Hello, I’m Matthew Fredericks, creative director of award-winning branded short films, national commercials, history-focused documentaries and corporate videos.
As Director of Video for American University, I’ve created Emmy Award winning work including “JFK: Building Peace” and “All The Wonks Are Talking.” Through FRED Productions, I’ve generated results for profit and non-profit partners by creating motion pictures and branded entertainment that fuse cinematic storytelling with a sense of imagination, strategy and wit.
My professional portfolio site showcases examples of work I created with my team at AU as well as independent client work.

Featured Work


To earn valuable results and to build lasting and strategic partnerships by creating visual stories that partners are proud to show and audiences are eager to share.


Every step of the way.

Listen to you.
Learn your needs, goals
and target audience.
Plan your project.


Collaborate on strategy and develop creative concepts
that suit your needs.


Roll cameras on your story.
Shoot large and small scale
HD, 4K, 6K, animation


Trim, cut, polish and animate
to bring your story to life.
Track client feedback
every step of the way.



“I’m always impressed with the creativity Matt brings to a project—he can breathe life into even the most technical content. He is also great at putting everyone at ease—even first-time video participants who may be a little nervous behind the camera.”

Caroline SheedySenior Communications Specialist, HHMI

“Matt possesses the innate ability to craft strategic and meaningful results with every project. I appreciate the thoughtful insight he brings to each new project, as well as his creativity, talent and honesty. I always have faith that our combined efforts will produce a great outcome of which we can be proud.”

Sarah Petrie ValentineCFRE, Vice President of Development, Woodland Park Zoo

“Matt brought tremendous creativity to video projects, final products were always first rate and really enhanced our marketing efforts.”

Lara KlineAssociate Dean of Marketing, Kogod School of Business

“We hired Matt’s team to produce several high-quality videos for specific needs. Each time, he’s taken our vision and run with it, making it stronger creatively while meeting audience needs. They’ve managed to turn out a powerful product despite obstacles, he’s easy to work with, and makes it a fun experience.”

Jackie ZajacDirector, Content Strategy, Blackboard.

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