How A Shift To Documentaries Saved Matthew Miele’s Filmmaking Career [FULL INTERVIEW]

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In this Film Courage video, filmmaker Matthew Miele (Always at The Carlyle, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, Harry Benson: Shoot First and more) talks about how a shift to documentaries saved and furthered his filmmaking career.



Photo credit – Justin Bare
Photo credit – Justin Bare

Photo credit – Justin Bare


ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE, a documentary by Matthew Miele about the famed hotel on Madison Ave released in New York on May 11th and Los Angeles on May 18th with additional cities to follow.

Photo credit – Justin Bare


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For the past 88 years, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been the definition of class and a calling card for Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side. But while it has housed some of the world’s most famous clientele, the stories within the walls of the hotel rarely leave the premises. Until now. In Always at The Carlyle, writer/director Matthew Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, Harry Benson: Shoot First!) presents the untold stories and well-kept secrets of The Carlyle in a feature length documentary to be released worldwide in early 2018. In the works for more than three years, Always at The Carlyle offers an exclusive and provocative peek into the pop culture history of the renowned hotel, all from the mouths of The Carlyle’s own guests and employees. George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Wang, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Elaine Stritch join the more than 100 personalities sharing their favorite stories and unique insights in this exposé of New York City’s legendary hotel.


Matthew Miele is a director and writer, known for Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (2013), Always at The Carlyle (2018) and Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016).







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