, Bad Idea: Bear - Burt as a sleeping zoo bear for CarMax, Production by Butler Films (bear)
Connections 10m mov, spot for Motion Theory of LA for O2 Communications UK (made / performed 4 teddy bears)
Sky TV Bumper 3m mpg, Promo spot for Mercurio Film for Sky Choice, Milan, Italy (bear performer)
Do You Believe?
2.6m avi, Holiday spot for Sherwood Mall, Stockton, CA (dog puppeteer)
The Bohn Zone 4m wmv, Rhino Marketing, Houston (bear impersonator)
Trust the Natives 10m mpg, Nokian Tyres / Reload Film, Bucharest / Woodpecker Film, Helsinki (bear)
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Sticks & Stones Productions, LA (bear actor)
Nature Quicktime 6meg, Circle R Media, Dallas (grizzly bear body puppeteer)
What would you do to get $686? .7m Quicktime, NFL Films, Phila PA (bear wrestling)
Sundance Channel spot Quicktime, Phasmatrope Studios, Philadelphia (bear suit talent)
Roundtable Pizza spot Quicktime, Prod: Japanese Monster, Los Angeles (bear talent)
Ice Fishing Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear performer)
Art Gallery Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear impersonator)
Dancing Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear body puppeteer)
Shopping Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear suit actor)
Explore Minnesota Win avi 3m, Fox TV Minneapolis (bear body movement)
Snowboarding Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear body performer)
Snowmobiling Quicktime, Colle+McVoy, Minneapolis (bear body actor)
Danger Bear Win mpg 10m, Big Robot Advertising, NYC (bear imitator & suit source)
Bearly There Quicktime, Piranha Pictures (bear suit supplier)
Taming the Bear Win avi, Curt & Hal, Centaur Creative, Boise (bear body actor)
Gold Seal Salmon "Bear Heist", Quicktime 1m, Canfisco, Vancouver (principal bear actor)
Scales of Justice Win avi- 4m, Radius Communications, Philadelphia (lion performer)
Kellogg's Corn Flakes "Taming the Savage Beast", (bear suit supplier)
Niece Lumber Win avi- 4m, "Contractor Bear", Radius Communications (bear skin performer)
City of Phila PSA for opening of skate rinks, (ice-skating panda bear actor & suit maker)
Harnas Beer for Graffiti Film, Warsaw, Poland (bear double / bear stand-in)

__________________Industrial, Spec & Independent

Hunter VS Bear - 2010 & 2012 (Buzman France for Tippex of Europe) - The Bear
FETCH - 2013 Doritos Superbowl Ad Semi-Finalist - The Bear
2011 Doritos Superbowl Ad Entry- The Polar Bear
Bayer Kitchen
(14 meg Quicktime) Comic spec for Bayer Aspirin by Galbis Design
Bayer Office (41 meg Quicktime) Another by Galbis Design in NYC
Bear Care (18m mov) Burt & our Rental Grizzly as sloppy college bruins for Reel Impact of St. Louis
Encounter Quicktime - Independent Producer, Edmonton, Alberta (bear impersonator)
Garfield's Spaghetti O's Campbell's Soup, Industrial ("Garfield" suit body puppeteer)
Kid's 'Hare' Cuts Holiday Hair, Inc., Spec. (Win avi- 3.8m) (rabbit suit body puppeteer)
Nabisco, Honey Grahams "Granny Bear" Spec (bear actor & "pepperpot woman" voice talent)
Amos Mouse Mills Corp. Internal video & local spots (still) ("Amos" suit body puppeteer)

__________________Live Action Events

Christmas Polar Bear - 'Live bear' appearances in England for the Winter Holiday Season
"Get in Step"
Nutrition Press event, Grumman's Theater, Los Angeles (Tiger suit actor)
Washington DC Auto Show Entertainment (SPFX Character provider/ Animal Impersonator)
Behr Paint (20m WMV / 22m MOV) San Diego 02 & 07 for Rick Doten Productions (bear)
Dana & Rowdy musical stage shows ("Rowdy the Dog" costume performer)

__________________Still Photography/ Print Advertising

Fortune Magazine advert - Still Shoot with Burtram the Black Bear in Nov of '09
Vodka Polar Bear,
Still shoot for C O L A N G E L O of Darien, CT
Sunset Cottage Bear Tourists
Pigeon Forge TN still shoot, Accommodations by Sunset, (black bear)
Chicago Bears Training Camp, Still shoot, YES Prods / Glaceau Vitamin Water (grizzly performer) <awaiting stills>
Avanti Greetings by Simon Griffiths Photography Raleigh, NC (still) (bear body puppeteer)
Bear vs Bear Chess Match for Hyundai Elantra print ad for Team Halprin, Los Angeles (bear actor) <awaiting stills>

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