My career began as a Houston-based performer and recording artist, culminating with the 1998 Columbia Records release greenelectric. I went on to earn some platinum records as a writer/producer, before my journey as a composer for TV and commercials opened my eyes to a much broader artistic field to cultivate.
After moving from Los Angeles to Austin in 2005, I forged a creative partnership with (then) young filmmaker Matt Naylor while working together on a series of Clinton Global Initiative short films. In the decade since, we’ve built a Clio-winning multimedia content studio, delivering over $30MM in carefully curated brand-commissioned projects designed to promote social good.
Matt Naylor has co-owned Flow Nonfiction – an Austin-based production company – since 2009. He has directed unscripted series for Netflix, MSNBC, and Hulu. His narrative and documentary work has won awards at SXSW, Munich, and Cinequest – while playing at dozens of festivals around the world. And he has directed commercial work for nonprofits and brands ranging from Procter and Gamble, to Sam Adams, to The Special Olympics. He lives in Austin with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Director and Senior Editor
Matt Hirst is a Director and Editor from Austin, TX. Matt has been a part of the Flow Nonfiction team since 2013, working on productions ranging from Wounded Warrior Project to Ford; most recently directing a national campaign for Sam Adams. In 2018, Bill Murray awarded Matt’s short film top prize in the Comedy category at the Twin Cities Film Festival. Matt received a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas.
Matthew L. Wallis is an Emmy Award Winning and Critic’s Choice Nominated Producer, and the Head of Development for Flow Studios. Matthew is the Co-Creator and Co-Executive Producer of Showtime Films’ Emmy Award Winning Documentary, ‘DISGRACED’, is the Series Post Producer for the award winning branded content series, ‘Small Business Revolution’, and has run post-production for CNN’s Emmy and Critic’s Choice Award nominated Original Series: High Profits, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Marshal Law: Texas, A&E’s ‘Shipping Wars’, TLC’s “My 600lb Life’, and various development and pilot projects as the Head of Post Production for Megalomedia and Bat Bridge Entertainment. He is also Producer of ‘Juice: How Electricity Explains the World’.
His work has appeared on the networks TNT, A&E, TLC, History, Nat Geo, Food Network, Verizon, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and CNN.
Senior Producer and Partner
Tanya is a partner and senior producer at Flow. Since 2010, she has produced projects ranging from feature length documentaries to documentary series for Hulu, MSNBC and Netflix, as well as narrative content that has premiered at both national and international festivals. Some of the brands and nonprofits under her umbrella include the Wounded Warrior Project, Proctor & Gamble, Texas Children’s Hospital and Deluxe. She lives in Austin with her husband and adorable boxer pup.