Founded in 2010 by partners Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, Buffalo 8 has established itself as a full service media company based in Santa Monica, California. Buffalo 8 operates four core divisions: development, production, post-production and client management services with accolades from the Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and SXSW festivals.

At Buffalo 8, we are the fusion of entrepreneurial ethos and quality filmmaking. We lead talented, up-and-coming, ambitious storytellers with integrity, a commitment to first-class service, and a unified ambition to produce compelling content.

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Recent projects include Ira Sach’s Little Men, starring Greg Kinnear and Alfred Molina, which premiered domestically at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and internationally at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival — and was released by Magnolia Pictures theatrically across the US.

As You Are, which also premiered at the Sundance 2016 winning the Special Jury Prize and was acquired for release by Amazon Studios.

The Brits Are Coming starring Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Sofia Vergara, Parker Posey and Stephen Fry was co-produced with legendary producer Cassian Elwes.

The Netflix Original film Rodney King starring Buffalo 8 Management client Roger Guenveur Smith and directed by Spike Lee.

On the digital and creative services side Buffalo 8 has produced creative content for brands such as VH1, Viacom,, PetNet, Dolby, Love Begins At, Sony Studios and Sniff and Barkens releasing both national campaigns as well as branded content.

  • Matthew Helderman
    CEO and co-founder

    Matthew is the founder and CEO of both Buffalo 8 and BondIt Media Capital. With a background rooted in media production, finance and digital technology he leads the team of both businesses on a daily basis. Helderman is a regular speaker at international media and technology conferences. Helderman graduated from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in Philosophy.

  • Luke Taylor
    COO and co-founder

    Luke is the co-founder and COO of both Buffalo 8 and BondIt Media Capital. Taylor oversees the financing operations and client management of both businesses on a daily basis. Taylor graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Music Industry and Business.

  • Patrick DePeters
    CFO and partner

    Patrick is the CFO and a partner at both BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8. Patrick has extensive finance experience stemming from his background in New York and London based investment banking divisions of MUFG’s Morgan Stanley M&A and Corporate Advisory JV. DePeters graduated from the University of Richmond with a BS. in Finance and Economics.

  • Steven Adams
    Head of Management & Partner

    Manager/Producer Steven Adams brings a wealth of creative and practical talents to the Buffalo 8 banner. His passion is representing talent and creative companies while developing new business platforms and projects. Experience includes the role of Executive Producer for Paris-based VFX house, BUF on such studio features as Thor, Avatar & Life of Pi .

  • Jordan Garrett
    Head of B8 Script and Development Services

    Jordan is the head of the B8 Script Services and Development. After spending a number of years being heavily involved in a variety of productions, from big-budget features and TV, to smaller independent features and documentaries, Jordan finally decided it was time to take his production expertise to the development sector.

  • Jonathan Sheldon

    Jonathan Sheldon has worked professionally in film and television for over 15 years. Starting in film development, Sheldon would has produced several well regarded independent films and co-authored a book on filmmaking called “The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking”. In 2008, Mr. Sheldon boot-strapped a post production company from a desk in Beverly Hills building it to contribute post production expertise and services to over 100 feature films and several network television shows.

  • Lee McIntosh
    Head of B8 Creative Servicess

    Lee is head of B8 Creative Servicess at Buffalo 8. He has had extensive experience in creative projects ranging from feature film key art all the way to video game art direction. Lee is the producer, engineer and drummer of the alternative rock band Oddepoxy as well as the co-founder of Dyad Games who has produced successful titles such as the card game “Kamakura: A game of feudal Japanese warfare”.

  • Waverly Coleman
    Head of B8 Events

    Waverly brings 10+ years of entertainment and event marketing experience to the Buffalo 8 team. Waverly has worked with high-profile publications, celebrities, and brands alike including FADER/Cornerstone, Puma x Fenty for the Rihanna Pop Up (collaboration with Six:02), the Weinstein Company, Converse, Issa Rae, The Weeknd, Red Bull, Newcastle, Microsoft, Samsung and more.

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