Matthew Heineman is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. Heineman directed "Cartel Land" (2015), which was nominated for an Academy Award and won three Primetime Emmy Awards and a DGA Award; "City of Ghosts" (2017), for which he won a DGA Award; and two seasons of the Emmy winning docuseries "The Trade" (2018). In 2019, he received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First Time Feature Film Director from the Directors Guild of America for his narrative debut, "A Private War" (2018) -making Heineman and Martin Scorsese the only filmmakers ever nominated for both narrative and documentary DGA Awards. He also directed "The Boy from Medellin (2020) and HBO's Emmy Award-winning "Tiger" (2021). His most recent film "The First Wave" (2021), a soul-touching film highlighting the everyday heroes of one of New York's hospital systems during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and received seven Emmy nominations.