STORYTELLING FOR THE SENSES
Crafting bespoke storytelling experiences for life’s grandest moments.
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Matt Garza, Owner & Principal Filmmaker
For over 15 years, Matt Garza has refined his craft of storytelling & filmmaking, captivating audiences around the globe.
With a background in engineering and a passion for telling engaging and emotional stories, Matt’s unique combination of technical experience and creativity has carved out a unique home for him in New England’s wedding industry. Through his own life experiences, Matt credits his storytelling ability on an innate focus in understanding the intricacies of relationships and an endless pursuit in crafting stories that are unique, engaging, and one of a kind.
After a 10 year career in engineering supporting Fortune 500 customers like Tesla, Amazon and Microsoft, Matt founded New England Creative in 2016 – turning a decade’s long passion for the visual arts into a ground-breaking and customer-focused cinematic wedding filmmaking studio. Matt leads the Connecticut based boutique filmmaking studio with a foundation of technical execution, attention to detail, and an ever-present desire to excite the human senses through each couple’s unique story.
In his free time, Matt can be found wrangling his four kids (including twin girls), listening to endless hours of Spotify metal & pop punk playlists, and constantly in pursuit of the smoothest cold-brew iced coffee.
Danial Hamzah, Associate Filmmaker
Danial Hamzah is a seasoned camera operator & driven creative with an eye for the details and relentless desire for perfection.
Connecticut native and 2019 graduate from the University of Connecticut, Danial has developed into a talented visual artist and essential part of New England Creative team. Trained by Principal Filmmaker, Matt Garza, Danial has learned to create visual imagery that not only appeals to the eye, but conveys each couple’s unique one-of-a-kind story for over three years.
As a student in high school, Danial picked up a camera and developed his storytelling abilities through the medium of video, and hasn’t looked back. Through his years in college studying visual arts, he’s taken on roles as Director of Photography for numerous productions, resulting in many of his films being nominated for multiple US film festivals. Since graduating, he’s worked in the camera department for numerous shows like History’s “Forged in Fire,” “Table Wars,” and “In Pursuit with John Walsh.”
In his free time, Danial loves connecting with local musicians and artists in the New England area, creating visualizers and stunning visual content, riding his Onewheel, and window shopping at his local Target.
Our Mission & Philosophy
To excite the senses of our couples through the beauty & nostalgic emotion of their stunning wedding film. We believe these memories are too important to fade from memory, and strive to create films that transport our couples back into the incredible feelings & goosebump-inducing moments. Our candid & laid back style puts our couples at ease, and allows them to live organically in the moments as they play out in front of our cameras.
We pride ourselves on achieving a natural & organic style in capturing your wedding day. This means we won’t be in your face throughout the day, making things uncomfortable & awkward. We like to blend into the background, and often get comments from clients & guests that we were “ninjas” and often leaving guests wondering how we got everything we did.
We focus on capturing un-posed and natural moments. Over the years, we’ve found this results in our best work and the most comfortable and relaxing experience for our couples. We LOVE getting our couples into a beautiful location and encouraging them to have a moment together, soak it all in, and then capture the magic that naturally happens.
We book fewer weddings than other studios because we value the connections we make with our couples. It’s who we are. Throughout our pre-wedding and post-wedding process, we work closely with our clients to find unique ways to make their wedding films speak to them. You’ll find us looking to understand your story as a couple; your passions, hobbies, musical tastes and looking for opportunities to encorporate unique and personal touches into the art we create for you.
We’re team players. Plain and simple. We love our fellow wedding vendors, and will do everything in our power to work cohesively together, help each other out and provide our couples with an amazing experience. We’re also known to share a few wings and beers with our photographer friends after the wedding is over.
We’d love to connect with you and hear more about your wedding plans!