Matt Hullum

Matt Hullum
Matt Hullum at RTX 2013
Born Matthew Jay Hullum
(1974-09-29) September 29, 1974
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Residence Austin, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin (BS)
Occupation Chief Executive Officer of Rooster Teeth
Years active 1997–present
Anna Hullum (m. 2000)
Children 2

Matthew Jay Hullum (born September 29, 1974) is an American director, producer, writer, actor and visual effects supervisor living in Austin, Texas. He is one of five co-founders and the current chief executive officer of production company Rooster Teeth, which specializes in online content, including live action series, podcasts, animation and machinima, an art using computer and video game engines to create films.

Alongside longtime-business partner Burnie Burns, he was named one of Variety's top Digital Entertainment Execs to Watch in 2018.[2]

Early life

Hullum was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 29, 1974 to Rebecca (née Parrot, born 1947) and Everett Hullum (1942–2015). His father, Everett, was a sports reporter and banker.[3]


Hullum met his production partner Burnie Burns while working at TSTV at the University of Texas at Austin.[4] He recalled loving the creative freedom due to the lack of "gatekeepers" at the station.[5] He would graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Film.[6]

Alongside Burns, Hullum would direct, write and produce their first indie feature The Schedule (1997), starring his roommate Joel Heyman.[4] He would go on to work as the Visual Effects coordinator for movies such as The Faculty and Driven and settle in Hollywood.

Hullum voices Col. Sarge in the Rooster Teeth-created machinima series Red vs. Blue, and he also produces and has directed episodes of the show as well as casting the actors. He directed the science fiction comedy film Lazer Team, the first feature-length film Hullum has directed in over 18 years.[7][8] Hullum co-wrote the film alongside Burnie Burns, Chris Demarais, and Josh Flanagan.

Hullum has directed four music videos for singles by the Barenaked Ladies, "Odds Are", "Did I Say That Out Loud?", "Say What You Want" and "Lookin' Up".[9][10][11][12]

Personal life

Hullum married lawyer and actress Anna Hurayt on August 26, 2000[1] and they live in Austin, Texas with their two children.

His father, Everett Hullum, died on July 12, 2015, aged 73.[3]


1997The ScheduleCo-writer, co-director, producer
1998The FacultyVisual effects coordinator
2001DrivenVisual effects producer
2002Scooby-DooVisual effects production manager
2003Gods and GeneralsVisual effects producer
2003–presentRed vs. BlueSarge (voice), Doc (voice), O'Malley (voice),
Wyoming (voice), The Meta (voice)
Writer, director, producer, editor,
visual effects, casting director
2004Clifford's Really Big MovieDigital supervisor
2005Babak & Friends: A First NoroozProducer, editor
2005PANICSBravo 3 (voice)Producer
2006The StrangerhoodDutchmiller (voice)Writer, director, producer, editor
20071-800-MagicTroll 3 (voice)
2007Code MonkeysRed Leader
2007Halo 3UNSC Marine (voice)Video game
2009–presentRooster Teeth ShortsMattCo-writer, co-director, cinematographer,
2012Halo 4Sarge (voice)Video game
2012–2013The GauntletExecutive producer
2013"Odds Are"Music video; director
2013–presentRWBYExecutive producer
2014"Did I Say That Out Loud?"Music video; director
2014iBladeTedSecond unit director
2014Ten Little RoostersExecutive producer
2014–presentX-Ray and VavExecutive producer
2015Say What You WantDirector
2015Lazer TeamArmy soldierDirector, co-writer, producer
2016–presentRWBY ChibiExecutive producer
2016Crunch TimeNursing Instructor[13]
2016The Eleven Little RoostersThe Big Cock
2017Lazer Team 2Arklosh (voice)Director, co-writer, producer
2017Day 5DaleExecutive Producer
2018Nomad of NowhereBertha (voice)Producer


  1. 1 2 "Rhodes". Vol. 8 no. 2. Class Notes: Rhodes College. Spring 2001. p. 44.
  2. Staff, Variety. "Digital Entertainment Impact Report: Execs to Watch in 2018". Variety. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr". Baptist Standard. July 22, 2015. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  4. 1 2 "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 107". Rooster Teeth Productions. March 30, 2011. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  5. Jones, Leslie Anne. "Rooster Teeth Rules the YouTube Roost". Silicon Hills. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. "Rooster Teeth Podcast No. 145". Rooster Teeth Productions. December 21, 2011. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  7. Finn, Elliott. "Rooster Teeth's 'Lazer Team' Begins Production". AirLockAlpha. Nexus Media Group Inc. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  8. Klima, Jeff. "Rooster Teeth Crow About Their New Movie Lazer Team". Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. Landa, Chris. "'Odds Are' You'll Like The Rooster Teeth, Barenaked Ladies Collaboration". Tube Filter. Retrieved 19 July 2014. External link in |website= (help)
  10. Swiatecki, Chad. "Rooster Teeth collaborates with high-profile rock band for music video". Austin Business Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  11. "Barenaked Ladies to land in Cranbrook". DailyTownsman.
  12. "Rooster Teeth works with Barenaked ladies on new video". YoutTube.
  13. Gaudiosi, John. "How These YouTube Content Creators Just Changed Hollywood". Fortune. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
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