Matt Rutherford is CEO and heads the roster of directors at Roc Noir. Prior to founding Roc Noir, he worked as a creative at Droga5, part of the Cannes Titanium Lion winning team on the UNICEF account. He was subsequently a producer for Charlie Rose, on PBS. Matt received a Double First in Chinese Studies & Politics from Cambridge University, and a Master's in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.
Roc Noir is a film and commercial production company, specializing in intelligent and inspiring content. Our clients include Google, Cisco, Oculus (Facebook), Pfizer, NASA, Lowe's Hardware, VISA and Stanford University. In particular, we want to be cheerleaders for humanity, our progress as a species and our journey off the planet and into the stars. We're sponsored by Canon USA and Cinevate, and shoot with RED and ARRI packages, with Freefly stabilization and aerial equipment. Recent highlights at Roc Noir include raising $100k from crowdfunding for our feature documentary The University; hitting seven million views for the Self-Driving Car video for Google X; interviewing Ashton Kutcher, Will.i.am, and Buzz Aldrin about the future of humanity; dune bashing with astronauts in Abu Dhabi; and chasing baby penguins in Antarctica. Roc Noir has offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and operates internationally. In the last 12 months we have filmed in Santiago, Tokyo, Bordeaux, Auckland, London, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Madrid, Maui, Detroit, Atlanta, NYC, Winnipeg, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv and Mexico City.