Matthew Stenerson is the recipient of the 2018-19 FilmNorth Screenwriting Residency for Faduma & Mike, funded by the Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge with matching funds by FilmNorth.
In 2017, he wrote his first novel, Echo Island, under the pen name Edward Karlow.
He was a winner in the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship for his script, Death to Prom and has been a finalist in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Similarly, he has co-written and co-directed two live musicals inspired by the music of Belle & Sebastian and The Magnetic Fields.
He has worked and volunteered for various film and arts organizations, including: the Austin Film Society, the South by Southwest Film Festival, Stanford University, and Walker Art Center.