Thirst for Power Begins It's Festival Run in 2019

The new documentary by Mat Hames, Thirst for Power, based on the book by Dr. Michael E. Webber, begins screening exclusively at festivals and special engagement screenings across North America. and Europe during 2019. The work in progress version recently had a sold out preview screening at Stateside at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, with a panel discussion moderated by Evan Smith, and including author Michael E. Webber and Mat Hames.


‘Thirst For Power’ Preview Screening @ The Paramount Theater, Austin Texas , December 2018

‘Thirst for Power’ Panel Discussion @ Paramount Theater Austin Texas December 2018


Common Ground, directed by Mat Hames, is now streaming on Rooster Teeth FIRST, which is available to view on Apple TV, Xbox, AppleTV, and Roku devices. For the first seven days of release, the film is streaming free, then goes back to being FIRST subscriber-only. Watch it now.

The Austin Chronicle has written a review / interview here and a blurb here.

Poster designed by André Oulette from an image filmed by Brian Nelligan.

Poster designed by André’ Oulette

Poster designed by André’ Oulette

The Documentary Life Podcast — Episode 93 Featuring Mat Hames

Listen to “The Documentary Life” Episode 93 featuring Mat Hames. The wide ranging interview covers his career including Last Best Hope, two Independent Lens films When I Rise and What Was Ours, as well as the #RTDocs series. Listen in the embedded audio file below, on Apple Podcasts, Android, or subscribe via RSS.

NYC and Austin Film Screenings

On April 18th, two different films directed by Mat Hames are screening. In NYC, International House NYC hosts a screening of the award winning Independent Lens film, "What Was Ours", while in Austin, AFS Cinema will host a media preview screening of the new documentary "Why We're Here", an inside look at pioneering studio Rooster Teeth, creators of Red Vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter and hit anime series RWBY.  RSVP for the NYC screening here. (Austin screening is invite only)


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