Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Daytime Emmy Winner

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"Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” follows director Michele Josue as she travels to pivotal locations in her friend Matthew Shepard’s life, interviewing other friends and family members, and gaining insight into his inspiring loss and devastating murder, which made countless headlines around the world. 


The feature documentary film was released theatrically in 35 commercial markets to widespread critical acclaim, first broadcasted with Logo Documentary Films and debuted internationally in 20 languages on the Netflix platform. The film has also earned 10 Best Documentary and Audience Choice Awards from film festivals worldwide, including the Audience Award from the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival, Russia’s LGBT film series, and boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine has screened in countless classrooms, universities, and community centers around the world in partnership with partnerships with a wide variety of organizations, including GLAAD, HRC, the Trevor Project, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Department of State.

“'Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine' is a great documentary...This film doesn't just revisit an atrocity, it moves through it, and finds meaning in it." 



“A tender reconstruction of personal loss." 

The New York Times


“'Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine' is a moving eulogy to a life lost but not forgotten."