“Human Paintbrush”-Short Film on Don Matis

by Monica on May 24, 2012

Don Matis using beard to paint

So you weren’t able to make it to the “Human Paintbrush” Premiere event? The short film was about Don Matis, resident of Hudson OH, who paints with his beard! You missed a ton of fun! Don Matis Jr, the star, Mika Johnson, the film maker, co-producer and director, along with Jeff Pence, co-producer, were on hand for questions and answers at the event. The discussions revolved around building community, what inspires Don to paint, asking Jesus to help him before each painting, and what’s in store for the future of “The Amerikans” next series.

“Human Paintbrush” is episode 10 of “The Amerikans”, a series of relationship-based documentaries created in close cooperation with their participating subjects. This episode of Don Matis represents Don’s authenticity of character, deep-rooted views on human nature and happiness, and sharing what it means to be a true Catholic Christian. Previously released episodes of “The Amerikans” were also shown.

Don also had an exhibition of his artwork on hand, May 18th. You can see some of his artwork for sale here in our store.  Here’s the short film for your enjoyment.

Here’s the explanation of “Real Presence”  painting in beginning of film. Please take a look at our store to see some of Don’s creations painted with his beard. You can also view the Press Release and learn more information about the short movie and sponsors of the event. Also check out our “Catholic 12 Steps to Sobriety & Holiness DVD”


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Monica Baird May 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

This is one of the most cinematic short films I’ve ever seen. Thanks Don for sharing your Catholic faith, happiness views, and painting with your beard live! God bless you for sharing!


Pat May 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Don,i’m impressed! A beautiful video,i felt like i went to church! Love you bro,Pat


Monica July 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Dear Pat,

Thanks for your generous feedback! It’s a pleasure to know such a creative person like you! God bless you!


Deborah Shapiro June 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Nice film Monica! I like the way it was shot.


Monica June 12, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Thanks, Deborah! Your opinion means a great deal to me. Micha Hillard, from Switzerland, was the cinematographer. Mika Johnson and Micha had great equipment to work with. Using Final Cut Pro also helped it look so professional. Love being the Associate Director and Assistant Editor to this piece, humbled. Love the subject matter! 🙂


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