Sharif Matar moved from Hawaii to California's Silicon Valley to study at Santa Clara University. His studies also include economics and film theory at the University of Cambridge and Brown University. His work as a writer, director, and editor on numerous short films and productions have garnered attention and shown in major news media and numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival.
Sharif produces long and short form documentaries covering issues including education, transportation and foreign affairs. Recently he helped produce and create VFX for the feature length documentary about the drug war called America's Longest War.