Matthew Arnold is an American film and television writer, director and producer. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2013 with Shadow People. The film was purchased at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival by Anchor Bay. He is the creator, director, and an executive producer for the 2014 primetime NBC TV series Siberia. Siberia is notable for being the first completely independently financed series to air on major network. The show was well rated, getting 91% viewer approval on RottenTomatoes. A possible second season is currently in the works. Arnold is also the creator and executive producer of the NBC series Emerald City, a dark re-imagining of The Wizard Of Oz.Arnold is a graduate of Centre College in Kentucky where he majored in Physics and Philosophical Metaphysics. He also has an MFA in film production from The University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts.