1402 Pork n' Bean Blue

At the intersection of his grandmother’s death and the redevelopment of the public housing project his family has lived in for generations, artist, community advocate and father of three, Roscoe B. Thicke III reflects on his childhood in the Pork n’ Beans projects and the influences behind his work.

1402 Pork n' Bean Blue premiered at New Orleans Film Festival, screened at DOC NYC, and won a 2022 Suncoast Regional Emmy.

Directed and edited by Juan Luis Matos

You Can Always Come Home

You Can Always Come Home is a short film that explores the domestic realm through the eyes of a young child. Filmed in Miami, Florida, where Studio Barnes and Preguntas Studio is located, this installation highlights themes such as celebration, ritual, family, and love through Black spatial occupation of the kitchen and front porch. Tangent to the film is a poem written by artists Reginald O’Neal and Arsimmer McCoy that furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment. 

You Can Always Come Home won the 1st place prize for the Knight Made in MIA Award at Miami Film Festival. 

Directed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos.

Masisi x Boiler Room

A joyous celebration of Black queerness & the Miami-Caribbean connection, courtesy of MASISI, the winners of the third Boiler Room Broadcast Lab commission.

Filmed by Juan Luis Matos

Full sets edited by Juan Luis Matos, Trailer edited by Maka Lee

Lost Underground

This experimental dance film explores the role of queer clubs as spaces of communal care, liberation, and self-preservation. Directed by GeoVanna Gonzalez 

Edited by Juan Luis Matos

PIATORI Winter Collection 2021

Inspired by the work of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, a pair of lovers traverse through the city streets of Miami. 

PIATORI is a design studio that creates functional pieces with a touch of fantasy. Dreamt and made in Florida.

Directed, filmed and edited by Juan Luis Matos

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