Los Angeles & New York based writer/director & editor.


Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate Directed & Edited by Matt Kugelman

Starring: Roy Haylock, Rachel Dratch, Brian "Katya" McCook, DJ "Shangela" Pierce, Doug Plaut, Molly Ryman, Dot-Marie Jones, Darienne Lake, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Kristen Johnston, Cheyenne Jackson, Heather McDonald, Janeane Garofalo and Wanda Sykes

"...the funniest film of the year..."

      - Entertainment Weekly




A Chicagoland native, Matt Kugelman moved to New York to work in Michael Moore’s office a week after graduating from Columbia College film school. He worked as a research assistant during the production of Fahrenheit 9/11 and began working as an assistant editor during the 2004 election.


Kugelman crowdfunded, wrote and directed his first film, Hurricane Bianca, which attracted actors like Rachel Dratch,  Alan Cumming, Margaret Cho and RuPaul.  The film screened in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Amsterdam & sold to Netflix!


The sequel, Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate followed soon after with cameos from Wanda Sykes, Janeane Garofalo and Kirsten Johnston.  The film pre-sold to Netflix and screened all over the country!

Directing Reel

Editing reel

Kugelman has also worked as an editor at CBS News for 14 years.  

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