Matt Lee


I'm Matt Lee, an artist/writer/director living around Boston, Massachusetts. I moved here in 2008 from the UK. Read more about me at Wikipedia.

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About me

My first movie, Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College came out on July 8th 2017. Available on YouTube, Vimeo and other places.

In 2017, I was interviewed about the technology and tools I use to do my work.

In 2009, I started, a music community site with a few hundred thousand users. This led to the creation of the GNU FM project to create the software to power the site, which also led to the creation of the GNU social project, which later merged with the StatusNet and FreeSocial projects. I've been working on GNU since 2003 (I left for a bit in 2017 and rejoined in 2018).

I tweet a lot I suppose. I try to balance between my own nonsense and giving signal boosts to important and funny things. Follow me on Twitter?

I previously worked at GitLab, Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. I've been working with free software professionally since 2001 and I've been using free software since the 90s. All of my work is available under free licenses.

Other stuff

Sporadically since the late 90s I've made music with Mark Cousens (and later Vikki Crowe) as furny. We have one EP you can buy in various places, including iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp or as a ZIP file which comes with some snazzy artwork by Rob Myers.

I made a film about Free Software in 2007 to promote the 25th anniversary of the GNU project. Happy Birthday to GNU starring Stephen Fry is available on YouTube, and on the GNU website. My feature film, Orang-U: An Ape Goes To College came out in July 2017 (watch it here). Other TV/movie work can be found on my IMDb profile.

Buy various things

A film, a book, an album — On my Gumroad store.

Upcoming events


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Last modified: Mon Nov 19 22:53:52 UTC 2018