Altimeter Films is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company founded by Matt Tyrnauer and Corey Reeser, specializing in documentary and narrative storytelling. Their full creative, production, and post production teams operate out of offices in Los Angeles and New York.
Matt Tyrnauer's feature film, Valentino: The Last Emperor, has been called "flawless" by Richard Corliss of Time, and a "must-see" by The New York Times. Valentino premiered at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and won the top documentary prize at the Chicago Film Festival. It was one of the highest-grossing documentaries in 2010, and was short-listed for an Academy Award for best documentary feature.
Tyrnauer is a partner in Altimeter Films, which he co-founded with Corey Reeser. Recent film projects include Citizen Jane, a feature-length documentary about urbanism and the work of Jane Jacobs, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and Jean Nouvel: Reflections, a documentary short profiling the work of prolific architect Jean Nouvel, which premiered at the 2016 New York Film Festival. He is currently at work on the HBO dramatic adaptation of his Vanity Fair article "Once Upon a Time in Beverly Hills" which he is set to direct, as well as documentary projects including Scotty, about the secret history of sex in Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era, and Studio 54, about the famed New York City nightclub that became a cultural phenomenon.
Tyrnauer is also an award-winning journalist, who has written many feature articles for Vanity Fair, where he has been editor-at-large, special correspondent and is now a contributing editor. His articles on a wide range of topics, including Valentino Garavani, Marlene Dietrich, Martha Stewart, Siegfried and Roy, Philippe Starck, Frank Gehry, green-design pioneer William McDonough, writer Bret Easton Ellis, and producer Robert Evans have appeared in Vanity Fair and other publications, including GQ, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, L'Uomo Vogue, and Numero.
Tyrnauer, a native of Los Angeles, attended Crossroads School in Los Angeles and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he apprenticed under the film professor Joseph W. Reed, a pioneer in American film scholarship. Tyrnauer aided Reed in his research on American masters John Ford, Howard Hawks, Michael Curtiz and Robert Aldrich. Tyrnauer's honors thesis was an in-depth analysis of the films of Robert Aldrich.
Corey Reeser is a producer and director specializing in documentary film and branded content. Reeser is a partner at Altimeter Films, which he co-founded with Matt Tyrnauer.
Recent film projects include Citizen Jane, a feature-length documentary about urbanism and the work of Jane Jacobs, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and Jean Nouvel: Reflections, a documentary short profiling the work of prolific architect Jean Nouvel, which premiered at the 2016 New York Film Festival. He is currently at work on Studio 54, about the famed New York City nightclub that became a cultural phenomenon, Scotty, about the secret history of sex in Hollywood in the pre-Stonewall era, and Operation Pedro Pan, about the 14,000 children who were “escaped” from Cuba to Miami in the early days of the Castro regime.
Reeser also has a long history of partnering with premiere brands, entertainment studios, and filmmakers to provide innovative branded content and marketing campaigns. He spent over a decade at Herzog & Company, an Emmy Award-winning entertainment company, where he spent the last four years leading the Creative Content division. Clients include BMW, Apple, Under Armour, Starwood, Microsoft and Mattel - studios including Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros. - and filmmakers like JJ Abrams, Michael Bay, Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow, and Jerry Bruckheimer.