As the media stripped my friend of his humanity, I made a promise to myself that when I was emotionally and artistically ready, I would share, with the world, who Matt really was — in the only way I knew how, through film.

Michele Josue
Friend and filmmaker

Winner of the 2016 ‘Outstanding Special Class Special’ Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a critically acclaimed documentary feature film that tells the story of Matt’s life through his friends, family and those who were close to him throughout the years.

When Matt was killed in what became one of the nation’s most notorious anti-gay hate crimes, the legacy of “Matthew Shepard” spread around the world. Those who knew him as Matt—their friend, their family, their son—began to feel his identity slip away. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt’s, this film features never-before-seen photos, video footage and untold aspects of Matt’s life.

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