Matt Schichter

Actor | Writer | Director | Producer

Matt Schichter is an actor, writer, director and producer. He owns and operates Scared Goose Productions. Scared Goose is currently in pre-production on two films: 6/8 time and Long Time Gone.

An otherwise different kind of love story about a songwriter whose first love is music and the radio host that falls for her.


“A refreshing take on the indie romance.”

“A fascinating and heartfelt love story. Love stories live and die by their two main characters, and Ryan and Zoe are great. They feel fleshed out, with both admirable good qualities and awful flaws. Their relationship is a real rollercoaster ride. This feels very real and emotionally powerful. There are some juicy scenes here of the kind which actors love.”

“The quality of the writing and the strength of the two lead roles may attract attention.”

"Like the breakout indie hit 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, the film has good prospects... If the music can be strong enough and the casting appealing to a millennial audience then the film could easily become a festival favorite.” 

"The story is a rite of passage in the truest sense of the word and the material's raw emotionalism is poignant and moving.”

“The sense of place is impressive in its atmosphere and specificity, and the emotional, temporal, and narrative scope lends a weight not often afforded to romantic dramas of this nature.”

“There’s a real honesty and maturity to the way the script handles Zoe’s belief that she needs to choose between her career and having a relationship with Ryan, particularly in regards to the pressure she receives from her family. In an industry full of manic pixie dream girls, it is refreshing to find a young female lead that is driven and has goals separate from those of the male protagonist.”

“The script has the definite tone and voice of a hip indie film, aimed at twentysomethings and reflecting a certain culture.”

“There’s an emotionally driven truth that anchors this story – so often, we must accept how wrong we were about a past love before we’re really ready to open our lives to a new one.”

“Refreshingly, Ryan’s charm shines through thanks to the strength of the writing rather than simply being adjective in a character description.”