Matt Vancil is a writer, filmmaker, and occasional narrative designer from Tacoma. A co-founder of Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, he wrote and directed the cult classic Gamers movies and created the web series JourneyQuest. Before the coronavirus, he taught filmmaking to video game designers at DigiPen Institute of Technology, a.k.a. "Nintendo University." He lives in Washington State and once put an orca in a headlock.