A two time Emmy nominee, Hastings is currently the Executive Producer, Showrunner & Pilot Director of FALLEN for Night Train Media, Globo and Silver Reel.
An Emmy nominated Co-Executive Producer of the THE HANDMAID'S TALE for HULU/MGM, he recently wrapped EP/Pilot Directing and Writing duties for CIRCUIT BREAKERS for APPLE TV for which he scored his second Emmy nom.
Previously, Hastings served as an EP and Director on SPINNING OUT for Netflix starring January Jones (MAD MEN), Kaya Scodelario (MAZE RUNNER) and Willow Shields (HUNGER GAMES). He served as EP/Director of Season 3 (in addition to the Season 2 reboot) of SHADOWHUNTERS for NETFLIX and FREEFORM (42 episodes) which garnered multiple PEOPLE'S CHOICE, TEEN CHOICE and GLAAD awards. Prior to that, he wrapped a 66 episode stint as Co-Executive Producer/Director of THE ORIGINALS for the CW. He was also Co-Executive Producer/Director of ALPHAS (starring ACADEMY AWARD Nominee David Strathairn) where he directed a number of episodes.
Alphas followed a four-year run as Co-Executive Producer/Director on the hit TV series EUREKA, where Matt came to this unique small town fresh from similiar duty on SyFy's PAINKILLER JANE.
His experience is full and varied, running from Executive Producer and Director to Creator and Composer on a long list of successful television series.
As Executive Producer, he oversaw the seventh season of THE OUTER LIMITS and won a Prisim Award for his directing work. Prior to that, he Created, Executive Produced and Directed the acclaimed Lionsgate television series HIGHER GROUND, which starred Hayden Christensen (Star Wars, Shattered Glass), AJ Cook (Criminal Minds), Jewel Staite (Firefly) and Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time). Hastings wrote and directed a number of the 22 episodes, as well as co-wrote the theme song.
Hastings was the producer on the critically-acclaimed thriller THE UNSAID, starring Andy Garcia and Teri Polo.
Hastings has a number of pilots and features currently in development where he is attached to Executive Produce/Write and/or direct including HUSH HUSH for Paramount+, VILLA PAZ for iGeneration Studios, SPY GIRL for FAE, NIGHT CALL for Blink49 Studios, CROSSBONES and BELOW for Sony, EVENSONG for Voltage Pictures & Eden Rock and MOMMA'S BOY for KatCo.
Born in New York and raised in New England, Hastings is a dual citizen of US/Canada and spends time in Los Angeles, Toronto and paris with his superstar screenwriter wife, Tina, their son, Grayson, and daughters, Cricket June and Aelish Burton.