Hallmarks of Lenski’s work are the bent-humor and honesty he crafts with well-defined characters along with his strong storytelling and rich aesthetics. His commercial work has included directing for clients like ESPN, EA Sports, Sauza Tequila, & H&R Block.
Lenski has already completed his first project for Arts & Sciences: a new integrated campaign for Smirnoff from 72andSunny that features Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller, who spontaneously leave the set and take a road trip across the country to go to ComicCon. View the entire campaign here.
“Matt’s ability to elevate ideas and bring a unique, strong point of view to each project is something we were drawn to” says Mal Ward, Managing Director, Arts & Sciences.
Lenski is also a successful TV and film director. His short film Meaning of Robots premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW, it was honored at The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Director’s/ New Films, and won the Nashville Film Festival. He is currently in development on a television series based on his web-series adaptations of the comic book The Perry Bible Fellowship (PBF). Lenski’s PBF web films screened at the 2015 Ted Talks, and garnered a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Lenski began his career at MTV in the On Air Promos department where he wrote and directed campaigns for countless series and received a GLAAD award for his Pro-Social work for the network. He is an MTV Video Music Award winner and has directed videos for artists such as Band of Horses, Regina Spektor, Mark Ronson and Fall Out Boy (winner of an MTV Video Music Award). His music videos have landed spots on broadcast networks and have earned well over 60 million hits on YouTube.
A native New Yorker, Lenski studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and The Department of Theatre, Film & Dance at Cornell University.