Who Is Matthew?

Matthew Berdyck is an experimental filmmaker, activist, musician, and US travel expert, most notably known for his national environmental campaigns.

He is the founder of ToxicWasteSites.org, an environmental activism and EPA watch dog group.  His writing pieces on the subject of toxic waste have been read by millions of people in The United States. 

He founded Daily Independent Journal, in 2018, to expose the sordid underbelly of reality. 

SuperfundResearch.org and Daily Independent Journal have merged to form ToxicWasteSites.org

In order to more effectively serve the cause of the environment, I’ve combined the investigative journalism and creative writing of my former media outlet with the activism and public education campains of my former environmental firm.  Be sure to check it out!

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Confirmed: Matthew Berdyck Stole Metallica’s New York Times

It’s been the subject of great controversy; did I steal Metallica’s New York Times with Lars Ulrich’s permission?  Finally, the question is answered.

Matthew Talks About What Happened After Making Blame Reagan

Not long after the release of my 2013 film Blame Reagan, success came.  Along with it came the beginning of my environmental career and years of activism work.  This is how it all went down.


Cities Visited


Miles of Travel



Philadelphia Experiment: Ra (Live)

Music video for two-time Grammy Nominated Dream Theater keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, and Rod Morgenstein from Winger.

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Short Film: Poison in the Grapes

Poison in the Grapes is an in depth investigation into the Summit Equipment & Supplies Superfund site, in my childhood neighborhood of Castle Homes, in Akron, Ohio.  The short film exposed the corruption at the Region 5 EPA that later led to the Flint Water Crisis.

2019: Matthew Berdyck featured in The Roanoke Times for exposing corruption in Virginia.

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Aurora, Colorado: James Holmes Massacre

One of the most intense momentas of my videography career was being at the James Holmes theater massacre.  I was there from the moment of the shooting and stayed for an entire week after, documenting the aftermath.

2014: Matthew Berdyck featured on ABC News Cleveland discussing the US EPA Superfund Project

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Over the years, I’ve worked with or known many brilliant artists and minds, all of which gave me career advice and guidance and encouragement to reach my goals.

“You will go very far in this industry and be very successful.”

Sergio Aragones
Mad Magazine

“You’re a video editing magician!!!!!!!!!!!”

Jordan Rudess
Two Time Grammy Nominated Dream Theater


Rod Morgenstein
Winger – Berklee College of Music

“You have great ideas and I’m noting your video editing skills.”

Scott Little
Director of comedy development – Adult Swim

“The most dedicated person I have ever met.”

Alex Hwang
software engineer – facebook

“Wonderful man!”

Lisa Spoden PhD
ceo – hotels at sea- board of directors for numerous universities

Visit ‘Matthew Berdyck’s Merchandise Store Shop For Products And Shopping’

Stop in, set a spell, shop around, smoke some pure rock cocaine, I don’t care, just as long as you walk away happy wearing one of my custom designed T-shirt and other products. All shirts were custome designed by me!

Matthew Berdyck Is Just A CLOWN tee

Love me or hate me, be the first on your block to get asked, “Who is the ever loving fuck is Matthew Berdyck?

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#SaveBunny Kitty cause tee

A man in Oregon has stolen my kitty.  Buy a shirt and all proceeds will be used to help me fight to get her back and afford litigation to make him pay damages.

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COMING SOON: 1,300+ Toxic Waste Dump T-Shirt

The New York Times won’t tell the public about the 1,300 toxic waste sites on the US EPA’s National Priorities List but this T-shirt will!

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Blame Reagan (2013)

Blame Reagan is the first-ever first-person immersion documentary about homelessness in film history. Matthew Berdyck, a former disabled person, gave up his home to live on the streets of dozens of cities all across the country to give the public a graphic account of the day to day struggles and internal monologue of a chronic legally disabled homeless person. The film was originally released in 2013 and was subsequently banned from YouTube due to “inappropriate content.”

TV Pilots, Documentary, Short Film, Music Videos, etc.

About My Film Career…

I got my start as a filmmaker, in 2011.  Tens months later I’d acquired my first solicited TV pitch for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. I then branched out feature length exerimental documentary, short films, music videos for rock stars. As a videographer, I’ve filmed in all 48 contiguous United States. My skill set includes directing, writing, editing, coloring, scoring, and production.

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