Founded in 2012 by partners Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, Buffalo 8 Productions has established itself as a full service media company focused in production, post-production, management and finance based in Santa Monica, California with films premiering and awarded at Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and SXSW.

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 premiered at 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 and is set for release in 2017.

Other notable projects include Rodney King starring management client Roger Guenveur Smith and directed by Spike Lee — set for release as a Netflix Original in 2017.

On the commercial side the company 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.


Our Team


Matthew Helderman

CEO & Co-Founder

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Luke Taylor

COO & Co-Founder

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Patrick DePeters

CFO & Partner

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Steven Adams

Head of Management & Partner

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Jordan Garrett

Jordan Garrett

Head of B8 Script and Development Services

Jonathan Sheldon


Lee McIntosh

Head of B8 Creative Services

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