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Matthew Baren

Matthew Baren

Matthew Baren

Matthew BAREN is a filmmaker and queer community organizer who has been based in China since 2012, but is originally from UK. His work often touches on themes of socially constructed identity, life and death. In 2012, he wrote and directed the feature EXQUISITE CORPSE as his master’s thesis film. Since then, he has produced a number of narrative shorts in English and Chinese. He has also been involved in the fringe queer arts scene in Shanghai since 2014, producing underground queer cinema events through both ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival and CINEMQ. EXTRAVAGANZA is his first documentary.


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