matthew roe |

A Maryland-based award-winning filmmaker and a published film critic, theorist, and historian. He has produced over two dozen productions for film, video, television and online, and teaches digital film production and screen acting.

Matthew has written film critique and theory for FilmSnobbery, Community Soul, The Baltimore Examiner, AXSMen's Confidence Magazine, Screen Anarchy, The Critical Movie Critics, and IonCinema. He writes the film theory column "Anarchic Cinema" for Film Inquiry, DVD/Blu-ray reviews for Under the Radar, movie reviews for Film Threat, and contributes features to the Anime News Network.

He is currently producer for the upcoming feature film The Forgiving, directed by CINE Golden Eagle-winner David J. Stern, and executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Peter Mitchell.

Matthew is a member of the Political Film Society.


david short |
chief operating officer

An online content producer with over a decade of experience. He originally joined Heaven’s Fire Films in a supporting role in Matthew Roe's 2009 film, Stallions & Mules. After quickly becoming an integral part of the company's various projects, he co-created the long-running film review series ShitFlix with Roe in 2012, and by 2017 he was named COO of the company. He has written considerable material for numerous series, promotional videos, and short films.

He is currently the editor of ShitFlix, co-executive producer of several other series, and chief graphic designer and coordinating producer of Heaven's Fire Films.


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