Hello! I’m Matt Deras.

I make and edit short films. I photograph people, places, and the night sky. Creating things is what I do, but mission is making good things great. I love learning new things and I feel the most fulfilled when absorbing all there is to know about a topic or skill.

I’m currently serving as Media Pastor of The Assembly, where I create and edit videos, direct live video production, plan events and creative elements, and act as lead photo editor.

In my free hours I do freelance work and spend time with my family.

Recent Work


  • Videography | 15 years

  • Event Photography | 8 years

  • Live Video Directing | 7 years

  • Video Editing | Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Photo Editing | Adobe Lightroom

  • Motion Graphics | Adobe AE

  • Graphic Editing | Adobe Illustrator

  • Creative Planning + Event Planning

  • Scriptwriting & Storyboarding

  • Microsoft Office + Google Suite

“This was our second series of projects to do with Matt Deras and his team. Everything, start to finish, is done professionally and is cost-effective for businesses of all sizes. On the shoot, Matt is warm and accommodating but also efficient in his time management and setup, and offers a considerable variety of options to suit the client’s needs and wishes. We highly recommend him!”
— Chresten Tomlin Ministries