We have a true passion for filming.
Heart & Passion Films originated in 2015 by cinematographer/photographer Matt Sagen. Committed to the creative process and devoted to achieving excellence in video production. Heart & Passion Films was founded with the aim to provide simple, honest-to-goodness superior client care, incredible creativity, and a no-holds barred positive attitude about getting it done right all while discovering the heart and passion in people.
Matt Sagen, Cinematographer & Photographer
Matt Sagen spent five years in the United States Military being stationed all throughout the world from 2003 - 2008. After spending a good majority of time overseas in Iraq and Iran, Matt moved to beautiful Sequim Washington where he went back to school to learn film-making and created “Cascadia Films” in 2015.
In 2019, after filming over 40 businesses and events in the Pacific Northwest, Matt decided it was time to pivot his film-making ambitions in a new direction.
When Matt isn’t out filming the heart and passion in others, he’s at home with his beautiful wife Cheryl and their 11 year old Sheltie, Buddy.
Austin Mason, Cinematographer & Photographer
Austin Mason is a local Port Angeles based cinematographer who specializes in outdoor and event cinematography/videography. Having spent nearly his entire life concentrating on photography, Austin not only knows the area like the back of his hand but he also spends his time scouting new film locations while hiking the Pacific Northwest.
Austin joined Heart & Passion Films after graduating school in order to pursue a career in full time film-making. He’s helped with numerous event videos along with being Matt’s go to cinematographer helping assist in several wedding films all throughout the peninsula.
Whether Austin is out filming or taking time to spend with his wife Mikayla and family, he’s always up for a new adventure and challenge. Austin has been an essential part of the success of Heart & Passion Films.