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Creative Director, Storyteller & Author

 

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award winning visual storyteller, creative director and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary in the ordinary. He has been described as “one of the most versatile photojournalists working today,” and has a national reputation for his unique approach to visual storytelling.

He is the creative director for Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. Matt’s work has won many honors, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for photography.

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    2013 Demo Reel

    In 2013 I uncovered that the grandness of life is made up of the small moments we are present for, that we have been designed to live our lives in the moment: to focus on the things that matter. Just like a photographer we need to be intoxicated in the present—the here and the now—so we can see the beauty right in front of us and focus on the right thing. Enjoy a small collection of my favorite moments and stories I had the honor to tell this past year.

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    Kelly's Story

    In an instant, Kelly Magouirk’s life changed when she said yes to God. Choosing God meant turning her back on the meth addiction that sustained her, yet held her captive for many years. An arrest and time spent in jail would likely bring most people to repentance, but, it was a still, small voice that called Kelly from the den of her drug dealer to a new life in Christ. Kelly’s story will give you hope, encourage you, and remind you that God can, and will, redeem all things.

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    Whats Your ACTIVE!

    The story of a company inspired to make the world a more ACTIVE place.

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    Found in You

    A video produced for the open of Gateway’s 2014 Mens Summit. Played in accordance with a series of live elements in our main auditorium. Check out this link to see the full experience (cut in with live elements): youtu.be/9SHDalYvLHY

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    The King's University

    This was a film produced to celebrate Pastor Jack Hayford on his 80th Birthday and honor the incredible past and present of The King’s University; a Bible school founded by Pastor Jack that has raised up thousands of leaders and ministers over the course of the last two-and-a-half decades.

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    Landscape

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    Chicago Creatives

    This was a project for STORY, a one of a kind creative conference in Chicago. The purpose of the project was to fuel the creative class through powerful images and inspiring personal narratives.

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    Focusgrams

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Framing Faith is an amazing book and you should buy it.

 

Like a photographer or storyteller, Jesus exhibited time and again how easy it is to capture moments of profound importance just by noticing, stopping, and responding to his surroundings.

In a world moving way too fast, Framing Faith is a book for people seeking to focus their lives, to find a deeper knowledge of God, and a more authentic Christian faith. In this modern age, many of us fill every “spare” moment we have rather than taking an intermission to see the true works of God and realize that he is present in every moment.

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Twelve days after Framing Faith has been released, there are no drummers drumming, but I’m blown away by how this book is resonating with so many people all over the world.

Like most artists, I create from a place of vulnerability out of deep care for my audience in hopes that it takes root and cause self-examination. I realized in the process of writing Framing Faith, the present

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Project Inquires: info@mattknise.ly // Speaking Inquires: speaking@mattknise.ly

For press inquiries regarding Framing Faith, connect with Stephanie Newton at: stephanie.newton@harpercollins.com