Akers is the Director and Cinematographer of MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, a feature documentary about the legendary performance artist that will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and air on HBO in 2012. He was the cinematographer of the award winning documentary film LEMON, about the pioneering poet, three-time felon, and one-time Tony award winner Lemon Andersen.
Akers produced and was the cinematographer of CIRCUS, a six-part documentary series that aired in November 2010 on PBS. Matthew was a producer and a camera operator on CARRIER, the 10-part Emmy Award-winning PBS television series that premiered in April 2008. In addition, he has been the cinematographer of numerous other feature documentaries including the HBO documentaries, BACK IN THE HOOD: GANG WAR II, HEIR TO AN EXECUTION and ELAINE STRITCH: AT LIBERTY.