Matthew J. Reichl - 1975-2009


Posted on Jul 1st, 2009 in Obituary

Screenwriting alumnus Matthew J. Reichl MFA ’00 passed away on May 3, 2009 in Philadelphia, a result of multiple surgeries for a brain tumor. He was 44.

Reichl graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with bachelors degrees in both psychology and film. At Michigan, he was awarded the Hopwood Senior Drama writing award and produced a short film which won the University of Michigan Film Festival.

After earning his MFA, Reichl spent a decade in Los Angeles writing and developing screenplays for feature films. In recent years he was employed by the Princeton Review, where he taught and tutored for the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.