My name is Matt Lauterbach.

I work to promote ACCESS TO CINEMA for audiences and filmmakers with disabilities. I also enjoy TEACHING future editors and have crafted a number of engaging social issue DOCUMENTARIES.

I’m eager to work with you. Please CONTACT me!

Current Projects

Querida Frida by Reveca Torres

Two artists paralyzed by spinal injuries discover a shared connection to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and decide to recreate her painting, Dos Fridas, using themselves as models. This sparks a five-year artistic journey as the two women join forces with a photographer to transform iconic works of art into portrayals of contemporary people with disabilities. The film highlights a unique creative process as they devise ways to authenticate disability as part of the human experience.


In Post Production

Kartemquin Films

Recent Highlights

For the Left Hand

At age 10, aspiring pianist Norman Malone is paralyzed on his right side after being attacked by his father. Over the next several decades he masters the left-hand repertoire in secret, before a chance discovery of his talent leads him towards making his concert debut. Aged 78, he will perform the greatest work in the canon: Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.



Kartemquin Films

Oldies But Goodies

Hearing Images

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Through brief portraits of three women—a blind theater goer, a tactile tour guide, and an audio describer—Hearing Images illustrates how the performing arts can be made verbal and tactile for those in an audience who cannot see. This was my first film.

Producer / Editor


Beyond Blind Interactive